15,000 Diapers Donated to Women United Diaper Drive

15,000 Diapers Donated to Women United Diaper Drive

Over the past two months, Women United of Southwest Alabama, the women’s leadership initiative of United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) collected diaper donations to advance the health and economic stability for families in our area. The drive collected approximately 15,000 diapers distributed to five United Way partners: Dumas Wesley Community Center, Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast, Gulf Regional Early Childhood Services, Penelope House, and the Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama.

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Airbus & United Way Announce Funding for Local Education Programs

Airbus & United Way Announce Funding for Local Education Programs

Airbus Americas Engineering and United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) announced a series of grants worth more than $7,500 in the third year of their education partnership. This partnership was created in 2014 to invest in community programs and services that improve education.

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Women United Diaper Drive

Women United Diaper Drive

Diapers are a basic need for children, as essential to their health and well-being as food, shelter, and a parent’s love. Yet, many families struggle to afford diapers, and few resources exist to help them.

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Labor Helping LA-bor

Labor Helping LA-bor

In the wake of the recent flooding in Louisiana, the Labor Council in Southwest Alabama collected essential items to donate to our neighbors in Louisiana. Labor affiliates and members of the public delivered donated items to the Baton Rouge community the last weekend in August.

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Celebrating Labor This Labor Day

Celebrating Labor This Labor Day

For more than 60 years, UWSWA and Alabama AFL-CIO have partnered together to improve the quality of life in the community. Last year, Bren Riley, the President of Alabama AFL-CIO, and its membership re-affirmed that partnership.

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United Way, MCPSS, & Mobile County Commissioner Merceria Ludgood Pledge to Engage Community, Families, & Students to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism

United Way, MCPSS, & Mobile County Commissioner Merceria Ludgood Pledge to Engage Community, Families, & Students to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism

United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA), Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS), and Mobile County Commissioner for District One Merceria Ludgood have joined a nationwide effort to celebrate Attendance Awareness Month in September and have pledged to raise awareness about the value of regular school attendance and focus on reducing absenteeism in the new school year.

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United Way Sets 2016 Campaign Goal & Thanks Community Volunteers

United Way Sets 2016 Campaign Goal & Thanks Community Volunteers

In front of roughly 200 donors, volunteers, community leaders, and community partners, United Way leaders kicked off the United Way of Southwest Alabama’s (UWSWA) 2016 campaign this afternoon.

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EGS Holds School Supply Drive for Fourth Year

EGS Holds School Supply Drive for Fourth Year

For the fourth year in a row, Expert Global Solutions, Inc. in Mobile partnered with UWSWA to hold a school supplies drive. Approximately 200 employees participated this year by donating various school supplies that will benefit local Mobile County Public School System students.

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Loaned Executive Training for 2016 Campaign a Success

Loaned Executive Training for 2016 Campaign a Success

Each year, UWSWA brings together a broad cross-section of emerging leaders from a diverse range of businesses in the community for an annual Loaned Executive Training opportunity.This past month, Loaned Executives from various local businesses participated in our annual three-day Loaned Executive Training.

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UWSWA Representative On Tax Committee in DC

UWSWA Representative On Tax Committee in DC

From July 25-27, 2016, VITA Program Coordinator Brad Martin represented United Way of Southwest Alabama and the SAFE Coalition at a meeting of the Taxpayer Opportunity Network Steering Committee in Washington, DC. The Taxpayer Opportunity Network is a program of the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED).

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