Monthly Archives: May 2011

Tunica, MS allocations volunteers meet to discuss funding for local nonprofits

Allocations volunteers make the challenging decisions about where donated funds will be used to improve lives and impact communities. In Tunica County, MS the allocations volunteer team is led by Committee Chairwoman Lyn Arnold. Earlier this month, the Tunica volunteers held … Continue reading

Posted in Allocations, Funding Decisions, Helping children and youth succeed, Improving health for adults & seniors, Strengthening families and neighborhoods, Volunteers

Summertime tax hints from United Way’s Earned Income Tax Credit Alliance and the IRS

United Way of the Mid-South’s work with the Earned Income Tax Credit Alliance (EITCA) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) connects our organization with helpful tax information all year long. Before you start a summer job, take vacation, or send … Continue reading

Posted in Education, EITCA, Financial Stability, Information Resources, Strengthening families and neighborhoods

United Way’s office is closed on Memorial Day

United Way of the Mid-South’s office will be closed Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. Please remember the men and women from our armed forces who paid the highest price to secure and safeguard our nation’s freedoms.

Posted in Uncategorized

Call for volunteers – local storm & flood relief workers needed

The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency, in cooperation with Mid-South VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters) is calling for volunteers to help with two projects related to the recent storms, floods and disasters in our area.   Project One: Cleaning Bucket … Continue reading

Posted in Disaster, Volunteers

Be careful about charity scams when giving to disaster relief

ABC News 24 aired a report last night about the risks of giving to some disaster relief organizations that seem to “suddenly spring up” right after local emergencies. As part of the story, ABC News 24 reporter Jenni DiPrizio spoke … Continue reading

Posted in Disaster, Fund Raising, News, Volunteers

Your UW Support at Work: Homebuyer education makes more American dreams possible

This story comes courtesy of Paige Walkup, Resource Development and Marketing Director for United Housing. Names have been changed to protect privacy. Sometimes, our success stories are all about the bad things that don’t happen to people because you choose … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Financial Stability, Information Resources, Partner Agencies, Personal Stories, Strengthening families and neighborhoods

Youth United Way teens to receive financial literacy training from Federal Reserve Bank

Youth United Way Leadership Program’s graduating high school seniors will learn about financial literacy and planning from members of the Federal Reserve staff on Wednesday, June 1 when they will be the guests of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Financial Stability, Volunteers, Youth United Way