35Communities

Have you been following along this month on our social media accounts? If so, you’ve noticed we’ve had the SMSU Mustang Men’s basketball team and head coach reading multiple times per week.  This adventure is our way of celebrating (during a pandemic) literacy and sponsoring the Read for the Record program in our service area for 10 years!In case you missed what Read for the Record is all about, read this recent article to learn...
Posted at: 10-27-2020- 3:19 pm Related:
Shirts, Gift cards and SNOW!Uffda! That’s all I have today, folks! Just kidding. I think that is how we are all feeling after this burst of winter this week (and more on the way!?).  The snow may have caught us all by surprise but the good news is that I’ve got a few other exciting things to share to get your mind off the snow!We are selling Every Person Every Community t-shirts through Borch’s Sporting Goods.  Add to your...
Posted at: 10-21-2020- 2:26 pm Related:
‘LIVE UNITED!’    ‘Every Person. Every Community.’These are calls of togetherness.   Neighbors supporting neighbors.   The United Way of SWMN embodies bringing people together to support each other.    It is this continued demonstration from the people in the 35 communities of SWMN through volunteering, donations, community partners and beneficiaries of the United Way that inspire...
Posted at: 10-13-2020- 10:46 am Related:
October is one of my favorite months for many reasons.  The colors, fall food (pumpkin flavored everything, please!), football, harvest (I’m a farm girl!) and the best reason of all, it’s my birthday month!It’s also a fun month at UWSWMN because we are gearing up for Jumpstart’s Read for the Record.  In fact, this year we are celebrating our 10th year of hosting this annual event that brings awareness to school readiness...
Posted at: 10-06-2020- 9:04 am Related:
“If you want to be a true professional, you will do something outside yourself.  Something to repair tears in your community.  Something to make life a little better for people less fortunate than you.  That’s what I think a meaningful life is – living not for oneself, but for one’s community.”  This quote from Ruth Bader Ginsburg came to the forefront and stuck with me.  With her recent passing, I...
Posted at: 09-28-2020- 11:22 am Related:
Welcome!I’m Sarah Kicmal President & CEO of United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN). I am also the proud and excited writer of this blog.  The title 35Communities is inspired by our service area that includes, you guessed it, 35 communities that are filled with great people, businesses of all sizes, family farms and thriving schools.   Join me weekly (maybe even more often) to find out what UWSWMN is up to.  I will also...
Posted at: 09-21-2020- 10:09 am Related: