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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Any Day is Volunteer Day

Nelson Mandela Day

July 18 is Nelson Mandela Day – when we’re asked to spend 67 minutes in service in honor of Nelson Mandela’s 67 years of fighting for human rights. The concept is the same as United Way’s Day of Action (June 21) and International Volunteer Day (December 5) and many other days United Ways participate in: choose a meaningful day and issue a call to volunteer on that day.



Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Life Changing Anniversaries

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United Way of Brazoria County’s annual Day of Action

As I write this we’re expecting our 6th day of 100 degrees or warmer this summer – part of a nationwide heat wave. Appropriately enough, NBC Nightly News recently reported on the 110th anniversary of the air conditioner and how it “changed our lives forever.” More


Tracey Holmes

By Tracey Holmes

You think you know a guy

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Team NFL Captain Nnamdi Asomugha (Philadelphia Eagles) with Dylan Selberg at the United Way Youth Empowerment Summit with TEAM NFL.

It is human nature to generalize, stereotype, define people based on our own experiences to date. But every once in a while, people surprise you in ways that blow your expectations out the window and your aspirations to the moon. More


Brian Cox

By Brian Cox

VIDEO: 125 Years of United Way

In 1887, a Denver woman, a priest, two ministers and a rabbi recognized the need for cooperative action to address their city’s welfare problems.



Sarah Butler

By Sarah Butler

UPS auctions celebrity sports & entertainment items in support of United Way

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Lee Westwood

Start your bidding! For the fourth year in a row, UPS is partnering with United Way on an eBay auction. This year, UPS donated more than 80 exclusive items. More


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