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It's A Great Time to Sign Up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten April-24-2015
The United Way of Southwest Minnesota announced its partnership with 15 area libraries last winter to bring the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program to our region.  Three of the area libraries
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Volunteer Value April-22-2015
United Way of Southwest Minnesota is very thankful for all of those who LIVE UNITED each and every day of the year through volunteerism.   While it is difficult to put an exact dollar value on
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United Way of SW MN Launches Online Volunteer Platform April-13-2015
By creating a venue that both allows individuals to see the many ways they can make a difference and agencies to promote their needs, United Way of Southwest Minnesota has increased the potential for
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THANK YOU SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA! March-25-2015
United Way of Southwest Minnesota held its annual progress report to the community on Tuesday, March 24th.  The event recognized SW MN volunteers, investors and community partners and highlighted
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Backstrom Named United Way of SW MN Education and Volunteer Services Coordinator March-23-2015
United Way of Southwest Minnesota announced today that Tanya Backstrom has joined the organization as the Education & Volunteer Services Coordinator. In this role, she will provide strong, strateg
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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