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Walmart Supports United Way of Southwest Minnesota March-2-2015
Walmart is a strong supporter of the United Way of Southwest Minnesota. Employees at Walmart Store #1722 in Marshall contributed $1,344.00 through payroll contributions and Walmart made an additional
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Imagination Library Bags Being Distributed February-27-2015
In 2014, 936 children were able to practice their school readiness skills with a ‘Wild About Kindergarten’ bag. These bags are given to every child who attends Kindergarten Round-Up in the
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Community Investment Process February-23-2015
An important part of United Way of Southwest Minnesota’s work is the annual review of local not-for-profit programs that seek affiliation and grant funding from United Way. It’s an excitin
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Community Impact Grant Applications Available February-23-2015
The United Way of Southwest Minnesota’s 2015 Community Impact Grant Application forms are available at www.unitedwayswmn.org (Your United Way tab – Community Impact Grants section). All gr
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250000th Imagination Library Book Recipient February-13-2015
This article is the third in a four part series focusing on the Imagination Library Program. The final article will demonstrate additional ways the program is benefiting the region. Previous articles
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- Letter to the Editor

Thank 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 Redwood Counties. 

 

The following are some examples the monies raised have been used in Southwest Minnesota.

 

  • Over 2,300 young children gained essential school readiness skills when their parents and caregivers read their quality Imagination Library books to them each day.

  • 30 young adults with disabilities learned to ‘speak up' for themselves and how to deal with bullying situations.

  • Knowledgeable, caring volunteers taught important financial literacy skills to children in 82 different classrooms.

  • 91 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.

  • There were 6,209 visits to local food shelves by hungry families.

 

All of this, plus much more, happens on an ongoing basis in this area because many people in this area demonstrate that they "Live United."

 

More 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.

 

Thank you for your generosity,

 Marissa Kunde, Board Member and Resource Development Chair

 United Way of Southwest Minnesota