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United Way of Southwest Minnesota
United Way Campaign Update December 18, 2014 December-18-2014
United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) announces that $448,474.14 in donations and pledges have been recorded to date during the annual fund-raising campaign.  This equates to 80.1% of the $5
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Schwan Invests in United Way of Southwest Minnesota December-17-2014
Schwan is a strong supporter of the United Way of Southwest Minnesota. Schwan subsidiary employees contributed $74,043.96 through payroll pledges/donations/special events and the Schwan’s Corpor
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Tuszynski of Tyler is First 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program Graduate December-9-2014
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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U.S. Bank Invests in United Way of Southwest Minnesota December-9-2014
U.S. Bank is a strong supporter of the United Way of Southwest Minnesota. Employees contributed $43,313.58 through payroll pledges/donations/special events and the U.S. Bank Foundation made an additio
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United Way of SW MN Campaign Update December-9-2014
United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) announces that $396,286.71 in donations and pledges have been recorded to date during the annual fund-raising campaign.  This equates to 70.8% of the $5
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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