UNITED WAY OF SOUTH MISSISSIPPI ANNOUNCES 4TH ANNUAL NIFTY 50 WINNER

Congratulations to Misty Pharez of Perkinston! Misty is the winner of United Way of South Mississippi’s (UWSM) Fourth Annual Nifty 50 Raffle.  Misty’s winning ticket was pulled during the raffle drawing on Oct. 28 at Patio 44 in Gulfport. Seventy other prizes, donated by local businesses, were also given away.  The raffle drawing was broadcast live on the organization’s Facebook page and the grand prize was broadcast live on the WLOX 6:30 broadcast. Tickets for the raffle, which were $100,...

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United Way of South Mississippi Announces 2021-2023 Grant Recipients

United Way of South Mississippi has awarded 12 Community Impact grants during a presentation ceremony at the Knight Nonprofit Center in Gulfport on Friday, June 25. The ceremony marked the beginning of UWSM’s 2021-2023 grant cycle. Over the course of the two-year cycle, $448,000 in grant funding will be provided to 12 area nonprofits working in the sectors of education, health and financial stability. Community Impact Grant Recipients were selected through an extensive application and review...

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UNITED WAY OF SOUTH MISSISSIPPI ANNOUNCES NIFTY 50 RAFFLE WINNERS

Congratulations to Daniel Martin of Saucier! Daniel is the winner of United Way of South Mississippi’s (UWSM) Third Annual Nifty 50 Raffle. Daniel’s winning ticket was pulled during the raffle drawing on Oct. 28 at the Knight Nonprofit Center in Gulfport. Seventy-one other prizes, donated by local businesses, were also given away. The raffle drawing was broadcast live on the organization’s Facebook page. Tickets for the raffle, which were $100, were on sale between Aug. 1 and Oct. 27. Funds...

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United Way of South Mississippi and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation Announce Grants to Local Nonprofits in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

GULFPORT, Miss—May 4, 2020—The Gulf Coast Community Foundation and United Way of South Mississippi, working in partnership, announce today that $35,000 in grants were awarded to two local nonprofit agencies to address direct needs due to disruptions, loss of jobs significant changes to services and other consequences associated with the response to COVID-19, in support of the essential needs of individuals and families facing significant financial difficulties. The following agencies received...

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Gulf Coast Community Foundation and United Way of South Mississippi Announce Grants to Local Non Profits In Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

United Way of South Mississippi and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, working in partnership, announce today that $65,000 in grants were awarded to four local nonprofit agencies to address direct needs due to disruptions, loss of jobs, significant changes to services, and other consequences associated with the response to COVID-19, in support of the essential needs of individuals and families facing significant financial difficulties. The following agencies received grants: Catholic...

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United Way of South Mississippi PreK4Ward Program Accepting Applications

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 the Regions Room of the Knight Nonprofit Center on Seaway Road in Gulfport. The application is available online at www.unitedwaysm.org/prek. To be eligible, students must live in the Harrison County or Gulfport school districts and be 4 years of age...

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United Way of South Mississippi Announces 2020 Dragon Boat Festival Date

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, June 13, 2020. Race participants and sponsors are encouraged to sign up early. Both participant and non-participant sponsorship levels are available. A team sponsorship costs $1,600 for businesses and $1,300 for nonprofit organizations. A sponsorship packet can be...

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United Way Named America’s Favorite Charity

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 total cash support. The list focuses extensively on cash and stock gifts received directly from individuals but also factors in gifts from corporations and foundations. In the United States, there are nearly 1,200 United Way offices, which operate as a...

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United Way of South Mississippi Announces Nifty 50 Raffle Winners

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 other prizes, donated by local businesses, were also given away. The raffle drawing was broadcast live on the organization’s Facebook page, and the grand prize was presented live during the 6:30 p.m. broadcast on WLOX-TV. Tickets for the raffle, which...

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