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Watch Blake Shelton’s Oklahoma Relief Concert Tonight

Tonight at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-native Blake Shelton hosts “Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert.” More


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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox

Good Books About How One Person Can Make a Difference

Four book titles about real people who made a difference in their corner of the world. More


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Michele Danno

By Michele Danno


During Draft Weekend, NFL teams recruited roughly 200 college students into the big leagues. At the same time, twice as many volunteers were “drafted” by United Way TEAM NFL to become readers, tutors, and mentors for students across America. More


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Michele Danno

By Michele Danno

TEAM DAVIN, Not Your Average “Underdog” Tale

This time last year, “TEAM DAVIN” was merely a concept, an idea, a group of strangers who accepted a challenge to help kids stay in school. But one year later, this team of unlikely colleagues — a professional football player, a 20-year-old college student, a foundation exec, a nonprofit marketing manager and an NFL team staffer — developed and executed a vision to “Live United for Education” with United Way and accomplished a feat no other came close to achieving. More


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Doug Taylor

By Doug Taylor

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

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


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