Category Archives: Personal Stories

Volunteers: United Way Loaned Executives serve on the front lines of caring

Serving as a United Way Loaned Executive can be fun. But, it can also be challenging. Thankfully, year in and year out, United Way of the Mid-South receives some of Memphis’ top employees from companies around the city. These volunteer … Continue reading

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Unable to speak at age six with a cleft palate, United Way staff member Nakisha Coffey is now a voice for our common good

Nakisha Coffey shocked many of her coworkers at United Way of the Mid-South earlier this year when she shared that as a child, United Way had helped her in overcoming a cleft palate condition. Cleft palate is a condition that … Continue reading

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Focus on early childhood development: United Way meets with Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee to discuss the issues

The future of children’s education and the need for more effective childhood development programs and services in DeSoto County were topics of conversation recently as United Way representatives met with Alan Nunnelee, U.S. Representative, First District of Mississippi, and Walt … Continue reading

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Local volunteers share insights about being part of United Way Day of Caring

United Way’s Day of Caring event is an annual celebration of the power volunteers provide for our area’s nonprofit sector, working with agencies that improve life for our community. Whether it’s demanding yet satisfying work projects that beautify landscaping on … Continue reading

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Serving as a Loaned Executive and Sponsored Representative makes an impact on your community – and yourself.

Later this summer when General Campaign Chairman Bruce Hopkins kicks off the United Way campaign, a key team of community volunteers will be on the front lines of sharing our message and reaching people across the Mid-South. The United Way … Continue reading

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United Way Community Conversations reveal desires for improved neighborhoods and expanded opportunties

There’s a lot of discussion across the Mid-South about goals and aspirations for our area – and much of it comes from United Way’s “Community Conversations” being conducted at locations across the region. United Way is bringing groups of people … Continue reading

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Strategic Planning: United Way staff hears from Tunica County representatives during Community Conversations

United Way of the Mid-South staff met with network partner agency representatives in Tunica County, MS recently for a Community Conversation, listening to feedback about thoughts and aspirations for improving life for people in Tunica. As part of United Way’s … Continue reading

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