United Way of Southeast Missouri | January 2018 Newsletter
A Community Living United
Do you know about The People’s Shelter, ABC Today and Tiger Lilies? Perhaps you are more familiar with The Salvation Army, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Central Middle School.

The latter all have programs United Way of Southeast Missouri helps fund, and the first three are all worthy programs we do not invest in but support by connecting others. So much occurs behind the scenes in our community that many people who are not involved in the nonprofit world are unaware of the ongoing collaboration by so many worthwhile organizations.

"Generosity is a practical expression of love." - Gary Inrig
Long-time donors may remember when our annual campaign began and ended in the fall, creating a three-month whirlwind of fundraising. While we still kick off in the fall and host many workplace presentations before November, our fundraising efforts are now year-round. We do this to accommodate some of our valued partners who prefer this time frame and also because it is more fitting to our mission.

We are here to unite people to resources in an effort to strengthen everyone in our community. Our partner agencies can attest to the fact that the need is 24/7/365. We can’t focus our efforts on a specific time of year and hope to be effective. Our community, your community, needs the help year round.

Save the Date!
There's always something going on at United Way. Be sure to keep up with our calendar and save the date on upcoming events!
February 4 - February 10
10% Give Back at Five Below
February 10
Trivia Night at Cup N Cork
February 14
10% Give Back at Buffalo Wild Wings
February 24
10% Give Back at Missouri Running Co.
February 24
Trivia Night at Cup N Cork
February 28
10% Give Back at Wings Etc.
Volunteer Corner
Are you looking to get involved and give back?! United Way and our 24 partner agencies are always looking for volunteers. Whether you have some extra time at work to dedicate to giving back, or you're looking for a team-building exercise with a spin, our volunteer corner has something for you. Check out our current opportunities below.
Read to Succeed & Read to Excel
Volunteers are needed to help with United Way's Read to Succeed and Read to Excel programs. Volunteers are asked to dedicate a minimum of 30 minutes every week to reading with a student in Cape Girardeau or Scott City schools.

Various time slots are available, and volunteers have their opportunity to work with students in grades K-6.

Contact Robin Koetting , Nancy Israel , or Emily Cabot to learn more!

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Missouri
Volunteers are here to help with homework, be a good role model for the children, and to engage with the kids in a positive and meaningful way.

Volunteers are also encouraged to come up with their own creative ideas to do with the members here at the Club!

Contact Stephani Schuchart to learn more!
Safe House for Women
Volunteers are needed to receive, sort and stock donated items for our thrift shop. This is a great opportunity for a one-day service project for a company or organization.

Contact Elizabeth Hileman to learn more!

The Salvation Army
Volunteers are needed to help with The Salvation Army's Meals with Friends program. Specifically, help is needed with prep work, serving meals, and clean up. Next month, the program will run February 12 - 16 and February 19 - 23. Volunteers are needed each day between 11am and 2pm.

Contact Vanessa Ray or Lt. Matthew DeGonia to learn more!
Thank You 2017-2018 Corporate Investors!
United Way of Southeast Missouri | 573-334-9634 | www.unitedwayofsemo.org