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Posted at: Thursday, February 09, 2017
KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE – United Way of Greater Kingsport (UWGK) hosted its 2016 Annual Meeting on February 8, 2017 with approximately 100 people in attendance, including those who GIVE, ADVOCATE, and VOLUNTEER on behalf of the organization, representatives from UWGK Member Agencies, and public officials from the City of Kingsport and Sullivan County.  Andy Wampler, 2017 UWGK Board of Directors Vice Chair, gave the invocation, and Dobyns-Bennett High School student Kendall Miller led...
Posted at: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE – United Way of Greater Kingsport (UWGK) continues to DRIVE AND INSPIRE COMMUNITY CHANGE by enabling seven regional nonprofit organizations to receive over $424,000 in grant dollars for programs serving local seniors.UWGK was made aware of grant monies available for senior programs through the “Serving Tennessee’s Seniors” grant, administered by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at the request of the Chancery Court. The requirements of the...
Posted at: Tuesday, November 22, 2016
KINGSPORT - Paralympic sprinter Patrick “Blake” Leeper is a firm believer that everything we go through in life is for a reason, and for every situation in life, we can step back and find a blessing.“Life doesn't happen to us. It happens for us and in every situation we can step back and find the blessing in the bad,” Leeper told a group of United Way officials, volunteers and supporters on Thursday. “Life is not fair, it doesn't matter how good your...
Posted at: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Bellafina Chocolates has partnered with United Way of Greater Kingsport to offer a new way for businesses to support the 2016 Community Campaign.  Through November 17, companies may place corporate gift orders and designate 100% of the net proceeds to benefit United Way.  More information is available at http://www.BellafinaChocolates.com/CorpGifts."The United Way of Greater Kingsport and their partner agencies serve so many threatened children and...
Posted at: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Kingsport Times-News: KINGSPORT — The United Way of Greater Kingsport kicked off its 2016 Community Campaign bright and early Tuesday morning before a room full of supporters and volunteers. This year's fundraising goal has been set at $3.75 million. The theme for this year's campaign is “Drive and Inspire Community Change.”Joel Mears, site manager for TEC Industrial and the 2016 campaign chair, told those in attendance how the donors and workplace campaigns...
Posted at: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
WCYB: A local organization is hoping to inspire community change with its latest campaign. The United Way of Greater Kingsport kicked off its 2016 community campaign on Tuesday. This year's theme focuses on communities working together to make a better tomorrow. Representatives from the United Way say the need is year-round. "It's easy to be passionate about the work that United Way does because you see the benefits of it in the community everyday. It's...
Posted at: Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Kingsport, TN (WJHL) – The residents of Kingsport and Sullivan County will soon be able to get vision and dental health care that they may not have otherwise been able to afford.The greater Kingsport United Way, along with volunteers and sponsors are hosting a variety of mobile dental and vision clinics. These clinics for a run through the month of October and will be hosted at a variety of different places. Some of the clinics will only be open to Shades of Grace Church...
Posted at: Monday, June 27, 2016
KINGSPORT – The 2016 United Way of Greater Kingsport (UWGK) 24th Annual Week of Caring ran from June 20 – 24 2016. Over 1,000 volunteers completed 126 projects throughout the region for 28 member agencies, two schools, and two area nonprofits. The financial impact of this year’s Week of Caring was an astounding $146,306.60 for a cumulative 6,210 hours of work.  The week kicked off on June 20th, with the traditional Regional Project, which was co-sponsored this year...
Posted at: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Kingsport Times-News: KINGSPORT — Friends in Need Health Center will launch the operation of its recently completed Appalachian Miles for Smiles (AMS) Mobile Dental Unit in Kingsport this Thursday and Friday. This event will be staged at the Kingsport Farmers Market and will provide dental care at no cost to Shades of Grace United Methodist Church congregants. Will Shewey is the pastor of Shades of Grace, located in downtown Kingsport. Shewey said the greatest health...
Posted at: Monday, June 13, 2016
Kingsport Times-News: KINGSPORT — United WE READ kicked off its annual summer book club earlier this week at the V.O. Dobbins Community Center splash pad, with a morning filled with food, fun, games and a little bit of water. The theme of the fourth annual event is “Summer Olympics Book Club,” and activities included Olympic-themed events, games, crafts and prizes. Six hundred and eighty students in grades kindergarten through third have received age-appropriate, Olympic-...