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United Way Launches Coalition to Help Those Impacted By Government Shutdown

United Way Worldwide recently announced that it will lead the formation of the United for U.S. coalition, a joint effort by corporate partners, organized labor, the United Way network and…

3 Ways to Volunteer with United Way in the New Year

Volunteering is one of the best ways to learn about the needs of your community and the challenges that children, seniors, and families face each day. Volunteering provides you the opportunity to work with others who value lending a hand to their…

A Gift for You and Your Future

A will is one “tool” that United Way provides to help ensure families are stable and protected. Completing a will is one of the most important steps you can take for yourself and your family. A will can legally protect your spouse, children, and assets while spelling out…

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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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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