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United Way of Southwest Minnesota

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United Way of Southwest Minnesota unites people and resources to improve lives and strengthen communities in southwest Minnesota. United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. In southwest Minnesota, we focus on health, education, financial stability, hunger and safety & well-being.

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Gift Examples

  • $52 will purchase ten nutritious bundled meals to be delivered to a homebound senior citizen recently discharged from the hospital. 
  • $52 could be used to purchase a gas card to help victims and children fleeing from domestic violence to get to a safe place or meet an advocate. 
  • $260 could be used to purchase twenty “Courage to Heal” workbooks for survivors of child sexual abuse. 
  • $260 could cover the cost of running the food shelf rescue bus for six weeks including:  gas, insurance, oil changes, wear & tear, and other mechanical.
  • $520 could cover the cost of “Welcome Home” baskets for ten families leaving shelter and moving into a permanent housing. 
  • $520 could cover the cost of six weeks of tasty shipped to a senior citizen who lives in an extremely isolated area. 
  • $1040 could provide 250 children with a weekend backpack filled with snacks to supplement their nutrition needs. 
  • $1040 could pay for one month’s worth of rent for the safe house so a victim and his/her children are able to stay for up to 29 days at a secure house as they work toward moving forward.

Designation Policy

Accepts designations only to affiliates and other United Ways.

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  • Junior Achievement North - Junior Achievement in Lyon County 
  • Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota-LSS Meals & Meals on Wheels
  • Marshall Food4Kids - Weekend Food Backpack Program
  • Marshall Public Schools - Practical Assessment Exploration System
  • New Horizons Crisis Center - Crime Victim Services and Parenting Time for self-pay families
  • Prairie Five Community Action Council, Inc. - Prairie Five Meals
  • ServeMinnesota - Reading Corps 
  • SWWC Foundation for Innovation in Education - SWWC Student Enrichment Program
  • United Community Action Partnership  -Kitchen Table Food Shelf
  • United Community Action Partnership - The Refuge Emergency Shelter Program
  • United Community Action Partnership - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
  • WoMen's Rural Advocacy Programs, Inc. Domestic violence support programs
  • United Way of Southwest Minnesota - Early Childhood Education Programs
  • United Way of Southwest Minnesota - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library 
  • United Way of Southwest Minnesota - Fun in the Sun Activity Kits
  • United Way of Southwest Minnesota - Student Emergency Funds 
  • United Way of Southwest Minnesota - Stuff the Bus School Supply Initiative


Meg Louwagie


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