Volunteers needed for 25th Annual Day of Caring

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It’s the 25th anniversary for United Way of the Ozarks’ Day of Caring, and we have a lot in store for all our volunteers… including a NEW DATE! First, we’ve changed the date to Thursday, JUNE 22! If you’ve volunteered in the past, you know the … Read More

Volunteers at the heart of United Way

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Meet Katelynn Couch. She works with talent management at Commerce Bank as her “day job.” This position led her to United Way of the Ozarks three years ago… and the rest, they say, is history. “I continue to volunteer because I enjoy learning more about … Read More

Game Changers: Tevon & Brandon’s story

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We speak for Tevon & Brandon Tevon and Brandon hit their 1-year match anniversary in December. When Tevon came to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Ozarks, he was having behavior issues centered around his inability to articulate his emotions during altercations with his peers. Tevon’s Big Brother, Brandon, … Read More

Do you qualify for free tax help?

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Do you make less than $64,000 combined family income? Well, you qualify for FREE tax help. Don’t throw away your tax return by paying for it. Let MyFreeTaxes.com do the work for you. For the past eight years, United Way has partnered with H&R Block to provide … Read More

The Miracle of Fundraising

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This time of year it isn’t uncommon for me to present at several different businesses in a single day. I stand, side by side, with representatives from partner agencies and have the privilege of hearing their success stories. I am reminded daily, through their stories, … Read More

Help Me Read

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Did you know?   Every public dollar invested in early child care and education saves tax payers up to $13 dollars in future costs. *The literacy rates among fourth grade students in America are sobering. Sixty-six percent of all U.S. fourth graders scored “below proficient” on … Read More

Why do YOU #LiveUnited? Tell us why you give…

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Dear Friends, This November, the GivingTuesday movement is running #MyGivingStory, a new storytelling contest that will highlight acts of generosity that may take place out of the public spotlight. They are asking individuals across the country to share their personal reasons for giving, and then … Read More

Did You Know?

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Did You Know? 1 in 7 people in our region don’t know where their next meal will come from. The average weekly Missouri food stamp benefit is $32.01 per person. 1 in 5 families in the Ozarks have an annual household income of just $15,000. On a … Read More

Looking back, moving forward

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September 22, 2015 marked one year for United Way of the Ozarks under the new leadership and direction of Debi Meeds as President/CEO. “Like so many others – I thought I knew what United Way was in our community – but it is so much … Read More