United Way of South Mississippi (UWSM) works to advance the common good by concentrating on the most critical needs facing our community.
UWSM focuses all of its resources on three critical priority areas in our community: Income, Education and Health. Some of the strategies UWSM employs to create change are: the community investment process, community-level initiatives, fund raising, and direct program services like Volunteer Gulf Coast (VGC).
"Our center promotes and supports volunteerism to enhance the Mississippi Gulf Coast community."
* Recruits and refers volunteers of all ages.
* Network of over 70 local non-profits and faith-based organizations.
* Offers a number of other services that build capacity for our partner organizations.
* Serves as a hub for the exchange of industry information, resources and training.
ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK
Over 70 students from 26 different states traveled to South Mississippi to take advantage of their spring break this year. United Way's Alternative Spring Break took place in Biloxi during the week of March 6-12. These students worked tirelessly on a number of service projects in our community.
DAY OF CARING 2010
This unique opportunity brings employees from local companies together for one day to volunteer for many nonprofit organizations. Corporate volunteering is yet another way to LIVE UNITED in South Mississippi!
What is DOVIA?
DOVIA (Directors of Volunteers in Agencies) is an organization for those individuals who work directly w