Monthly Archives: November 2010

Bonus Photos: Youth United Way Bountiful Baskets Thanksgiving initiative

Students from the Youth United Way leadership program distributed food to deserving famililes last week to wrap up their Bountiful Baskets initiative. The distribution took place at United Way partner agency Knowledge Quest, Inc. Here are some photos from the … Continue reading

Posted in News, Youth United Way

United Way “Campaign for the Common Good” focuses on education, leadership

Last month government officials, nonprofit leaders, educators, students, parents of students and other community leaders met at United Way Worldwide’s headquarters in Alexandria, VA for meetings to discuss ways to help improve public education across America. These meetings were part … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Events, Helping children and youth succeed, News

Impacting Lives: Your support helped an out of control 14-year-old girl find a positive future

(Note: One reason we launched our News Center was to share United Way success stories with our community. When a person’s life is dramatically impacted by interaction with United Way’s network of agencies, it’s a big success for our entire region. … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Helping children and youth succeed, News, Partner Agencies, Personal Stories

Link to photos from United Way Halftime Show on CBS

Mid-Southerners watching the New England Patriots vs. Detroit Lions game on CBS Thanksgiving Day did not see the United Way Halftime Show due to approaching storms. The severity of the weather conditions prompted WREG News Channel 3 meteorologists to use … Continue reading

Posted in News

Save with Best Book in Town & support United Way (Thanks, Commercial Appeal)

The Commercial Appeal and The Best Book in Town are bringing you great savings and an opportunity to support United Way of the Mid-South. The Best Book in Town is filled with money-saving coupons worth more than $5,000 on dining, … Continue reading

Posted in Advertisements

Did you know: Actor/comedian Nielsen supported 1979 United Way/CFC national video

Actor Leslie Nielsen passed away this weekend at 84 years old. Nielsen was known for both is dramatic and comedy roles, but did you know he also provided his talent to support United Way and other charitable efforts for the common … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous, News

Enjoy the holidays!

The United Way News Center will take a break for Thanksgiving and the following Friday. News updates resume Monday morning, November 29th. May you, your family and your friends across our Mid-South community enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend filled with … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous