Join United Way of the Mid-South between June 1st — June 8th in the #FightPoverty challenge. There are several ways to participate:

  1. Become an individual fundraiser
  2. Start a team to fundraise alongside your colleagues, club, team, friends, or family.
  3. Make a donation and share this page to your network

How it works and the expected impact
United Way estimates roughly 20,000 people in poverty can be promptly impacted by Driving The Dream in its early stages if we receive the support we need from donors, grantors, and other sources of philanthropy.

A coalition of local businesses who are all focused on investing in innovative poverty reduction solutions and economic growth strategies will create opportunities for us all. That means nearly 10% of Mid-Southerners in poverty can receive support now, and be connected to resources and opportunities to free them from generational cycles of poverty.

Families and individuals in poverty work with the Driving The Dream providers to create a “map of their dreams,” charting the order of steps, programs, and services necessary to help escape poverty and live the life of their dreams.