Celebrate International Women's Day with These Mentorship Ideas

Challenges faced together are often easier to manage. That is true no matter your age or stage in life. Having someone who is by your side to help you face challenges is the power of mentorships!  So for this International Women’s Day, we are celebrating the power of mentoring – in all its forms – women and girls in order to challenge current systems and eliminate inequity and gender bias.    Here are ways you can challenge gender bias through mentoring...
Posted: Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Ways to Work for Equity on MLK Day

Ways to Work for Equity on MLK Day: Aligning with the fight for equity, United Way of Midland’s work focuses on health, education and financial stability for every person in our community, particularly those in traditionally underserved neighborhoods.   We, as a community, can and must do better to guarantee that the basic human rights and freedoms of every person in Midland are protected. We must all do our part, working United, to make our community a...
Posted: Friday, January 15, 2021

Why Your Dollars Matter

Juanita Mendoza knows what it looks like to change the story...

Her story began 23 years ago when she joined Wells Fargo Bank and began volunteering with her local United Way. When Juanita moved to Midland in 2014, she immediately got involved with United Way of Midland as a donor and volunteer because she knows the impact the organization has in the community. 

A few years back, that impact hit even closer to home when her son was nominated to...

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Related: Education

Why give to United Way?

This question is probably the most prevalent question we receive at United Way of Midland.  Behind the question is usually a statement:  “I can give to any community organization directly, no need to pass it through United Way.”  The logic behind the statement is sound, unless one takes into account the “value adds” United Way gives to the community donation process.  Here are four very good reasons to make United Way of Midland part of your philanthropic...
Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017

2017 Annual Campaign sets $3 million goal

On August 17, more than 100 community members came out to Midland College for the official start of the 2017 Annual Campaign. First of all, I want to say thank you to those in attendance! Your enthusiasim and support was the perfect way to kickoff this camapign year. For those who were not able to join us, I want to share the goal and mission behind the campaign this year.

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017

Measuring Volunteer Impact

Children entering their first years of regular schooling have to be prepared to interact with other children, control themselves, and cooperate with their peers. Skills like these cannot be learned until children take their first steps into kindergarten. Programs provide children with opportunities to play and learn with other kids outside of a school environment.

While it's easy to assume that every child is ready for kindergarten when they...

Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Related: Basic Needs