What does it mean to commit your life to the service of others?

What does it mean to commit your life to the service of others?

Last Friday, volunteers across the globe participated in Mandela Day to honor the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, who committed his life to the service of others. He is remembered for his sacrifices for and leadership in the struggles against apartheid in South Africa. Mandela’s commitment to service reminds us of Frank Ware, a local champion who made it his life’s work to advocate on behalf of the most marginalized members of our community. For over 30 years, Ware fought to provide respectful and high quality care to...

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Collective Impact: Working together to drive results

Collective Impact: Working together to drive results

Obstacles we face in our community are part of a continuum; we cannot fix the problems by focusing on just one issue. For instance, when a child isn’t doing well in school, the problem may not be school — it very well may be that the child is hungry, or her teeth hurt because her family can’t afford a dentist, or she’s picking up on her parent’s economic stresses. That’s why United Way adopts a comprehensive approach that includes everything from preparing our young children to succeed in school, to...

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