Faces of Poverty

“I make sure I’m grounded by that experience of growing up in poverty.”

~ Charles

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“We did not speak English nor did we have housing.”

~ Ellen

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“The conditions were terrifying.”

~ Nat

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“All he wanted to do was read and complete a crossword puzzle.”

~ LJ

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“But there’s hope. There’s a silver lining around every cloud.”

~ Tonya

Where there's a you, there's a way

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Faces of Poverty

“I make sure I’m grounded by that experience of growing up in poverty.”

~ Charles

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“We did not speak English nor did we have housing.”

~ Ellen

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“The conditions were terrifying.”

~ Nat

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“All he wanted to do was read and complete a crossword puzzle.”

~ LJ

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“But there’s hope. There’s a silver lining around every cloud.”

~ Tonya

Where there's a you, there's a way

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MONEY Support us with the gift of money, trust, stocks, and/or other forms of funding to invest in the advancement of individuals and families.

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BRAIN POWER Join us by delving deeper into the data, contacting your elected officials, and championing our cause to make a difference in this community.

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NETWORKS Connect with us through our Leadership Groups, invite us out to speak, or engage your networks in a Feast of Dreams of your own.

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of people in the City of Memphis live in poverty

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of children under 18 in Memphis live in poverty

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of people in Shelby County live in poverty

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of children under 18 in Shelby County live in poverty

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

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

The US average for people living in poverty is 13.4%. The 2018 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 2017 American Community Survey Released in September 2018.

WKNO Conversation with Dr. Kenneth Robinson

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Conaway: It’s all connected

By Dan Conaway Published: September 27, 2019 4:00 AM CT OP-ED As we spoke, words from an old spiritual I first heard and sang as a child came to mind. You probably know it, too. “Toe bone connected to the foot bone, Foot bone connected to the heel bone” Even in...

Volunteers give back with ‘A New Century of Service’

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The United Way Of The Mid-South: 95 Years Of Service

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National Good Neighbor Day

On this National Good Neighbor Day, we are highlighting one of our campaign reps who serendipitously started a new friendship with one of our Heights neighbors.

Three Easy Ways to Gain Financial Stability

Financial stability is one of the key pillars to United Way’s mission of advancing people from poverty to prosperity. United Way of the Mid-South works to put people in our community on a path toward financial empowerment by providing access to services, job training, credit counseling and money management programs

Rare Vacancy

United Way of the Mid-South Rare Vacancy for furnished office space including wi-fi, gated parking, utilities and much more.

Trunk or Treat

5th Annual "Trunk or Treat on Tillman Street” Fall Festival is a safe, family-friendly event hosted by United Way of the Mid-South. This event provides free flu shots, community resources, meals, and a safe and fun way for families to enjoy Halloween. Come join us for...

Feast of Dreams Dinner Party

Feast of Dreams is an informal dinner party during which an exchange of perspectives, ideas, and imagination is shared between people who normally wouldn’t have an opportunity to meet. Attendees are given the freedom to start re-imagining what the future could look...

Night to UNITE! 95th Anniversary Party

THANK YOU for making United Way of the Mid-South's Night to Unite: 95th Anniversary Party OUTSTANDING!!! With a crowd of over 500 guests, the aroma of delectable foods and illuminating drinks provided by Kelly English and Caesar's Entertainment (Horseshoe...

Trunk or Treat Serves Community with Candy, Care and Community Resources

Over 1300 people filled the parking lot at United Way of the Mid-South on Saturday, October 27th for the Fourth Annual Trunk or Treat on Tillman Street festival. With over 20 trunks hosted by area community partners, organizations and companies, families were able to...

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