Monday, November 16, 2015
On Tuesday, December 1, United Housing is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving.
Last year, more than 30,000 organizations in 68 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours and activities that bring about real change in communities. We invite you to join the movement this December.
Why give to UHI?
Through our services, more than 300 people have become successful homeowners per year, leading to more stable homes and neighborhoods. You might already know that United Housing increases access to homeownership, helping more individuals become homeowners. But did you know how that affects our city, making Memphis and the Mid-South a better place?
Your dollars will go further with UHI.
Investment leverages private capital. UHI leverages your dollar $500 to $1 through stimulating the economy via real estate and the lending market.
UHI builds and rehabs housing for other nonprofits, including SRVS and Meritan, who provide medical residential housing to seniors and people living with disabilities.
UHI has provided more than 60 individuals with disabilities a safe, accessible place to live through partnerships with SRVS and Meritan, Inc. – mostly through accessible construction – like wheelchair ramps, accessible bathrooms, and entrance and exits.
UHI strengthens Memphis neighborhoods.
We are a stabilizing force in the local economy – we’ve been here for more than 20 years, helping more than 4,000 families save or buy a home. Our organization has had a $400 million impact on Memphis and Mid-South.
UHI is focusing on US Veterans.
Recently, United Housing helped five veterans have a safe and affordable place to live through Operation Home. Help us assist more veterans and give to UHI today!
Where Should I Give?
You can give to UHI by visiting http://www.uhinc.org/home-24/2012-10-31-17-32-37. #GivingTuesday is held annually after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The day helps kick off the holiday giving season and inspires people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support. Also, qualifying employees can have their employers match their giving! Check back on our pages after November 17 to see if your employer will match.
Those who are interested in joining United Housing’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit
For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the UHI page on #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTuesand the #GivingTuesday hashtag on Twitter.