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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Reflections from Alternative Spring Break - Biloxi, MS

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Nearly two-dozen college students are in South Mississippi this week as part of United Way’s Alternative Spring Break Program. They came to provide families and individuals with opportunities for a better life, here is a story from one of the participants. More

03/19/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


The Volunteer Spirit in the Digital Age

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When disaster strikes, people want to help. Whether they are near or far from the disaster site people want to do what they can. Many times there isn’t anything that can be done when you are far away. But that’s changing. More

03/18/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Spring Break Alternatives: Have Fun While Giving Back

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In some parts of the U.S., “spring break” conjures up images of swim suit-clad college students enjoying warm weather and getting away from it all. More and more students, however, are trading in their swim suits for tool belts and finding that giving back during spring break is just as fun. They have discovered United Way’s Alternative Spring Break. More

03/13/14

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Tracey Holmes

By Tracey Holmes


UNITED WAY AND NFL PLAYERS “DRAFTING” VOLUNTEERS INTO COMMUNITY SERVICE

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Volunteer team picks to be announced during first round of NFL Draft More

03/12/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Looking on the Bright Side of the New Volunteering Data

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While it is troubling that a new report indicates that Americans are volunteering less than they have in over a decade, it is reassuring that United Way’s most recent volunteer data show that we have experienced a 10-year growth in volunteers. More

03/06/14

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