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...

#BeTheChange901 Unifies Collective Action for Mid-South

#BeTheChange901 is United Way of the Mid-South’s campaign to provide a unified direction to guide and galvanize continuous, collective action around creating opportunity for everyone in this community.  United Way, in partnership with International Paper and other...

BlueCare and United Way of the Mid-South help Memphians

BlueCare and United Way of the Mid-South help Memphians address social needs for better health JESSE THOMPSON | Aug 25, 2020 Memphis ranks No. 1 in overall poverty among metropolitan areas with a population greater than 1 million. That statistic motivated our BlueCare...

United Way of the Mid-South named grant administrator for Tennessee CARES Act

United Way of the Mid-South was chosen by the state of Tennessee as one of several grant administrators for the Tennessee CARES Act. These grants, created by the Department of Human Services as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, will provide $150 million in direct...

Free Tax Prep concludes 2020 Drive-Thru Drop-Off Service

United Way of the Mid-South envisions a Memphis where every person has equitable access to the resources needed to live the life of their choosing. One step in this process is providing low to moderate income families with free tax preparation to ensure they get the...

Driving The Dream Launches CaseWorthy Data Platform

United Way of the Mid-South is proud to announce an innovative partnership with CaseWorthy and Driving The Dream. This connectivity is made possible through a generous grant from First Horizon Foundation. CaseWorthy is a platform used by human service organizations to...

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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 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.

(DTD) envisions a Mid-South in which all people have equitable access to resources needed to achieve their hopes and dreams.

DTD is touching thousands of Memphis and transforming lives.

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had more stable employment

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had better financial management strategies

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reported higher income