At the end of a four-day shopping extravaganza that includes Black Friday, ShopLocal Saturday and Cyber Monday, a more recent “Global Day” is taking place. Giving Tuesday is a day of giving back. On this day, today, December 1st, individuals around the world will come together to celebrate the spirit of giving and generosity.

While many organizations are requesting that people consider giving of their time, talent or treasure today, United Way...

Posted: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 Related:

In an effort to increase staff capacity, engage our donors and ensure that we are being the best stewards of dollars invested in our organization, United Way has created an internal Volunteer Corps to assist us with the many daily responsibilities that are necessary to make our community stronger.  United Way volunteers bring much-needed aide to the success in carrying out our Mission “to increase the organized capacity of people to be independent and...

Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2015 Related:
Dear Neighbors,

Southeast Louisiana and our greater New Orleans area have a deep connection to France.  It's part of our culture--architecture, food, music and more.

In the wake of the recent attacks, I thought you should know what United Way Worldwide (UWW) has been doing to help the people of Paris.

As French authorities, the Mairie of Paris (City Hall) and nonprofits address the immediate needs of the victims of...

Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Related:

During the holidays we want our love ones to be happy but we must remember money doesn’t buy happiness. However, it does buy a lot of gifts which can lead to a stressful time. Below are some strategies to help combat financial stress:

Plan with a Budget


Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2015 Related: Financial Stability

The Future of New Orleans Project, by | The Times-Picayune, asks authors, educators, leaders and entrepreneurs to comment on their vision for the city and what gives it world-class status.

I moved with my family to the greater New Orleans area a little more than six years ago, just shy of the four-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Previously, I helped lead the United Way system's...

Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Related:

Month three of United Way’s seven-month fundraising campaign is rolling along terrifically! With the hard work of 40 Board of Trustees members, 14 Campaign Cabinet members, 14 Resource Development staff members, and our entire 50-person staff, we are extremely optimistic that we will reach this year’s $14.6 million fundraising goal.

While $14.6 million is an incredibly aggressive goal, it is not nearly enough money to truly meet all of the...

Posted: Thursday, November 05, 2015 Related: