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Tuesday, January 7, 2020
PreK4Ward, a kindergarten preparation program offered by United Way of South Mississippi, will begin accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year on Feb. 1. An information session for interested parents is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Jan. 28 in...
Monday, January 6, 2020
Dragon boats will be in the water again in 2020, announces United Way of South Mississippi.   The fifth annual Gulf Coast Dragon Boat Festival, a key fundraiser for UWSM, will be held at The Dock on Seaway Road in Gulfport on Saturday, April 25,...
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  United Way Worldwide ranked number one in the list of America’s Favorite Charities recently published by The Chronicle of Philanthropy.   The yearly list identifies the nonprofit organizations Americans are most willing to support and is based on...
Friday, October 25, 2019
Stephanie Mueller of Gulfport is the winner of United Way of South Mississippi’s $50,000 Nifty 50 raffle.   Mueller’s winning ticket was pulled during the raffle drawing on Oct. 24 at Patio 44 Coastal Seafood & Steaks in Gulfport. Sixty-eight...
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Thirteen businesses are serving as pacesetters for the 2019 giving campaign of United Way of South Mississippi, which uses donor dollars to improve the overall quality of life in its service area of Hancock, Harrison, Pearl River and Stone counties...
Thursday, July 25, 2019
United Way of South Mississippi awarded 11 community impact grants during a presentation ceremony at the Knight Nonprofit Center in Gulfport on Wednesday, July 24.   The ceremony marked the beginning of UWSM’s 2019-2021 grant cycle. Over the course...
Friday, July 5, 2019
The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading recently recognized the Gulfport community with the Pacesetter Honors for reporting measurable progress on key indicators of early school success.   According to the campaign, honorees represent the leading edge...
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Volunteers from across the Mississippi Gulf Coast participated in the United Way of South Mississippi Day of Action on June 21.   Held in conjunction with United Way Worldwide’s global day of service, Day of Action provided opportunities for local...
Friday, June 21, 2019
Joshua Wilson of Hattiesburg and Julie Schmidt of Ocean Springs have joined the staff at United Way of South Mississippi in Gulfport.   Wilson serves as director of marketing and communications. He brings 10 years of experience to his role,...
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Our annual Fill the Bus campaign is coming up quickly! Starting Friday, July 13 school supply donation boxes will be located in Walmart Supercenters throughout Hancock, Harrison, Pearl River and Stone Counties. The school supplies collected in the...

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