Category Archives: Volunteers

Memphis Mayor and United Way CEO Race with Distorted Vision Goggles to Help More People Escape Poverty

MEMPHIS, TN – On Wednesday, October 18th, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and United Way of the Mid-South President and CEO Rev. Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D. will compete in a race in conjunction with City of Memphis employees’ United Way campaign. … Continue reading

Posted in Events, News, Volunteers | Leave a comment

UW partnerships: Pathways To Success connecting teens and young men to job opportunities

United Way of the Mid-South is proud to be part of the “My Brother’s Keeper” and Pathways to Success opportunity summit event next Thursday, June 22nd from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The My Brother’s Keeper Alliance national alliance connects … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Income / Financial Stability, Poverty, Volunteers | Comments Off on UW partnerships: Pathways To Success connecting teens and young men to job opportunities

Volunteer Spotlight: Raised in poverty, Charles Everett works with United Way to improve people’s lives

This gallery contains 5 photos.

“I didn’t have the luxuries then that I have now.” Charles Everett, 55, was 9-years-old when his family moved from Mississippi to Tennessee. His parents were sharecroppers, instilling in their children the value of hard work and humility. Charles didn’t … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off on Volunteer Spotlight: Raised in poverty, Charles Everett works with United Way to improve people’s lives

United Way Pavimentó El Camino (United Way Paved The Way)

“We did not speak English nor did we have housing.” In March 2000, Ellen Muñoz started a new chapter in her life by coming to the United States as a young teenager, “which was not only a new country but … Continue reading

Posted in Allocations, Funding Decisions, News, Personal Stories, Poverty, Volunteers | Comments Off on United Way Pavimentó El Camino (United Way Paved The Way)

Volunteer 4 Memphis project honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., January 13-16

United Way of the Mid-South, in partnership with Leadership Memphis and Volunteer Memphis, is proud to support “Volunteer 4 Memphis,” a four-day service project bringing our community together with the power of volunteerism in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, … Continue reading

Posted in Events, News, Volunteers | Comments Off on Volunteer 4 Memphis project honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., January 13-16

More photos! United Way Trunk or Treat, fun for the whole family

We’re thrilled with the success of last weekend’s United Way Trunk or Treat activity at our 1005 Tillman Street headquarters, and we have more fun photos to share taken by United Way Campaign Representative Lisa Starnes. The activity was supported … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Partner Agencies, Volunteers | Comments Off on More photos! United Way Trunk or Treat, fun for the whole family

United Way Trunk or Treat, Saturday, October 29, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Photo galleries!)

Be sure to join us at our 1005 Tillman Street headquarters for United Way Trunk or Treat, Saturday, October 29, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Trunk or treat is a free, open to the public, family-friendly event to celebrate the … Continue reading

Posted in Events, News, Volunteers | Comments Off on United Way Trunk or Treat, Saturday, October 29, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Photo galleries!)

United Way Free Tax Prep recruiting volunteers: drive the dream of helping people out of poverty

United Way’s Free Tax Prep program is recruiting volunteers to help people in households with less than $54,000 in annual income prepare and file federal income tax returns free of charge in 2017. Volunteers can train to become IRS certified … Continue reading

Posted in Free Tax Prep, Volunteers | Comments Off on United Way Free Tax Prep recruiting volunteers: drive the dream of helping people out of poverty

United Way “Trunk or Treat” Saturday, October 29 – Volunteers needed!

United Way of the Mid-South’s “Trunk or Treat” festival Saturday, October 29 needs volunteers! Last year’s “Trunk or Treat” festival was a tremendous success as area families enjoyed candy giveaways, hamburgers, hotdogs, games, music, face painting, and other fun activities. … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Volunteers | Comments Off on United Way “Trunk or Treat” Saturday, October 29 – Volunteers needed!

Photos – United Way Day of Caring unites power of volunteers with nonprofits

Here’s another set of wonderful photos from last Friday’s United Way Day of Caring event, featuring volunteers working at the Mid-South Food Bank and other groups. We’re featuring photos and stories from the event all week.

Posted in Day of Caring, Volunteers | Comments Off on Photos – United Way Day of Caring unites power of volunteers with nonprofits