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United Way of Southwest Minnesota honored outgoing board directors for their service to the organization at their June board meeting. Completing board terms are Mary Brau, Lynd, 2015-2018, Brau Brothers Brewing Company; Julie Pederson, Canby, 2015-...
United Way of Southwest Minnesota honored 2017-18 Board Chair, Michelle Warme, for her service to the organization at their June board meeting.  She has served on the board of directors since 2012 and will continue to serve on the board’s executive...
What do all of these things have in common? Wheelchair parts for a handicapped student (family could not afford to fix). Pre-school tuition for homeless kids (and/or pre-school fees). Un-paid school lunch accounts for a family who lost everything in...
United Way of Southwest Minnesota recently once again received the Charities Review Council’s Meets Standards® seal, a visual marker on nonprofit strength. Nonprofit organizations, such as United Way of Southwest Minnesota earn the Meets Standards®...
The United Way of Southwest Minnesota is thrilled to announce the new summer reading program, Wild About Reading: Meet at the Trail!  This program will promote literacy development while incorporating movement and hands on activities for children...
The 11th annual Power of the Purse fundraiser was held on Thursday, April 26th at the Ramada Inn, Marshall.   This exciting event brought together nearly 150 women from throughout southwest Minnesota with a commitment to our youngest learners. All...
United Way recognizes that engaging volunteers is essential to accomplishing our mission to unite people and resources to improve lives and strengthen communities in Southwest Minnesota. In 2017, our organization received the direct benefit of more...
Prairie View Senior Living of Tracy is the new home of a Little Red Bookshelf.  The bookshelf was previously located at the Tracy Laundromat.  The Little Red Bookshelf is an early literacy effort sponsored by the United Way of Southwest Minnesota (...
Murray County Central staff and students were the recipients of the United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) Rising Star award.  This award is presented to one workplace that demonstrates emerging support and enthusiasm for the UWSWMN. Murray...
The United Way of Southwest Minnesota is a recipient of a $1,000 grant from Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative’s Operation RoundUp Trust Fund and the member-owners of the cooperative to support the Stuff the Bus initiative. The Operation RoundUp...

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