USA Raises $260,000 for United Way

USA Raises $260,000 for United Way

At a campaign wrap-up event, the University of South Alabama announced the total of their 2016 United Way campaign of $259,263. A total of 2,618 employees and retirees made gifts, an increase of 144 donors over last year’s campaign.

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Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time of giving and giving back to the community is a rewarding way to get the family involved in holiday activities.

Don’t know where to start? Here’s a list of charitable activities that can bring abundance to your family:

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United Way Launches My Smart Money

United Way Launches My Smart Money

As we enter the holiday season, United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) understands that the holidays may not be a merry, care-free time for everyone in our region. Financial stresses can be particularly overwhelming during this time of the year and getting financial advice costs money. As a result, many struggle to achieve financial stability without a source of simple, clear information to help individuals and families better manage money.

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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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