June 1 - June 8
The #FightPoverty challenge is an online fundraising campaign to educate the community about the severity of our local poverty. With such high poverty rates, it is imperative for us to act now. This will be an opportunity for the entire community to unite with us in the fight against poverty, raise significant funds for change, and help drive the dreams of the Mid-South!
How you can help.
Join United Way of the Mid-South between June 1 and June 8th in the #FightPoverty challenge.
There are several ways to participate:
Become an individual fundraiser. Start a team to fundraise alongside your colleagues, club, team, friends, or family. Make a donation and share this page to your network
How it works and the expected impact
United Way estimates roughly 20,000 people in poverty can be promptly impacted by Driving The Dream in its early stages if we receive the support we need from donors, grantors, and other sources of philanthropy.
A coalition of local businesses who are all focused on investing in innovative poverty reduction solutions and economic growth strategies will create opportunities for us all. That means nearly 10% of Mid-Southerners in poverty can receive support now, and be connected to resources and opportunities to free them from generational cycles of poverty.
Families and individuals in poverty work with the Driving The Dream providers to create a “map of their dreams,” charting the order of steps, programs, and services necessary to help escape poverty and live the life of their dreams.