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United Way of Southwest Minnesota

Mission:  To improve lives in Southwest MN by mobilizing the caring power of our communities.






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UWSWMN unites people and resources to improve lives in the area with a focus on education, income (financial stability), health, safety & well-being, and hunger - the building blocks for a good quality of life.  UWSWMN achieves these goals by convening the community to address key issues, collaborating to achieve measureable impact, and connecting human and financial resources.  Your dollar goes further with UWSWMN because we're not doing our work alone.  In 2014-15, we are partnering with more than thirty community partner programs and delivering on more than a dozen UWSWMN programs and initiatives furthering the network of human services and volunteerism in the region.


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Latest News
A Record Setting Day October-23-2014
More than 100 volunteers across Southwest Minnesota participated in Read for the Record this week. The United Way of Southwest Minnesota locally coordinated Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, agai
Trick-or-Canning to Benefit Area Food Shelves & Hunger Relief Efforts in Southwest Minnesota October-22-2014
The SMSU Student Social Work Association (SSWA) students will go Trick-Or-Canning throughout Marshall on Halloween to benefit area food shelves. The concept is the same as Trick-Or-Treating although t
YME Schools Holds Campaign Kick-Off October-20-2014
Yellow Medicine East Schools held United Way kick off informational sessions this afternoon for elementary, middle, and high school staff. 

Thank you to the YME School District
Bremer Bank Holds Silent Auction to Benefit United Way of Southwest Minnesota October-15-2014
Make sure to stop by Bremer Bank-Marshall and check out their gift basket silent auction!

This is open to the public. The selection is amazing. Lots of good gift giving options. 
North Star Mutual Insurance Company Kicks Off Campaign October-15-2014
North Star Mutual Insurance Company had a sports team kick-off theme for their United Way kickoff event.   Community Partners from Special Olympics helped make the event even more special. &nb
Pizza Ranch Dine Out for United Way of Southwest Minnesota October-14-2014
Thank you to everyone who supported United Way of Southwest Minnesota last night at the Pizza Ranch Dine Out promotion.

Thanks to your generosity we raised $285.72 last night through a pe
United Way of Southwest Minnesota Celebrates Jumpstart's Read for the Record October-2-2014
Jumpstart Campaign Brings Attention to Early Education Crisis   The United Way of Southwest Minnesota is participating in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, again this year. One hundred fiv
Bank of the West Kick Off October-2-2014
Bank of the West kicked off their United Way campaign this morning. 

Bank of the West employees in Ivanhoe, Marshall, and Minneota are strong supporters of United Way through employe



DINE OUT FOR UNITED WAY events are being scheduled.  CLICK HERE for current list of events and join local restaurants in supporting our work!


Stuff_the_Bus.jpgThanks to everyone who helped make this year's Stuff the Bus successful!  CLICK HERE to see photographs from the event!

Upcoming Events

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