Monthly Archives: September 2011

FedEx Cares calendar shows upcoming United Way related events and activities

Our friends at FedEx are engaged in several activities over the next few weeks to support this year’s United Way campaign. Here are just a few of the events FedEx is conducting to generate excitement about the United Way drive … Continue reading

Posted in Fund Raising, News, Volunteers

United Way staff to speak on Neighborhood Incident Command Centers at Ready Neighborhoods Emergency Preparedness Summit on Oct. 8

On Saturday, October 8th roughly 200 neighborhood leaders will come together at the Ready Neighborhoods Emergency Preparedness Summit. The event will take place from 8:00 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. at the Holiday Inn / University of Memphis, located at 3700 … Continue reading

Posted in Disaster, Information Resources, News, Strengthening families and neighborhoods, Volunteers

Local Media: Special United Way section in October, 2011 Memphis magazine (Thanks to Belz Enterprises, FedEx & First Tennessee)

The October, 2011 edition of Memphis magazine features a special 16-page section dedicated to United Way of the Mid-South. The section is made possible by the generous support of our friends at Belz Enterprises, FedEx and First Tennessee. We also … Continue reading

Posted in Advertisements, Information Resources, News

Your Gifts At Work: Jim’s service in the armed forces seemed but a distant memory as homeless life on the streets was compounded with medical issues

This story comes courtesy of Jolie Jeter with Alpha Omega Veterans Services. Names and pictures have been changed to protect privacy. Jim was a veteran, having served in our nation’s armed forces in his younger years. Now at the age … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Financial Stability, Health, Improving health for adults & seniors, Partner Agencies, Personal Stories

Youth United Way teens are “up to more good” bringing food and stocking shelves for this year’s kickoff service event

Monday afternoon, members of the Youth United Way Leadership Program (YUW) delivered over 200 boxes of macaroni & cheese to the Ronald McDonald House to help feed families while they are living in the residential facility. Not only did the … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Helping children and youth succeed, Strengthening families and neighborhoods, Volunteers, Youth United Way

CIM training takes place throughout the year, gathering data for more effective community decision-making

Earlier today, a session of Community Issues Management (CIM) technical training took place in our United Way Boardroom. Training sessions are conducted throughout the year to help people become connected with this informative,¬†web-based system for community engagement between organizations and … Continue reading

Posted in CIM, Education, Information Resources, Technology

Not your typical teens: Youth United Way students use Saturdays to help our community

When one thinks of how teenagers typically use a Saturday, one may have thoughts of sleeping in late and relaxing around the house after a week of schoolwork. But the teens in the Youth United Way Leadership Program have a … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Grants, Health, Helping children and youth succeed, News, Youth United Way