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Edwin Goutier

By Edwin Goutier


Alternative Spring Break veterans inspire hundreds to follow their path [VIDEO]

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Adam Cox and Brian Pham are two founders of Break a Difference, a nonprofit that coordinates service immersion trips in partnership with United Ways across the country. Before they coordinated United Way Alternative Spring Breaks for others, they participated in United Way's first Alternative Spring Break with MTV in 2006 rebuilding homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. More

02/25/14

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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


Send a Valentine’s Message to Congress: Show Kids the Love in the Budget

For the second year, United Way is joining with First Focus to launch the “Show Kids the Love” advocacy campaign. More

02/11/14

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Patrick McIntyre

By Patrick McIntyre


National Youth Enrollment Day – February 15

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United Way is partnering with Young Invincibles, Get Covered America, the American Cancer Society, and others to promote National Youth Enrollment Day, Saturday, February 15. More

02/05/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


India Celebrates First National Volunteering Week

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Traditional bharathanatyam by kids trained by volunteers

In the U.S. we celebrate the spirit of volunteering throughout the year, such as during National Volunteer Week in April, United Way Day of Action on June 21, and the National Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11. More

01/28/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Celebrate National Reading Day

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National Reading Day is an annual event which celebrates and encourages reading by younger children and is celebrated in thousands of schools all around the United States. More

01/23/14

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