Monthly Archives: October 2011

Battle of bands outcome reflects “live united” team spirit as AutoZone raises over $619,000 for United Way

AutoZone employees are a talented group, and the organization had a tough choice when it came to a recent “battle of the bands” contest. Two bands made up of AutoZone employees competed against each other in an attempt to increase … Continue reading

Posted in Fund Raising, Volunteers

First Tennessee recognizes leadership and kicks off its United Way campaign with information and fun

United Way celebrated with First Tennessee employees at their campaign kickoff last Friday morning at the downtown First Tennessee branch. Last year First Tennessee contributed over $1.2 million to the United Way of the Mid-South fundraising drive, the second-highest total … Continue reading

Posted in Fund Raising, Volunteers

Numbers That Matter: Local 2-1-1 answered over 45,500 calls connecting people with needs to services that help (July, 2010 thru June, 2011)

Our local 2-1-1 information and referral organization (a partnership between United Way of the Mid-South and the Memphis Public Library system) released the totals of calls received between July, 2010 and June, 2011 earlier today. The results show that over … Continue reading

Posted in Information Resources, News, Partner Agencies, Technology

Great Links: Read about the SRVS employee giving campaign for United Way

Our friends at SRVS are among the United Way partner nonprofit organizations where agency professionals contribute to our United Way fundraising campaign through employee gifts. Read about SRVS (Shelby Residential and Vocational Services) employee fundraising campaign for United Way of … Continue reading

Posted in Fund Raising, Partner Agencies, Volunteers

Uplifting tours of United Way network partner agencies share stories of how donations make a difference

“It’s not a hand out, it is a change of life.” That is what Michael Steward said after he and a team of his fellow Loaned Executives and Sponsored Representatives took part in a United Way volunteer tradition – touring … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Events, Health, Loaned Executives, Partner Agencies, Personal Stories, Sponsored Representatives, Volunteers

Advanced Tutor Training Mini-Conference will address cultural competency and managing challenging behavior, Sat., Nov. 5

Next week, an Advanced Tutor Training Mini-Conference will focus on two relevant topics that strengthen interaction between tutors and students: cultural competency and managing challenging behavior. Literacy Mid-South, Memphis City Schools, United Way of the Mid-South and Urban Youth Initiative, … Continue reading

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

United Way celebrates “a great first half,” with more work ahead before fundraising drive ends

“This has been a great first half, but we know the second half is the toughest part of this drive. Let’s make sure the second half goes as well as the first half,” said John Crowe, United Way of the … Continue reading

Posted in Fund Raising, Volunteers