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Join United Way of Southwest Minnesota and VAST! as they team up to Stuff the Bus! Vast! will sponsor the July 22nd Scratch Happy Share A Coke Summer
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United Way of Southwest Minnesota announced today that Sarah Warner has joined the organization as the Education & Volunteer Services Coordinator.
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United Way of Southwest Minnesota has elected new officers and directors for the organization for the 2015-16 fiscal year.  Joining the board as
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United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) is committed to long term community impact. Over the last ten years, we have invested more than $4 million
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United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) announces that $14,350 has been targeted for use by area non-profit organizations to strengthen UWSWMN&rsqu
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July 14, 2015
Scratch Happy Share a Coke Event to Benefit Stuff the Bus Initiative

Join United Way of Southwest Minnesota and VAST! as they team up to Stuff the Bus! Vast! will sponsor the July 22nd Scratch Happy Share A Coke Summer Event through Marshall Radio. The event will take place in front of the Marshall National Guard Armory from 4PM-6PM. At this special coke event, United Way asks that you bring school supplies and help ‘Stuff the Bus’ for children throughout Southwest Minnesota. School supplies most needed this year include colored pencils, washable markers, disinfectant wipes, tissues, notebooks-college and wide ruled, pink erasers, eraser toppers, backpacks and financial contributions.

 

The collected supplies and backpacks will be distributed to 26 participating schools within the United Way of Southwest Minnesota’s service area, assisting an estimated 3600 students.  About 45,000 supplies will be distributed in total. School staff ensures the supplies reach those who really need some extra support.  In 2014, approximately 3500 children at 25 schools were helped through this initiative and in 2013, approximately 1000 children at 16 schools received supplies and assistance through Stuff the Bus.  The community need continues to grow for this valuable effort.

 

This project is coordinated by United Way of Southwest Minnesota and includes all public, private and charter schools in the UWSWMN service area.  Generous support from the community also makes this annual initiative successful.  Multiple churches, organizations, businesses and employee groups collect supplies and financial donations.  Partnerships with Western Printing, Marshall Radio, and VAST! help with both advertising Stuff the Bus and coordinating events like the Scratch Happy Share A Coke Summer Event to collect supplies. Special thanks to ADM who granted ADMCares funds and Lyon County Heart to Heart. Salvation Army also donates some backpacks and additional financial support.  

 

Additionally, donation barrels and boxes are located at Shopko, Wal-Mart, Marshall Area YMCA, Adult Community Center – Marshall,  SW/WC Cooperative – Market Street Mall,  Minnwest Bank- Marshall & Dawson, Bank of the West – Ivanhoe, Marshall & Minneota, Bremer Bank, Granite Falls Chamber Office, Thrifty White-Granite Falls, Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative-Tyler, Fulda Public Library, Sanford Canby Medical Center, and the United Way of Southwest Minnesota office.  Collection containers will be in place through July 29th.  Additionally Lincoln County 4H is collecting supplies at the Lincoln County Fair, July 27th – August 2nd.

 

Direct contributions (noted on the memo line for school supply purchase) can be sent to United Way of Southwest MN, P.O. Box 41, Marshall, MN 56258 or brought to the Summer Coke Event. Donations are accepted year round for this project and help the United Way purchase necessary items in bulk at a low cost.

 

For more information about this project or your local United Way please visit www.UnitedWaySWMN.org or call 507.929.2273.

United Way of Southwest Minnesota is an autonomous, local organization working to create lasting change in people’s lives and the communities we serve in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine and portions of Cottonwood, Lac qui Parle, Nobles and Redwood Counties of Minnesota.


July 13, 2015
Warner Named United Way of SW MN Education & Volunteer Services Coordinator

United Way of Southwest Minnesota announced today that Sarah Warner has joined the organization as the Education & Volunteer Services Coordinator. In this role, she will provide strong, strategic, collaborative leadership focused on early childhood initiatives and volunteer management.    

 

Marcy Heemeyer, United Way executive director, stated, “We are excited to welcome Sarah as our new Education & Volunteer Services Coordinator.  She comes to the United Way with a wealth of experience in education, project management, communications & marketing, fundraising and volunteer coordination. Sarah’s skills and talents will help United Way of Southwest Minnesota continue to focus on meeting the needs of people in our region.”

 

Staff_Sarah.jpgWarner most recently served as the Walnut Grove Area Foundation Coordinator for Southwest Initiative Foundation and has also worked for the Westbrook Walnut Grove School District.  She holds a B.A. in Speech Communication with a Public Relations emphasis from Southwest Minnesota State University and is a graduate of Westbrook-Walnut Grove High School. She is also a graduate of the SWIF Non-profit Leader’s Academy and has been a long term volunteer and former intern for the American Cancer Society.

 

Warner lives in Lucan with her husband Andy, a Landscape Designer for Greenwood Nursery, and their two sons, Mason and Colton. She can be reached by calling 507-929-2273 or via email at sarah.warner@unitedwayswmn.org

 

Warner succeeds Tanya Backstrom in the Education & Volunteer Services role. Backstrom will be relocating with her family to the Lake Crystal area for her husband’s employment. Backstrom will work with Warner to ensure a smooth transition of services.

 

United Way of Southwest Minnesota is an autonomous, local organization working to create long lasting community change through the building blocks of education, income (financial stability), health, safety & well-being, and hunger in the United Way of Southwest Minnesota service area. 


June 30, 2015
New Board Members and Officers for United Way of Southwest Minnesota

United Way of Southwest Minnesota has elected new officers and directors for the organization for the 2015-16 fiscal year.  Joining the board as new directors are Travis Bestge, Marshall, Minnwest Bank; Mary Brau, Lynd, Brau Brothers Brewing Company; Bethany Glidden, Marshall, Schwan’s Shared Services, LLC; Amy Herrick, Wood Lake, North Star Mutual Insurance Company; Julie Pederson, Canby, Sanford Canby Medical Center; Lee Steffen, Lynd, Archer Daniels Midland; and Lucas Tietz, Marshall, Bremer Bank.

 

Officers are President, Theresa Zaske, Balaton, Schwan’s Shared Services, LLC; Past President, Josh Bonnstetter, Slayton, Home Federal Bank & Family Farm; Vice-President, Tim O’Leary, Tyler, Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative, Inc.; Treasurer, Roger Miller, Marshall, Bank of the West; Community Impact Chair, Michelle Warme, Marshall, Schwan’s Shared Services, LLC; Engagement/Resource Development Chair, Abby Wikelius, Marshall, Lyon County Attorney’s Office; and Success By 6 Chair, Sue Skramstad, Marshall, SW/WC Service Cooperative.

 

NR2015.06.30New_Board.jpgReturning directors are Ben Alcorn, Marshall, U.S. Bank; Amie Ascheman, Minneota, Runchey, Louwagie & Wellman, PLLP; Kristi Flaten, Granite Falls, Bursch Travel; Christie Hindbjorgen, Marshall; Marissa Kunde, Marshall, Title and Abstract Services; John Thomsen, Marshall, U.S. Bank; and Mark Schnaser, Marshall, Avera Health.

 

New Directors Pictured (L to R): Bethany Glidden, Amy Herrick, Lee Steffen, Mary Brau, Travis Bestge, Julie Pederson and Luke Tietz.

 

United Way of Southwest Minnesota is an autonomous, local organization working to create lasting change in people’s lives and the communities we serve in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine, and portions of Cottonwood, Lac qui Parle, Nobles and Redwood Counties of Minnesota.


June 29, 2015
Born Learning Trail Installed in Currie

Born Learning Trail installation in Currie, MN is complete! Be sure to check out the Trail at City Park/Baseball Field Park. It is ready to be enjoyed.

Thank you to the following volunteers for leading Currie’s installation: Josh, Tanya, John, Ashley and Kelsey!

 

United Way of Southwest Minnesota is pleased to bring three trails to Murray County. Born Learning Trails are interactive, playful and visible community engagement tools. Trails are designed to help parents, caregivers and communities support early learning by helping boost children's language and literacy skills--and encouraging families to get active. BLT's elevate awareness of early childhood education, encourage outdoor play and promote active learning in nature. The Trail includes 10 fun, activity based learning stations.

 

Three trails have been installed in Murray County in 2015 thanks to a grant from Monogram Foods and additional support from United Way of SW MN, Fulda Lumber Company, City of Fulda, City of Lake Wilson and City of Currie.

 

Fulda and Lake Wilson were the other Murray County communities receiving Born Learning Trails this summer.

 

The United Way of Southwest Minnesota has previously installed trails at C.W. Reishus Park in Cottonwood and Rice Park in Granite Falls.

For more information about your local United Way, visitwww.UnitedWaySWMN.org.


June 29, 2015
Special Community Project Grant Deadlines Announced by United Way of Southwest Minnesota

United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) announces that $14,350 has been targeted for use by area non-profit organizations to strengthen UWSWMN’s commitment to activities or programs that are aligned with the UWSWMN’s Goals for the Common Good and are directed at development and support for area residents.

 

United Way of Southwest Minnesota (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. United Way achieves these goals by convening the community to address key issues, collaborating to achieve measureable impact, and connecting human and financial resources.

 

All Special Community Project Grant applications will be reviewed by a team of local volunteers who will make recommendations regarding funding to the United Way of Southwest Minnesota board of directors.

 

Application deadlines will be August 28, 2015 and January 29, 2016.  Organizations can download the Special Community Project Grant application and Goals for the Common Good at the “Your United Way – Special Community Project Grant” section of www.UnitedWaySWMN.org  or contact United Way of Southwest Minnesota at 507-929-2273 for more information.

           

United Way of Southwest Minnesota is an autonomous, local organization working to create lasting changes in people’s lives and the communities in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine, and portions of Cottonwood, Lac qui Parle, Nobles, and Redwood Counties of Minnesota.

 

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June 29, 2015
Community Impact Grant Awards

United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) is committed to long term community impact. Over the last ten years, we have invested more than $4 million dollars throughout our region through grants, programming and partnerships. The dollars raised in the annual campaign make a significant different across southwest Minnesota. Our mission is to unite people and resources to improve lives and strengthen communities in Southwest Minnesota.

 

The United Way is unique in the way it invests in southwest Minnesota. We start by raising money from businesses, organizations, and local people. Then community investment volunteers from across the region look at the collective needs of the whole service area. Volunteers participating in the process this year represented fifteen communities and evaluated the programs’ plans and goals, metrics and results, track record, impact, and financial management. In this grant round, thirty-one programs applied with twenty-six receiving at least partial funding for their local impact work.

 

These reviews resulted in recommendations for funding to the United Way Board of Directors. This work was challenging because total funding requests were 45% greater than funds available for grants.

 

The Board of Directors of United Way of Southwest Minnesota approved the investment of $355,489 in community impact and other grants.  These grants will support programs targeting outcomes in education, income, health, safety & well-being, and hunger across Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine, and portions of Cottonwood, Lac qui Parle, Nobles, and Redwood counties.

 

Below are highlights by impact area.

 

Education:  Preparing children to succeed in school and youth to succeed in the community is receiving 32.7% of the grant funding ($116,195).  Literacy building programs like the Imagination Library, which has distributed over 250,000 books since its inception in SW MN, seek to improve the proficiency of children entering kindergarten.  This area also includes student emergency fund grants to 20 applying area schools to help needy students.

 

Safety & Well-being:  This focus area strives to build awareness, education and respect for the consequences of bullying; increase suicide prevention and awareness; and strengthen support and prevention programs  This area will receive 22.4% of the grant funding ($79,500).

 

Hunger:  This focus area will work to increase nutrition awareness and outreach; connect with vulnerable seniors, disadvantaged and/or persons with disabilities; and increase access to food.  This area will receive 17.4% of the grant funding ($62,000).

 

Health:  Increasing the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors, including maximizing self-sufficiency for seniors and people with disabilities is receiving 13.6% of the grant funding ($48,529).

 

Income (financial stability):  Promoting financial stability and independence is receiving 11.4% of the grant funding ($40,500).  This is targeted to help individuals and families move toward financial stability and for people in the community to have resources to overcome disasters and emotional or financial crises.

 

Special Community Projects Grants (SCPG): The purpose of these grants is to strengthen our commitment to activities or programs that are aligned with the UWSWMN Goals for the Common Good and are directed at development and support for area residents. 2015-2016 grant deadlines for SCPG’s will be August 28, 2015 and January 29, 2016. There will be $14,350 in grant funding available. In fiscal year 2014-15, $7,500 was awarded.

 

UWSWMN also honored .4% in donor designated donations to out of area United Way’s.

 

For a complete list by program, please visit www.UnitedWaySWMN.org.

 

Volunteerism: More than 3,750 hours of time was logged in service hours this year directly benefiting the UWSWMN. In addition, UWSWMN coordinated/matched additional volunteers to projects benefiting community partner programs adding hundreds of hours of additional people power to the region. To learn more about volunteer opportunities throughout the region visit www.UnitedWaySWMN.org and click the Volunteer Tab for more information.


June 23, 2015
United Way of SW MN Honors 2014-15 Board President

NR2015.06.23Outgoing_President.jpgUnited Way of Southwest Minnesota honored 2014-15 Board President, Josh Bonnstetter, for his service to the organization at their June board meeting.  He has served on the board of directors since 2010 and will continue to serve on the board’s executive committee as Past President for the 2015-16 fiscal year beginning July 1st. Bonnstetter is an Ag Banker for Home Federal Bank and farms with his family near Slayton.

 

Bonnstetter is pictured with incoming 2015-16 Board President Theresa Zaske, Balaton, Schwan’s Shared Services, LLC. 

 

United Way is an autonomous, local organization working to create lasting change in people’s lives and the communities we serve in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine, and portions of Cottonwood, Lac qui Parle, Nobles, and Redwood Counties of Minnesota.

 


June 23, 2015
United Way of Southwest Minnesota Honors Outgoing Board Directors for their Service

United Way of Southwest Minnesota honored outgoing board directors for their service to the organization at their June board meeting.  Completing board terms are Brenda Denelsbeck, Porter,NR2015.06.23Outgoing_Board.jpg 2012-2015, U.S. Bank; Jeremy Gossen, Marshall, 2009-2015, Bremer Bank; Pete Hellie, Hanley Falls, 2012-2015, North Star Mutual Insurance Company; Lisa Rademacher, Lynd, 2009-2015, SW/WC Service Cooperative; Jon Rowe, Lyon County, 2012-2015, MN Department of Corrections; Janel Wartner, Marshall, 2009-2015, Subway; and Matt Weller, Marshall, 2012-2015, Centrol Crop Consulting.

 

Pictured (L to R): Janel Wartner and Brenda Denelsbeck (seated) and Jon Rowe and Matt Weller (standing).

Not Pictured: Jeremy Gossen, Pete Hellie and Lisa Rademacher.

 

United Way is an autonomous, local organization working to create lasting change in people’s lives and the communities we serve in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine, and portions of Cottonwood, Lac qui Parle, Nobles, and Redwood Counties of Minnesota.


June 23, 2015
United Way of Southwest Minnesota Announces 2015-16 Executive Committee

NR2015.06.23Executive_Committee.jpgUnited Way of Southwest Minnesota has elected new board officers for the organization for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

 

Officers are President, Theresa Zaske, Balaton, Schwan’s Shared Services, LLC; Past President, Josh Bonnstetter, Slayton, Home Federal Bank & Family Farm; Vice-President, Tim O’Leary, Tyler, Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative, Inc.; Treasurer, Roger Miller, Marshall, Bank of the West; Community Impact Chair, Michelle Warme, Marshall, Schwan’s Shared Services, LLC; Engagement/Resource Development Chair, Abby Wikelius, Marshall, Lyon County Attorney’s Office; and Success By 6 Chair, Sue Skramstad, Marshall, SW/WC Service Cooperative.

 

Front Row: O'Leary, Wikelius and Warme
Back Row: Bonnstetter, Skramstad and Zaske
Not Pictured: Miller

 

For more information about your local United Way, please visit www.UnitedWaySWMN.org.

 

United Way is an autonomous, local organization working to create lasting change in people’s lives and the communities we serve in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine, and portions of Cottonwood, Lac Qui Parle, Nobles, and Redwood Counties of Minnesota.


June 8, 2015
Born Learning Trails Coming to Murray County

United Way of Southwest Minnesota is pleased to bring three trails to Murray County this summer. Born Learning Trails are interactive, playful and visible community engagement tools. Trails are designed to help parents, caregivers and communities support early learning by helping boost children's language and literacy skills--and encouraging families to get active. BLT's elevate awareness of early childhood education, encourage outdoor play and promote active learning in nature. The Trail includes 10 fun, activity based learning stations.

 

Three trails will be installed in Murray County in 2015 thanks to a grant from Monogram Foods and additional support from United Way of SW MN, Fulda Lumber Company, City of Fulda, City of Lake Wilson and City of Currie.

 

Fulda’s Trail Installation began in Fulda City Park on Friday, May 29th despite the weather. Paining of Trail activities took place June 8th.  

Lake Wilson's Trail will be installed at their park on Friday, June 12th and Currie's Trail is scheduled for install at City Park/Baseball Field Park on Tuesday, June 23rd.

 

Additional volunteers would be welcome! If you are interested please call Tanya at the United Way at 507-929-2273 or sign up online at www.UnitedWaySWMN.org and click the Volunteer Tab.

 

The United Way of Southwest Minnesota has installed trails at C.W. Reishus Park in Cottonwood and Rice Park in Granite Falls.


June 4, 2015
Born Learning Trail Installed in Fulda

A great group of volunteers did get all of the Born Learning Trail signs installed in the Fulda City Park on Friday, May 29th despite the weather and will finish up the Trail painting and corresponding ground activities soon!

 

NR2015.06.04.jpgUnited Way of Southwest Minnesota is pleased to bring three trails to Murray County this summer. Born Learning Trails are interactive, playful and visible community engagement tools. Trails are designed to help parents, caregivers and communities support early learning by helping boost children's language and literacy skills--and encouraging families to get active. BLT's elevate awareness of early childhood education, encourage outdoor play and promote active learning in nature. The Trail includes 10 fun, activity based learning stations.

 

Three trails will be installed in Murray County in 2015 thanks to a grant from Monogram Foods and additional support from United Way of SW MN, Fulda Lumber Company, City of Fulda, City of Lake Wilson and City of Currie.

 

Lake Wilson's Trail will be installed at their park on Friday, June 12th and Currie's Trail is scheduled for install at City Park/Baseball Field Park on Tuesday, June 23rd.

 

Additional volunteers would be welcome! If you are interested please call Tanya at the United Way at 507-929-2273 or sign up online at www.UnitedWaySWMN.org and click the Volunteer Tab.

 

The United Way of Southwest Minnesota has installed trails at C.W. Reishus Park in Cottonwood and Rice Park in Granite Falls.


June 4, 2015
Great River Energy Makes Unprecedented Donation to United Way of Southwest Minnesota

Maple Grove based Great River Energy generously donated to the United Way of Southwest Minnesota office furniture and supplies from their recently vacated 4,000 square foot rental space in Marshall. The space had been the office for the CapX2020 Brookings County-Hampton electric transmission line project, which was energized in March.

 

“We are happy that the furniture can be used by such a great organization, said Lori Buffington, spokeswoman for Great River Energy and CapX2020. We appreciate the support we received during the development of the Brookings County-Hampton project. The people in the Marshall area were great to work with.”

 

United Way of Southwest Minnesota executive director Marcy Heemeyer called the donation the largest single in-kind donation the organization has ever received.  “This generous donation will significantly impact the United Way’s internal office capabilities and our ability to serve the people of SW MN,” Heemeyer said.

 

Great River Energy is a not-for-profit electric cooperative owned by its 28 member cooperatives. They generate and transmit electricity for those members, located in the outer-ring suburbs of the Twin Cities up to the Arrowhead region of Minnesota and down to the farmland region in the southwestern portion of the state. Great River Energy is one of the 11 CapX2020 utilities that are jointly expanding and upgrading the grid in the Upper Midwest. Buffington said “the grid expansion will help ensure continued reliable and affordable electric service, and provide new outlets for bringing renewable energy to the market.”

 

United Way of Southwest Minnesota is an autonomous, local organization working to create lasting change in people’s lives and the communities we serve in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine, and portions of Cottonwood, Lac qui Parle, Nobles and Redwood Counties of Minnesota.

 


June 2, 2015
Marshall Wild About Reading at Independence Park

Wild about Reading's summer schedule kicked off our season this morning at Independence Park in Marshall, Minnesota.

 

The program features activities and reading by United Way Success By 6 volunteers. Snacks are provided. Childcare providers who attend with the children in NR2015.06.02.jpgtheir care will receive a bag of books for their daycare. Each parent that attends with their child will be gifted a book to take home as well.

 

This year's theme is FOOD! 


Books include: Today is Monday, On Top of Spaghetti and Pancake. 


The kids loved the Do You Like Broccoli activity/song and Are You Hungry activity/song.

 

The program will be held in 17 different parks in communities in this area throughout the summer. This is an opportunity that encourages reading and supplements the Imagination Library and 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten early literacy programs, locally sponsored by United Way of Southwest Minnesota. Parents and childcare providers are encouraged to bring their preschool or young children to the park nearest to them and enjoy the fun!

 

For more information visit www.UnitedWaySWMN.org


June 2, 2015
Austin to Intern with United Way of Southwest Minnesota

United Way of Southwest Minnesota announced today that Kelsey Austin will intern with the organization for a minimum of 60 hours this summer. In this administrative practicum, she will gain an insight into some of the responsibilities and skills needed to become an administrator or director of a program in the field of Early Childhood Education.

 

NR2015.06.01.jpgAustin grew up in Wykoff, MN and graduated from Kingsland Public School in Spring Valley, MN. She is currently a junior at Southwest Minnesota State University with a major in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education with a pre-primary endorsement. In addition to her internship at the United Way of Southwest Minnesota, Austin works at the Discovery Center Preschool and Daycare as the lead teacher in the infant room.

 

The United Way of Southwest Minnesota administers the following early childhood/school readiness programs across SW MN through their Success By 6 Initiative, including: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, Born Learning Trails, Imagination Library, Read for the Record, Summer and Winter Reading Programs, Stuff the Bus and Wild About Kindergarten School Readiness Kits.

 

United Way of Southwest Minnesota is an autonomous, local organization working to create lasting change in people’s lives and the communities we serve in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine and portions of Cottonwood, Lac qui Parle, Nobles and Redwood Counties of Minnesota.

 


May 19, 2015
Student Emergency Fund Grants

This year marks twelve years of student emergency grant funding made available to schools in the United Way of Southwest Minnesota service area. Each spring all private, public and charter schools in our service area are invited to apply for a student emergency grant for the upcoming school year. More than $100,000 has now been distributed through this United Way of Southwest Minnesota initiative.

 

Funding levels for each school are based upon the total number of students who are eligible for free and reduced lunches. Funds are for use by area schools to help meet unusual, unfunded basic needs of their neediest students. Grants for the 2015-16 school year were approved at the May United Way board of directors meeting and will be distributed to schools in early August.

 

Schools receiving funds make every effort to inform all school staff of the fund prior to the start of the school year, discuss what the fund can be used for, and how it can be accessed.  Each school has a point person(s) or task force responsible for oversight of the funds. The United Way of Southwest Minnesota wants to make sure that children have a good chance to further their education successfully and is proud to provide funds that can assist to reduce/eliminate barriers.

 

Schools are required to provide a financial recap of prior year’s usage of funds when applying for the upcoming school year. As one school representative shared “It is a great help for us in these situations where the students and families have nowhere else to turn to. Thank you United Way of Southwest Minnesota for your continued support.”  During the 2014-15 school year, examples of how some of the funds were used include items such as: lice kits, underwear, clothing, socks & shoes, lunch assistance, hygiene items, pillows and blankets, emergency dental needs, eyeglasses, winter apparel, field trip fees, school supplies, etc.

 

For more information or to make a contribution to this valuable program, please contact the United Way of Southwest Minnesota at 507-929-2273 or log on to www.UnitedWaySWMN.org.

 

United Way of Southwest Minnesota is an autonomous, local organization working to create long lasting change in people’s lives and the communities we serve in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine and portions of Cottonwood, Lac qui Parle, Nobles, and Redwood counties of Minnesota. 




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