Monthly Archives: February 2013

Free Text4Baby service gives Moms, Moms-to-be and other caregivers great child care tips & information

United Way of the Mid-South is pleased to participate in the Text4Baby information campaign. Text4Baby gives short, free informational text messages to mothers, mothers-to-be and caregives about prenatal care, raising healthy babies and being effective parents. Promoting the Text4Baby campaign … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Helping children and youth succeed, Information Resources, News, Technology

Media Release: United Ways from Tennessee speaking with state leaders about pre-kindergarten and funding of critical social services today

United Way advocates for pre-k, honors advocacy leaders, celebrates resolution (NASHVILLE, TN) United Ways of Tennessee (UWTN), the association of 39 United Ways in the state, gathers today for its annual Hill Day. The day includes a legislative breakfast at … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Helping children and youth succeed, Information Resources, News, Public Policy, United Ways of Tennessee

Media: The Commercial Appeal highlights United Way grant for mobile food pantry work in northwest Mississippi

Mobile food pantry will distribute free food again on February 27 in DeSoto County More than 800 families were helped during the most previous distribution of food from the Mid-South Food Bank’s mobile pantry project, made possible thanks to a … Continue reading

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Financial stability: counties across the Mid-South have *free* tax help sites open to serve

Citizens in counties across the Mid-South are able to access FREE tax preparation and filing help at EITCA and VITA sites across the region. Citizens can now get their taxes filed for FREE thanks to the efforts of volunteers with … Continue reading

Posted in EITCA, Financial Stability, Volunteers

Remembering a community champion: Dr. E. Charles Leonard

Dr. E. Charles Leonard, past Chairman of the Board of Directors for United Way of the Mid-South in 1992 and 1993 passed away late last week. Dr. Leonard was recognized as a world-wide leader and expert in the field of … Continue reading

Posted in News, Personal Stories, Volunteers

Valuable training for serving on a nonprofit board of directors, Tuesday, February 26

It’s vitally important that volunteers serving on local nonprofit boards understand the issues, roles and responsibilities that come with this type of community leadership. Volunteer Mid-South is providing board connection training focused on Effective Board Service, Tuesday, February 26. This must-take … Continue reading

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National News: Walmart Foundation $4.16 million grant to United Way Worldwide and leading nonprofits launches MyFreeTaxes partnership

An extremely generous $4.16 million grant from the Walmart Foundation will help United Way Worldwide, Goodwill Industries International, and the National Disability Institute to return $1.95 billion this year to taxpayers through free tax preparation and filing services. The MyFreeTaxes … Continue reading

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