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Feast of Dreams Ignites Solutions on Full Stomachs

Propcellar, 2585 Summer Ave, padded immediately with over 100 guests, brimming with intellect, wisdom, and expertise as they prepared to engage in dinner and discussion around poverty in Memphis and its impact areas on Thursday, December 7th at “Feast of Dreams.” … Continue reading

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United Way’s Free Tax Prep Program; Seeks Volunteers for Launch

United Way of the Mid-South is looking for hundreds of volunteers to participate in the organization’s Free Tax Prep program which brings millions to city’s economic engine, impacting people in poverty. United Way is currently recruiting volunteers including tax preparers, … Continue reading

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From Math Problems to Engineer: How a Helping Hand Made Dreaming Possible

Pamela Jackson grew up with her four siblings in Louisiana, her grandmother raising them in a small housing project in a high poverty neighborhood. Pamela’s grandmother did not allow the children to play outside much. Violence and drug crime had … Continue reading

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Trunk Or Treat “Makes a Difference” in Community

Trunk or Treat is an annual event for UWMS. Families enjoy perusing trunks full of candy and goodies of organizations and agencies from across Memphis. It’s not only a safe and fun opportunity for kids wearing their Halloween costumes, but … Continue reading

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Siemer Institute for Family Stability Partners with United Way of the Mid-South to Change Lives

In partnership with The Siemer Institute for Family Stability, United Way of the Mid-South is Driving The Dream of Financial Stability.  An estimated 160 families sleep on Memphis streets or in shelters every night. Shelby County Schools defines homelessness as … Continue reading

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Driving The Dream Town Hall: Disrupting Poverty Together

Corporate donors, agency partners and community leaders convened at the Driving The Dream Town Hall, discussing ways to tackle Memphis’ biggest challenge: poverty on Tuesday, August 15th at the Peabody Hotel in Downtown Memphis. “We are here to come as … Continue reading

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Employee Campaign Manager Summit

On June 21, United Way of the Mid-South concluded one and kicked off another year of campaigning with corporate partners across the region in Memphis, TN. Our employee campaign managers convened to learn more about how to engage, educate and … Continue reading

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United Way brings over 100 volunteers to Pathways To Success Opportunity Summit

United Way of The Mid-South was glad to partner with fellow corporate partners and organizations across Memphis in support of the Pathways to Success Opportunity Summit, hosted by My Brother’s Keeper, the White House Initiative to set a positive trajectory … Continue reading

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Partnership with WMC TV raises donations for agencies serving victims of storm relief efforts

Today, United Way of the Mid-South and WMC TV Action News 5 are partnering to raise funds in support of relief efforts due to the storm on May 27. While there were no reported deaths and major injuries, almost 200,000 … Continue reading

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Thousands without power in local storm aftermath, United Way partners offering help & information

United Way’s office is open today, but many homes in our neighborhood have been dramatically impacted by the weekend storm which left as many as 188,000 without power Saturday night. Read more about the storms here. United Way partner agency, … Continue reading

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