Monthly Archives: May 2012

Your support at work: A veteran fighting alcohol and drug addiction finds his way back “home” to family and sobriety

Note: This story comes from Cordell Walker, executive director of Alpha Omega Veteran’s Services, one of United Way’s network agency partners working to strengthen families and neighborhoods through improving education, income and health. Names and images have been changed to … Continue reading

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Extended days for FREE tax preparation and filing help from EITCA May 29th – June 7th

Do you still need to file a tax return for 2011 or amend a prior year’s return? The Earned Income Tax Credit Alliance (EITCA) will provide EXTRA DAYS for their FREE tax preparation and filing service at the Benjamin Hooks … Continue reading

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Great results from United Way’s familywize discount prescription drug partnership: Over $1.1 million in savings for people in Shelby County

United Way of the Mid-South’s partnership with the familywize discount card for prescription medications has grown tremendously! The card has helped people in Shelby County, TN receive a total of more than $1.1 million in savings  on prescription medications. Since … Continue reading

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New postcard series helps share information about United Way support creating results

A new series of postcards is sharing information about how your support of United Way’s network of care creates results and impacts people’s lives in our area. Each card features a local “factoid” related to improvements in education, income and/or … Continue reading

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Infographic from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies highlights national overweight and obesity statistics, provides behavioral warnings

Be sure to check out this powerful infographic from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies which provides very insightful statistics related to national behavior trends. These complex behaviors are contributing to an obesity epidemic for American youth and … Continue reading

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Your support at work: Mentoring reaches a young grade school student during a time of crisis and helps him make the right choices in life

Note: This story comes from Elaine Dalfen with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Memphis, part of United Way’s network of agencies and programs working to help children succeed and focusing on improving education. Names and images have been changed to … Continue reading

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Campaign volunteer training session brings leaders together to plan, learn more about United Way

This morning’s campaign volunteer training session brought local volunteers and United Way staff together to learn more about sharing information and raising support during this year’s fundraising season. General Campaign Chairman Joe DiNicolantonio (Regions) welcomed the group of community volunteer … Continue reading

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