Resource Development creatively runs Workplace Campaigns amidst COVID-19

The Resource Development team at United Way of the Mid-South is in full campaign mode as several of our corporate partners are committing to raising funds for our cause.  Valero Memphis Refinery raised more than $400,000 during their annual United Way campaign to...

United Way joins the Afterschool Alliance for the Twentieth Annual Lights on Afterschool

Our Community Impact team partnered once again with the Afterschool Alliance for their annual Lights on Afterschool. For the past 20 years, Lights on Afterschool has brought attention to the importance of afterschool programs which benefit communities holistically by...

Free Tax Prep reminds Non-Filers of Deadline for IRS Economic Impact Payment

The deadline for non-filers to register for the IRS Economic Impact Payment is November 21st. You may still be eligible for the EIP even if you don’t normally file taxes. Visit to learn more and to...

Driving The Dream partners with Church Health for site-based Care Coordination Services to Spanish-language Families

Driving The Dream recently announced its partnership with Church Health to offer site-based Care Coordination Services to 45 Spanish-language families, beginning in October 2020.  Church Health is the largest faith-based private healthcare nonprofit organization in...

United Way hosts Town Hall with National Best-Selling Author and CEO of Robinhood, Wes Moore

United Way of the Mid-South was honored to host the Community Impact Town Hall; a timely and pivotal conversation with keynote speaker, best-selling author, combat veteran and CEO of Robin Hood, Wes Moore. During this powerful session, he addressed a few key points...

Corporate Campaign Season Underway Amidst COVID-19 Challenges

United Way of the Mid-South’s Resource Development team has pivoted to take an innovative approach during the COVID-19 pandemic by conducting workplace campaigns virtually. They provided a Virtual Toolkit to corporate partners so they can effectively run their...



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