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Sexual Assault: Resources for Individuals and Families

2-1-1 ensures operators can help callers find local mental health resources and survivor support, such as the Sexual Assault Center, which provides healing for children, adults, and families affected by sexual assault and violence.

Food Truck Schedule

We thank our corporate partners for hosting Food Truck Fundraisers and other entertaining and creative activities during their workplace giving campaigns. Join us for great food, games, good music, a magic show, bake sale, and more at the following events…

2018 Days of Caring

Days of Caring is a United Way initiative to scale and coordinate strategic volunteer engagement across Williamson County. This year, we worked with over a dozen corporate partners to recruit volunteers, and then assigned them to local nonprofit agencies with…

Food Truck Schedule

We thank our corporate partners for hosting Food Truck Fundraisers and other entertaining and creative activities during their workplace giving campaigns. Join us for great food, games, good music, a magic show, bake sale, and more at the following events…

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2018 Days of Caring

Days of Caring is a United Way initiative to scale and coordinate strategic volunteer engagement across Williamson County. This year, we worked with over a dozen corporate partners to recruit volunteers, and then assigned them to local nonprofit agencies with…

read more

Hunger Prevention Month

September is Hunger Action Month– a month where people stand together with Feeding America and the network of food banks that fight hunger in Middle Tennessee and across the country. We’re all better off when our neighbors have food, a roof over their heads, and gas…

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Honor 9/11 Victims by Volunteering

September 11th is National Day of Service and Remembrance, a culmination of efforts originally launched in 2002 to promote community service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and first…

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International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day marks the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights. In the U.S., research shows that children who read proficiently by third grade are more likely to graduate high school. In Tennessee, only 35%…

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What is Labor Day?

Labor Day was born from sociopolitical efforts to unify union workers and reduce work time. The vital force of labor fostered high standards of living in the U.S. and the greatest production the world has ever known. Therefore, it is appropriate that our nation…

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5 Ways to Ease the Transition to College

It’s that time of year when thousands of students are starting or returning to college across Tennessee. And for many of these students, college will open the door to social causes across our communities. For freshmen, its…

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Franklin Tomorrow Celebrates Volunteers

 Franklin Tomorrow Celebrates Community Volunteers United Way of Williamson County (UWWC) corporate partners, Atmos Energy and CenterPoint Energy Services, won the Corporate Team Award at the 12th annual Exemplary Community Volunteer Awards celebration. Every year,...

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Shopping for School Supplies Without Breaking the Bank

 Shopping for School Supplies Without Breaking the Bank As schools across Tennessee prepare to open their doors in the month ahead, retailers are preparing for the second largest shopping season: back to school. Tennessee’s sales tax holiday takes place every year on...

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July Twitter Chat

July Twitter Chat Once a month, we join United Way Worldwide’s Twitter Chat to feature our work and help make a big wave on Twitter. What’s a Twitter Chat? It's like a panel-based Q&A session. The “moderator” (Neil Parekh, Director of Network Communications for United...

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We Support National Summer Learning Day

 We Support National Summer Learning Day Many people understand that one of the primary benefits of an afterschool program is to boost a child’s academic performance. But, we must also recognize that afterschool programs (A) support childhood success and (B) offer a...

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Our First Diaper Drive Is A Success

 Our First Diaper Drive Is A Success As unemployment and increasing costs of basic needs further strain the finances of low-income families, one in three families struggle to provide diapers for their babies. On United Way’s Day of Action, held each year on June 21—...

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Spring into action with these volunteer activities

Spring into action with these volunteer activities Spring is finally here, and people everywhere are looking to break their cabin fever. What better way to take advantage of the longer days and warmer weather than to get out and volunteer? Not only can it boost your...

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