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Hunan Lion Promotion to Benefit United Way of Southwest Minnesota September-23-2014
The Hunan Lion will hold a special promotion to raise funds that will be donated to United Way of Southwest Minnesota.    The United Way of Southwest Minnesota is committed to investing in
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Granite Falls Restaurants to Benefit United Way of Southwest Minnesota September-23-2014
Granite Falls restaurants will hold special promotions to raise funds that will be donated to United Way of Southwest Minnesota.  Please DINE OUT at some of your favorite local establishments and
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LIVE UNITED. GIVE UNITED. GROW UNITED. September-22-2014
The United Way of Southwest Minnesota Board of Directors recently approved two Special Community Projects Grants in the first round totaling $8,500.00. For 2014-2015, $12,000 was made available to fun
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Burger King Promotion to Benefit United Way of Southwest Minnesota September-22-2014
Burger King will hold a special promotion to raise funds that will be donated to United Way of Southwest Minnesota.    The United Way of Southwest Minnesota is committed to make long lasti
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Duke Energy in Canby has Campaign Kick-Off September-18-2014
Duke Energy-Canby kicked off their United Way workplace campaign today! The kick-off included breakfast and a game demonstrating community impact and the reach of United Way throughout Southwest Minne
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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