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Clarkfield Children Graduate from 1,000 Books Before Kindergaraten! May-19-2015
Congratulations to Bella Goschey and Audrey Hanson on their accomplishment. They are the first two children to graduate from the program in Clarkfield. A special graduation celebration was held earlie
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Student Emergency Fund Grants May-19-2015
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
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In Recognition May-15-2015
Thank you to everyone who donated food and/or monetary donations in support of the Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Letter carriers in this area, assisted by rural carriers, collected 3,002 pounds of food
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United Way of SW MN to offer Board Governance Training Session May-15-2015
Board and staff working together can either be exciting or frustrating and challenging. The secret is to provide Board Governance training for your board and staff. The best way to ensure having
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Letter Carriers to Help Stamp out Hunger on May 9 April-30-2015
Area residents have an opportunity to help Stamp Out Hunger by donating non-perishable, non-breakable food items on Saturday, May 9th.  Letter Carriers will collect these donated items as they ma
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- 2012-13 Campaign Results Announced by United Way of Southwest Minnesota

United Way of Southwest Minnesota reports a total of $546,295 was raised during the 2012-13 fund-raising campaign in this area.  Last year's campaign raised $516,295 so this is an increase of over $30,000.

 

Jeremy Gossen, President of the Board said, "We are truly blessed here in Southwest Minnesota!  ‘Live United' is not just a slogan, but a way of life in our area.  Thank you to all who invest time and resources into our communities through the United Way of Southwest Minnesota.  These investments will help us leave our communities stronger than we found them."

 

"United Way of Southwest Minnesota is committed to making sure the money that has been raised will be used to make a difference in people's lives, right here where we live," said Ruth Ascher, Executive Director.  "Our sincere appreciation goes to everyone who donated and who generously invested in the future of this area."

 

Funds that have been raised will go to work in local programs that focus on the education, income and health of people in this area.  United Way of Southwest Minnesota will continue to work in several collaborative efforts with community partners to address important issues like building school readiness for young children, promoting safety and well-being, and fighting hunger.

 

Preparations are now underway for the community investment work that will occur during the next few months.  Community volunteers and United Way board members will work hard to carry out plans and to review community programs to make sure that all donated funds are used as wisely as possible.

 

Application forms for Community Impact Grants will be available on March 1.  Non-profit organizations serving people in this area can get information about this grant application process by contacting United Way of Southwest Minnesota at 507-929-2273.  People interested in volunteering to help with the citizen review process of these grant applications can also call 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 of Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine and western Redwood Counties of Minnesota.