you to the people and businesses in this area for your ongoing support of the
annual United Way of Southwest Minnesota campaign. Because of your
generosity we exceeded our goal for the recent campaign. Your local
charitable response makes a real difference in local people's lives and
advances the common good in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine and western
following are some examples the monies raised have been used in Southwest
2,300 young children gained essential school readiness skills when their
parents and caregivers read their quality Imagination Library books to them
young adults with disabilities learned to ‘speak up' for themselves and how to
deal with bullying situations.
caring volunteers taught important financial literacy skills to children in 82
patients with life-ending illnesses were treated with kindness and respect by
caring professionals and staff. Their family members benefitted from
support groups and many caring individuals.
were 6,209 visits to local food shelves by hungry families.
of this, plus much more, happens on an ongoing basis in this area because many
people in this area demonstrate that they "Live United."
information is available on our webpage, UnitedWaySWMN.org. In addition,
anyone interested in learning more about local services/programs can sign up
for a free progress report that is sent monthly via email.
you for your generosity,
Kunde, Board Member and Resource Development Chair
United Way of