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‘ALICE in Mississippi’ Report

The Mississippi United Ways Association in partnership with United for ALICE and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation released its ‘ALICE in Mississippi’ report today. ALICE, which stands for asset limited, income, constrained, employed,…

Fill the Bus school supply drive wraps up July 30th

Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport has partnered with United Way of South Mississippi in the annual school supply drive to collect supplies for children in Harrison County. Last year, Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport members generated nearly 12,000 school supplies. The Junior…

Second annual ‘Nifty 50’ raffle

For this month’s Nonprofit Wednesday, we have the United Way of South Mississippi with us in the studio to tell us all about their ‘Nifty 50’ raffle and campaign. Here to tell us more is Kathy Springer, CEO of United…

‘Fill the Bus’ Supply Drive

United Way of South Mississippi is in the middle of a big campaign to make sure students are prepared for school. The ‘Fill the Bus’ School Supply Drive has been underway since July 8th and is featured at seven Walmart…

United Way of South Mississippi awards 11 grants

United Way of South Mississippi has awarded nearly a dozen community impact grants totaling $650,000 to local organizations today. The grants are funded through workplace campaigns like Hancock Whitney Bank, who raised more than $50,000 through last year’s efforts. Here…

‘Fill the Bus’ School Supply Drive

The United Way wants you to get on board as the non-profit continues to collect school supplies to help kids in need in our community. United Way of South Mississippi is asking everyone in Hancock, Harrison, Pearl River, and Stone…

Fill the Bus campaign

Before you know it, it will be time for the kids to head back to school. That’s why the United Way of South Mississippi and Walmart have teamed up to make sure that every kid gets a head start to…

Gulfport recognized for educational progress

The Gulfport learning community was recently recognized for growth in the area of early school success. The Pacesetter Honors from the ‘Campaign for Grade-Level Reading’ recognizes the progress made in the area, especially in terms of literacy. United Way of…

Gulf Coast Dragon Boat Festival

The weather was perfect on Saturday for the annual Dragon Boat Festival in Gulfport. The United Way of South Mississippi hosted the event which featured dozens of teams. Each dragon boat is about 46 feet long and holds a team…

United Way of South Mississippi Nifty 50 Raffle

The United Way of South Mississippi is holding a nifty 50 raffle. They will be raffling off $50,000. Tickets are $100 each. The drawing will be held at Mugshots in Gulfport on Monday, October 29th. For more information visit https://www.unitedwaysm.org/nifty-50-raffle.

United Way of South Mississippi Kickoff Breakfast

This morning, United Way of South Mississippi kicked off its annual campaign during a breakfast at the IP Casino in Biloxi. Each year, hundreds of organizations support United Way of South Mississippi by running a workplace giving campaign. Participation is…

2018 Dragon Boat Festival

The United Way of South Mississippi hosted a fundraiser which was the hottest event on the water over the weekend. The 2018 Gulf Coast Dragon Boat Festival supports early education programming and agencies the United Way helps fund in Harrison,…