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United Way of Southwest Minnesota
Schwan Kicks Off Campaign October-31-2014
Thank you to Schwan for a fantastic United Way campaign kick off this week! 

We appreciate your employees engagement both during the campaign and through volunteer efforts throughout
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Wells Fargo Invests in United Way of Southwest Minnesota October-29-2014
Wells Fargo Bank is a strong supporter of the United Way of Southwest Minnesota. Employees contributed $2,191.00 through payroll pledges/donations and Wells Fargo made an additional investment of $3,7
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Duke Energy Canby Thermometer October-29-2014
Thermometers measuring campaign progress are located both indoors and outdoors throughout our service area. Volunteers help us maintain them throughout the campaign.   Special thanks to the tea
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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
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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
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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