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  • United Way 7th Annual Day of Action Play Video

    June 22, 2014 12:02 AM

    Asking to think "WE" instead of me the United Way of Acadiana held its 7th annual 'Day of Action'. This event in past years has been held on the first Friday of the summer, but because summer started on a Saturday this year, it was extended for extra action day... more »
  • Spirit of Acadiana: 2014 United Way Day of Literacy Play Video

    February 26, 2014 8:57 AM

    KATC and the United Way of Acadiana are joining forces to promote childhood reading. The annual "Day of Literacy" is knocking on our door for donations of a simple book. Donations will put the power of reading in the hands of kids who in some cases don't have books... more »
  • Feb. 27 United Way Day of Literacy Play Video

    February 11, 2014 7:30 AM

    United Way of Acadiana and KATC-TV3 will share our love of literacy during Day of Literacy on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. This community-wide book drive, in partnership with local United Ways and school systems throughout Acadiana, puts age-appropriate books in the hands of students, helping to foster early grade literacy.... more »
  • United Way of Iberia's Bayou Bash!!

    April 17, 2012 10:27 AM

    United Way's Bayou Bash 2012 will be held in downtown New Iberia. On April 21, 2012, the event will be in the Bouligny Plaza from 9am until 9pm. There will be fun activities for all including a car show, live music, food and a fun fest! For more info... more »
  • Agencies Join Together to Help Flood Victims Recover

    March 29, 2012 11:56 PM

    The recovery effort is far from over for victims of recent flooding in Acadiana. With over 1,200 homes affected, it could take months until families get their lives back on track. So to help in the flood recovery, the United Way of Acadiana has formed the Long Term Recovery Coalition... more »
  • Market Sell-A-Bration

    March 2, 2012 9:11 AM

    St. Landry - Evangeline United Way will be raising funds by way of a Market Sell-A-Bration!! There will be over 50 indoor and outdoor artists, craftsmen and local business owners in the Opelousas Civic Center Saturday, March 31, 2012. The event will be from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. ... more »
  • Day of Literacy: Never too late to learn to read

    February 15, 2012 7:07 PM

    KATC and the United Way are picking up books on Thursday as part of the Day of Literacy Campaign. Your donation will give children the gift of reading. How important is it for children to read? One middle-aged man says it's never too late to learn, he's improving his reading... more »
  • 2010 United Way of Acadiana Chili Cook Off

    October 27, 2010 8:55 AM

    2010 United Way of Acadiana Chili Cook Off will be at the Mall of Acadiana tomorrow from 11am-1pm. There is a $5.00 admission and all you can eat chili. There are 4-person Cook Teams, Two Categories of Chili-Traditional and Exotic, Any type of Chili meat may be use, but... more »
  • Paint Saints for Haiti

    January 27, 2010 12:26 PM

    Amidst all the Superbowl excitement, it is easy to forget about those who are suffering. Students from Our Lady of Fatima decided to help those in need through the black and gold. Fatima students teamed up with local well-loved artist "King Rob" Wednesday, getting people pumped up at the... more »
  • Free Tax Prep Services to help Acadiana

    January 26, 2010 12:40 PM

    Make your money work for you. United Way's "Earn It, Keep It, Save It" program helps Acadianians get every penny they deserve on tax returns. United Way of Acadiana and has teamed up with several local groups to offer free tax preparation services and help getting earned income tax... more »
  • Local United Ways Mobilize for Haitian Victims

    January 15, 2010 2:25 PM

    LAFAYETTE - United Way is encouraging local residents to join worldwide efforts to respond to the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday. French-speaking countries like Haiti came to the aid of Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. "Our office has already been contacted about our... more »
  • Ante' up for the Acadiana Series of Poker benefit

    January 6, 2010 3:39 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Ante' up Acadiana and play a hand at the Acadiana Series of Poker benefiting United Way of Acadiana. This year's tournament, sponsored and coordinated by Chevron and its employees, is being held Friday, January 29th at the CAJUNDOME Convention Center. Dealing begins at 6p.m. and will conclude... more »
  • United Way of Acadiana pays tribute to Happy Bryan

    November 18, 2009 11:52 AM

    United Way of Acadiana Dedicates Staff Offices in Honor of Longtime Executive Director Lafayette - Dedicated, persistent, and happy are three words that come to mind when thinking of longtime United Way of Acadiana Executive Director, Arthur H. "Happy" Bryan. "Happy" Bryan served United Way of Acadiana for twenty... more »
  • Your Hard-Earned Money: Keep it. Save it.

    November 12, 2009 2:15 PM

    In Acadiana $30 million dollars in tax returns were left unclaimed last year. United Way of Acadiana has teamed up with the Acadiana Asset Building Coalition, 232-HELP, and the Department of Social Services to help people get their full returns and become money savvy. . "Earn it. Keep it.... more »
  • All-You-Can-Eat Gumbo Cook-Off

    November 5, 2009 7:52 AM

    The 10th annual Chevron Gumbo cook-off gets stirring today (Thursday, November 5). It's an all you can eat lunch benefiting United Way of Acadiana. Just purchase your 5-dollar ticket at the event in the back parking lot of the Chevron office on Johnston Street. The grub goes on from 11:30... more »
  • Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

    October 1, 2009 2:04 PM

    Part of the United Way of Acadiana's Day of Literacy Thursday, Oct. 1 is the kickoff of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. If you are interested in teaching your kids to read, United Way will send a new book each month to you at no cost. This is open... more »
  • Day of Literacy for Local Kids

    October 1, 2009 2:00 PM

    Early learning: that is what United Way of Acadiana promotes through their Day of Literacy. Thursday morning 100 volunteers came out to Head Start locations in Lafayette, Acadia, Vermillion, and St. Martin parishes. They read "The Little Engine That Could" to more than 1,100 children. The Read United crew... more »

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