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February 25, 2015

United Way Builds Coalition Behind Sen. Corker’s End Modern Slavery Initiative Act

Charities, Religious Groups, and Advocacy Orgs to Push for
Historic Legislation to Human Trafficking

Alexandria, VA – Today, United Way Worldwide joins Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) in an effort to combat modern day slavery. The End Modern Slavery Initiative Act of 2015, being introduced today, would authorize an historic increase in support for anti-human trafficking efforts. United Way is taking a leadership role to galvanize support from faith-based, nonprofit and advocacy groups to join the campaign.

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January 29, 2015

United Way Statement regarding National Youth Enrollment Day from Patrick McIntyre, Director of Health Policy, United Way Worldwide

“Thursday, January 29 is the National Youth Enrollment Day. United Ways across the country will conduct various outreach and enrollment events to help young adults understand their health insurance options and get covered with health insurance. From happy hours, to campus events, to open-mic slams, to bus stops, to social media blitzes, United Ways from Orlando to Anchorage and Jersey to Irvine have organized creative events to reach the most uninsured age group in the nation. United Way knows that families are more financially secure and children do better in school if everyone has access to quality and affordable health care. In year one of Open Enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, 183 local United Ways, along with their partners, helped 2.5 million Americans with their health care options.” Read More »

January 20, 2015

Statement from Stacey D. Stewart, U.S. President of United Way Worldwide regarding 2015 State of the Union Address

“One point the President made that’s really important to United Way is the intersection between education and financial stability, especially for young people. The economy is getting stronger, but it’s also true that twice as many youth are unemployed than adults in the U.S., and even more for young men and women of color. Tonight, United Way is calling on President Obama to go further. As part of America’s strategy to sustain a strong economy and boost higher education, the President should champion investment in solutions that work to help employ youth, like evidence-based apprenticeships, internships, and work-study programs. Read More »

October 29, 2014

United Way Worldwide CEO Brian Gallagher and Chinese Philanthropist XU Yongguang (许永光) to Speak on Global Philanthropy Trend in China

Brian Gallagher and XU Yongguang (许永光) will conduct an East Meets West dialogue on global philanthropy and its implication to China’s development of its nonprofit sector at the 2014 United Way Philanthropy Forum. Read More »

October 21, 2014

Wells Fargo Joins Flood Rebuilding Effort in India with United Way

Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), United Way’s long-term community partner in improving lives, has taken the leadership to join forces with United Way Worldwide to support the recovery effort for people affected by the floods in Jammu and Kashmir. Wells Fargo has donated $100,000, volunteer work and offered a transfer fee waiver for remittances sent to India through October 31, 2014. Read More »

September 19, 2014

United Way Working to Rebuild Flood Disaster in Jammu and Kashmir, India

In the wake of unprecedented floods and landslides in India’s regions of Jammu and Kashmir, United Way Worldwide has set up a recovery fund mobilizing resources from the U.S. and around the world to support a recovery and rebuilding effort for people in the affected areas. Donations will help United Way of India support relief, rescue and rehabilitation, as well as improve education, financial stability and health during the rebuilding period. Read More »

September 15, 2014

United Way Worldwide To Accept Bitcoin Donations via Coinbase Platform

ALEXANDRIA, VA. – September 15, 2014 – United Way Worldwide and Coinbase, a leading bitcoin wallet and platform, have announced a partnership in which donors around the world can contribute to United Way’s Innovation Fund using the bitcoin currency. Read More »

September 12, 2014

United Way Worldwide Becomes a Charter Member of Employers of National Service

Alexandria, VA (Sept. 12, 2014) – As part of the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps commemoration at the White House, United Way Worldwide is proud to announce its designation as an Employer of National Service. The new initiative comes as President Obama leads a White House ceremony that is the centerpiece of a nationwide simultaneous swearing-in ceremony for incoming AmeriCorps members in all 50 states and U.S. territories. Read More »

August 20, 2014

UPS Donates NASCAR, PGA, NFL and NBA Collectibles for United Way Auction

Bid on autographed, exclusive sports items – including round of golf with Lee Westwood – to benefit United Way.
Lee WestwoodSports fans can now bid on autographed football, basketball, racing and golf collectibles, including NASCAR, Formula 1, NFL, NBA, PGA and college team merchandise all donated by UPS (NYSE: UPS) to benefit United Way. New auction items will post each week through the end of September. Read More »

June 19, 2014

United Way Volunteering Growth Rate Outpaces U.S., New Survey Says

ALEXANDRIA, VA – While American volunteer rates are declining, United Way is seeing a dramatic increase in volunteering, with more than double the rate of growth in volunteers compared to the U.S.’ and predicted increases next year, according to a new community leaders' survey by United Way Worldwide. Read More »

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