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Doug Taylor

By Doug Taylor


Creating Impact Through Volunteering – Part 5: Deepening Employee, Business Engagement for Impact

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In this fifth blog on corporate volunteering, we discuss the impact the last ten years of our unskilled team volunteering program has had on ourselves, United Way Australia, and how we have used this to deepen our engagement with our corporate partners, their employees and our communities, to create greater impact for all these stakeholders. More

04/15/13

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Edwin Goutier

By Edwin Goutier


Top 25 #SpringFix Tweets

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United Way partnered with MTV and mtvU, the network’s 24-hour college channel, to host “Spring Fix,” an Alternative Spring Break, in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Fifty college students from across the United States traveled to New York and New Jersey to help rebuild communities devastated by the storm. “Spring Fix” kicked-off on Sunday, March 17 and culminated on Saturday, March 23 with a special concert at Six Flags Great Adventure. The week of service generated over 2,500 tweets before the on-air specials even started running. Read on to see the top 25 #SpringFix tweets. More

04/01/13

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Edwin Goutier

By Edwin Goutier


Top 15 #UnitedWayASB Tweets

It's hard to explain the life-changing nature of United Way Alternative Spring Break. It's easier for you to read what our volunteers experienced in their own words. More

03/26/13

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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox


United Way Extends Condolences, Establishes Fund to Support Newtown, Connecticut

United Way extends our most sincere condolences and prayers to all those families affected by the devastating events in Newtown/Sandy Hook, Connecticut. United Way of Western Connecticut has created the 'Sandy Hook School Support Fund' that will be able to provide support services to the community that has been affected. More

12/15/12

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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke


United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund

With leadership from United Way of New York City, United Ways along the Eastern Seaboard have established the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund to address near-term and long-term recovery needs of communities most affected by the hurricane. Contributions to the Fund will be used by United Ways along the Eastern Seaboard to address recovery needs in communities that FEMA has declared disaster areas. We give our sincere thanks to United Way of New York City who will manage the regional fund.

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11/21/12

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