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.

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Register for Pins for Pennies bowling night, benefiting the Youth United Way scholarship program

Click on the poster below to register for Youth United Way’s Pins for Pennies bowling night, benefiting the Youth United Way scholarship program! (A Google Form registration file will open in a new tab in your browser.) You can pay the $20.00 registration online here.

Pins for Pennies October 16 at Main Event!

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Volunteers making a difference through United Way Day of Caring (photos)

All week long we’re sharing photos from Friday’s United Way Day of Caring event with you! Here are more photos from our kickoff rally at International Paper Company, and some photos of volunteers in action at Porter-Leath.

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(Photos courtesy of United Way Campaign Representative Aimee Seligstein and members of the United Way Campaign Representative team and United Way staff.)

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More Day of Caring photos! (International Paper rally site)

We have more great Day of Caring photos from our big Friday rally at International Paper Company, where our “selfie frames” were a hit with the huge crowd of volunteers who worked to make the Mid-South an even better place to live. We’ll continue to share photos from rally sites and volunteer work sites throughout the week!

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(Photos courtesy of United Way Campaign Representative Aimee Seligstein and members of the United Way Campaign Representative team and United Way staff.)

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In the news: Crye Leike cooking up something sweet for United Way in The Germantown News

News & related itemsCrye-Leike Real Estate Services is raising resources for United Way of the Mid-South and you can read all about it in The Germantown News!

Tomorrow, real estate agents of Crye-Leike Real Estate Services’ Germantown-Poplar branch office will take over The Great American Cookie Store/ Marble Slab Creamery in Germantown on Tuesday, Sept. 20, and a percentage of sales will benefit United Way of the Mid-South. Our thanks to everyone at Crye-Leike and The Great American Cookie Store / Marble Slab Creamery who are teaming up to help us in the fight against Mid-South poverty!

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Day of Caring photos show fun & volunteerism for the Mid-South

As we mentioned last week, we’re sharing photos and stories from Friday’s United Way Day of Caring all week long on our website. Our thanks to long-time United Way volunteer and Campaign Representative James Alexander for these great pictures at The National Civil Rights Museum kickoff rally and Day of Caring worksites.

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UPDATE: United Way Day of Caring brings over 1,000 volunteers to “live united, solve it together”

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United Way Day of Caring brought over 1,000 volunteers to “live united, solve it together” at nonprofits across the Mid-South today! We’re gathering hundreds of photos and stories from kickoff rallies at International Paper, The National Civil Rights Museum, and Fayette Cares – and more from over 50 nonprofit worksites where volunteers are making a difference. Be sure to follow all the action through #uwmsdoc on social media, and connect with United Way today! We’ll share galleries of photos from Day of Caring here on the United Way website all next week.

Twitter: @uwmidsouth
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uwmidsouth
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/united_way_mid_south/

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Friday, September 16: United Way Day of Caring begins with 3 local rallies

2016WebHeaderDOCFingersPoinUnited Way of the Mid-South kicks off its resource development drive on Friday, September 16 as roughly 1,000 volunteers across the region unite to perform service works at local nonprofits for Day of Caring. This year, United Way expands the kickoff event with 3 rally sites:

1.) East: International Paper, 6400 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN
2.) Downtown: The National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St., Memphis, TN
3.) Fayette County: Fayette Cares, 13300 North Main St., Somerville, TN

Rallies begin shortly before 8:00 a.m. and end shortly before 9:00 a.m. as volunteers leave to serve at predetermined nonprofit agency worksites.

“Day of Caring has a 20-year tradition of matching volunteers and nonprofits to create our largest volunteerism impact event of the year,” said Dave Skorupa, Director of Communications at United Way. “Our Community Engagement team has been hard at work creating this tremendous opportunity to ‘live united and solve it together’ for over 1,000 volunteers, who are joining our fight against poverty by helping nonprofits and impacting lives.”

Volunteers from local businesses and organizations including FedEx, International Paper, Belz Enterprises, Caesar’s Entertainment, and Kroger are providing large volunteer teams. Team sizes vary, as does the service work each team performs.

J.W. Gibson II is the 2016-17 General Campaign Chairman for United Way, leading the organization’s resource development efforts across the Mid-South. Gibson is Chairman and CEO of Gibson Companies, Inc. Jerry Collins, Jr. is the Chairman of the United Way Board of Directors. Collins is President and CEO of MLGW. The two Memphis business leaders will attend the Memphis rallies to help begin the region-wide Day of Caring event.

Volunteers will participate in a wide variety of projects including landscaping, painting, grounds improvements, interacting with children and adults with special needs and other work contributing to our common good.

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UW’s Karlisa Kuykindall featured on Make Memphis website

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Karlisa Kuykindall (Photo by Kevin Dean for the Make Memphis website)

Learn more about Karlisa Kuykindall of our United Way Community Engagement team, who is featured on today’s Make Memphis website blog “The Dean’s List” for her work to engage millennials in our Emerging Leaders Society. The article appears at http://makememphis.org/the-deans-list-karlisa-kuykindall/

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United Way’s office is closed for Labor Day, Sept. 5, 2016

LaborDayWeekendThe United Way of the Mid-South office will be closed Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of Labor Day.

We salute our friends in Organized Labor who are such strong supporters of United Way, and for everything the labor movement does to improve the quality of life for people across our nation.

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