Candid Conversations: COVID-19 Vaccinations

An honest conversation about COVID-19, the virus, and the vaccine in our community Join Women United and a distinguished panel as they discuss COVID-19 and the concerns around the newly developed vaccine. Panelists: Barney Graham, MD, PhD, Deputy Director of the NIH...

United Way concludes 2020 with outstanding Volunteer Engagement

We are thankful for everyone who continued to support us in helping our community during the holiday season. There were several service projects that really made an impact in assisting our neighbors. One hundred and thirty employees from International Paper collected...

Several Workplace Campaigns see significant increase

United Way of the Mid-South’s Resource Development team is happy to share a few success stories from their workplace campaigns taking place during the pandemic. The team has worked tirelessly to ensure corporate partners have what they need to continue their support...

Free Tax Prep season begins January 18th

The Free Tax Prep 2021 season officially opens Monday, Jan. 18th. If your household income was below $57,000 in 2020, you qualify to have your taxes filed for free by an IRS certified tax preparer. We are building on the innovative Drive-Thru Drop-Off approach...

United Way of the Mid-South’s Driving The Dream receives $100,000 grant from Siemer Institute

United Way of the Mid-South’s Driving The Dream received a $100,000 grant from the Siemer Institute to serve families  who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness and have at least one school-aged child under the age of 18 in the home. Siemer Institute funds...

Plough Foundation secures United Way

Saturday, 19 December 2020 — Memphis Commercial Appeal USA TODAY NETWORK – TENNESSEE ~ Dima Amro The Plough Foundation is granting $5 million to United Way of the Mid-South to provide security for the future of the agency. The Memphis-based foundation announced...



of people in the City of Memphis live in poverty


of children under 18 in Memphis live in poverty


of people in Shelby County live in poverty


of children under 18 in Shelby County live in poverty


of people in our AR, MS, TN metro area live in poverty


of children under 18 in our AR, MS, TN metro area live in poverty

The US average for people living in poverty is 12.3%. The 2020 Update of the Memphis Poverty Fact Sheet, Produced Annually by Dr. Elena Delavega of the School of Social Work at the University of Memphis. Data from the 2019 American Community Survey released in September 2020.

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had more stable employment


had better financial management strategies


reported higher income