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Fighting summer food insecurity for our community’s students

Fighting summer food insecurity for our community’s students In 2015, almost half of all Tennessee students (48.9%) participated in the Free and Reduced Price school meal program, with more than 5,000 Williamson County students participating. When school is not in...
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Prescription discount card saves on multiple levels

Prescription discount card saves on multiple levels Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have at least one chronic condition, according to the CDC. And often, lifestyle changes aren’t enough to treat those conditions. For many, prescription medications are critical...
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Shred your documents to protect yourself from identity theft

Shred your documents to protect yourself from identity theft When someone uses your identity to obtain credit—whether by opening credit cards or signing up for utilities or even going to the doctor—and then fails to pay the bill, the outstanding debt can show up on...
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Free Tax Prep sites open now

Free Tax Prep sites open now Have you received your 2016 W-2 or 1099 documents? If not, be on the lookout – today is the deadline for employers to send these documents to taxpayers. When you are ready to file, you may be eligible to file for free through United Way of...

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Celebrating National Reading Day

 Celebrating National Reading Day We had a great turnout for our National Reading Day celebration Monday at the Williamson County Public Library in Franklin. National Reading Day is an annual literacy event celebrated nationally that encourages younger children to...

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Make small changes for big rewards in better health

Make small changes for big rewards in better health At United Way of Williamson County, we work to ensure each person in our community has the resources they need to lead healthy lives – whether that’s by helping provide access to medical, dental, or mental health...

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Are you using your Caring Club discount?

Are you using your Caring Club discount? At United Way of Williamson County, our mission is improving people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities. When you join us, you fight to remove barriers to learning, to support the community's most vulnerable,...

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Dial 2-1-1 to find help when you need it

Dial 2-1-1 to find help when you need it Here at United Way of Williamson County, we frequently get phone calls from people needing a helping hand. Maybe they need help caring for an elderly loved one. Maybe they’re having trouble making their utilities payments....

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How to cope with the Holiday Blues

How to cope with the Holiday Blues The holiday season is typically a joyful time of year, but for many it can be a time of emotional struggles. For example, in people with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) reduced exposure to sunlight during the shorter winter days...

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5 tips for talking to your children about charity

5 tips for talking to your children about charity As parents, we know our children learn by watching us. That’s why we strive to be role models. We show them how to be generous and compassionate. And while it sometimes may not seem like it, they listen to us, too. In...

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