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Gatzke Completes United Way Internship July-17-2014
Brittany Gatzke is a senior at Southwest Minnesota State University and is double majoring in Early Childhood Elementary Education and Early Childhood Special Education. She is originally from Hitchco
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Born Learning Trail Open & Ribbon Cutting Planned July-14-2014
United Way of Southwest Minnesota, the City of Granite Falls, Granite Falls Kiwanis, Bursch Travel and The Sawmill are excited to bring a Born Learning Trail (BLT) to Granite Falls to help parents and
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Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive July-10-2014
Help area children get a good start to the school year by providing some new school supplies or hygiene products.  Donation collection barrels and boxes are in place at Shopko, Wal-Mart, Marshall
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New Board Members and Officers for United Way of Southwest Minnesota July-10-2014
United Way of Southwest Minnesota has elected new officers and directors for the organization for the 2014-15 fiscal year.  Joining the board as new directors are Mark Schnaser, Marshall, Taylor
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I Scream, You Scream....We All Scream for Cold Stone! July-8-2014
The team of Ambassadors at the Lyon County Courthouse will be serving up Cold Stone Creamery on Wednesday, July 9th from 12:00pm-2:30pm outside the courthouse. Look for the Cold Stone truck on 6th Str
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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