Category Archives: United Way Worldwide

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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Please act! Preserve the charitable giving tax deduction

Washington politicians are considering placing caps or making cuts to the 100-year-old tax benefit for those who give to charities, redirecting these dollars to the federal government. Measures like this, at a time when people and families are still reeling … Continue reading

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National annual “Giving Tuesday” effort launches November 27

We want you to have a happy Thanksgiving this Thursday… You’re looking forward to (or dreading) Black Friday… Some of you will go online for Cyber Monday next week… Now you can be involved in helping launch Giving Tuesday! November … Continue reading

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News: United Way is recognized as America’s largest charity and Top 5 “All-Star” efficiency by Forbes

The United Way system has once again topped the Forbes list for largest charity in the United States and has been recognized for its efficiency in a new report. Forbes recognized that United Way is receiving a larger total in … Continue reading

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Number of “disconnected youth” reaches 6.7 million, need for tutors and mentors is crucial

One in six young people between ages 16 and 24 years old are unattached to school in America. This means approximately 6.7 million are currently “disconnected” youth. There are approximately 3.4 million young people who are “chronically disconnected,” having no … Continue reading

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United Way Worldwide celebrates Day of Action and 125th anniversary of United Way movement with events in Washington, DC and New York City

Yesterday’s United Way Day of Action was a great success here in the Mid-South (see yesterday’s and this morning’s updates) and the story was similar for our friends at United Way Worldwide who celebrated the 125th anniversary of the United … Continue reading

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In The News: Story at “Fast Company” features United Way Worldwide

A recent article at Fast Company features a story about the transformation of the United Way system, focusing on changes at United Way Worldwide. The article features an interview with Barry Salzberg, Chairman of United Way Worldwide Board of Trustees … Continue reading

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