Monthly Archives: October 2013

Campaign report “scares” up big numbers for regional United Way fundraising drive

Late October’s campaign countdown meeting in the United Way office is always a treat, as many staff and volunteers show up dressed for the Halloween season. Yesterday’s meeting had a great assortment of costumes, with many people acting “in character” … Continue reading

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United Way celebration featured in Lauderdale Voice and Lauderdale County Enterprise newspapers

United Way of the Mid-South’s recent celebration event was featured in the Lauderdale Voice and Lauderdale County Enterprise newspapers earlier this month, recognizing our network’s efforts to improve education, financial stability and health across Lauderdale County. Photos accompanying the stories featured … Continue reading

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United Way sponsored Advanced Tutor Training open session Friday, November 1

United Way, along with Literacy Mid-South, Shelby County Schools and Urban Youth Initiative is sponsoring an Advanced Tutor Training  session on Friday, November 1. The training session is focused on “Common Core Standards for Math” and begins at 11:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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Links: Roger Staubach and 40 years of United Way partnership with the NFL

A post on the United Way Worldwide website yesterday features an interview with Dallas Cowboys legendary quarterback Roger Staubach about life as a football player, successful businessman, and United Way volunteer. Staubach’s television commercials for United Way in the 1970s … Continue reading

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Bullying Prevention Awareness Month underway

Earlier this week the Department of Health and Human Services announced that October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month in a statement on the department’s website. An infographic available at the department’s webpage for printing presents statistics and studies that show … Continue reading

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Financial stability volunteers wanted! Help people with low incomes see big tax refunds

United Way of the Mid-South is collaborating with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in hopes to recruit volunteers for training and certification by the IRS. When certified, they will be able to participate in United Way’s Earned Income Tax Credit … Continue reading

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Weekly fundraising recap meeting reviews generous campaigns underway across the Mid-South

“This is going to be a great countdown meeting!” said United Way’s 2013-14 General Campaign Chairman Bruce Hopkins. Hopkins, President, West Tennessee Region for First Tennessee Bank, hosted the meeting to cheers from United Way staff and Loaned Executives. “I’ve … Continue reading

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