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Volunteers Lay Foundation to Lifelong Success

 Volunteers Lay Foundation to Lifelong Success We all know that a quality education begins with reading. In fact, kids who read proficiently by third grade are more likely to graduate high school. Yet, only 35% of third-grade students in Tennessee are proficient (or...

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,...

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...

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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The Top 10 Totally Toxic Mistakes

The Top 10 Totally Toxic Mistakes We all strive to do what's best for our families by keeping our children safe and our homes clean. However, once in a while, some of the methods we use to achieve these goals totally backfire and can have minor – or even severe –...

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Who’s eligible for the EITC?

Who’s eligible for the EITC? Workers may get a larger tax refund this year because of the EITC or Earned Income Tax Credit. But to get it, you must file a tax return and claim it. Friday marks the 12th anniversary of EITC Awareness Day, a nationwide effort to increase...

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What is the United Way Caring Club?

What is the United Way Caring Club? What is United Way of Williamson County’s Caring Club? It’s a way for us and local business partners to thank you for investing with us to build better lives throughout the community. Our mission is to improve people’s lives by...

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Creating better futures by mentoring

Creating better futures by mentoring As we celebrate National Mentoring Month this January, you may wonder why mentoring is so important. A single observation from the late author and speaker, Zig Ziglar, sums it up nicely. “A lot of people have gone further than they...

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