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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke


3 Types of Nonmonetary Donations to Give Today

Local nonprofit organizations change lives daily. From therapeutic horseback riding centers to after-school reading programs for children, these opportunities thrive on donations. But giving doesn't have to be monetary. Here are three money-free ways to support local programming. More

12/06/12

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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke


Professional Excellence Attributed to Childhood Mentors

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Olympian Dawn Harper and St. Louis Rams and Pro-bowler Quintin Mikell

Crediting mentors and tutors on helping them achieve success, Olympian Dawn Harper and St. Louis Rams and Pro-bowler Quintin Mikell addressed the student body at Soldan International Studies High School on the importance of education and asking for help. More

11/26/12

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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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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke


A BIG THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF

This goes out to the United Way volunteers and staff all around the world—BIG THANKS for going the extra mile and for mobilizing millions upon millions of people and organizations for the common good. More

11/19/12

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Young People + Volunteering = Bright Future

As of October 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 7.9% unemployment rate in the United States. The figure is much higher, however, for young men and women. I am optimistic, though, about young adults who are spending their early 20’s volunteering through Teach for America, VISTA, City Year, and other service organizations like them. And I am proud of United Way’s role in helping idealistic young people find a way to serve, improve their skills and in some cases, earn money for college or graduate school. More

11/17/12

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