United Way of Southeast Missouri | February 2020 Newsletter
Charlotte's Hope Charity
Charlotte Randol is almost 12 years old in sixth grade at Jackson Middle School. Charlotte has a mission of saving the planet and embraces the concept to "think globally, act locally." She enlisted the help of her mother, Christine, United Way of Southeast Missouri, and Procter and Gamble, Christine's employer and one of our Gold Investors. Through the generosity of many P&G employees and other community members, Charlotte raised $1,372 for the Hope for One More Home for Children in Jackson, Missouri. By selling plastic reusable straws, Charlotte is helping sea life around the world and kids in foster care right here in Southeast Missouri.

You are never too young to make a difference!
Where There's Hope There's Help
The number of children in foster care far surpasses the number of foster homes and families willing to take them in. Hope for One More was created to provide emergency care for children entering foster care and provide the support they need during this traumatic time in their lives.

Hope For One More Home for Children is a full foster care support and advocacy agency that currently serves more than 1,000 foster children in Southeast Missouri in some capacity each year.  A new partner to UWSEMO, Hope for One More works closely with other network partners, including Voices for Children/CASA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, ABC Today, and area public schools. To learn more of their story and how YOU can help, visit the Hope for One More website .
Fearless Edger Signing Party
Thank you to everyone who 'dropped in' to our Fearless Edger Signing Party!

We have recruited 27 Fearless Edgers to rappel down Towers South on June 5th and are already over halfway to our goal of 50 Edgers!

There are 23 spots left t o go Over the Edge! Don't miss out -- register today!
Help us reach our $50,000 goal as we mark 50 years!
Sponsorships start at $500 to 'jump into' this unique event!
Saying Hello and Goodbye
Director of Donor Development
 
United Way of Southeast MO is proud to announce Holly Statler has joined the organization as Director of Donor Development. This is a new position funded by a three-year grant UWSEMO applied for and received from an anonymous donor. The position was created to develop major and long-term gifts and to grow affiliate groups, including retirees, pre-retirees and Leadership Donors (those who give $500 or more to UWSEMO).
 
A Missouri native, Holly has been part of the Cape Girardeau area since 1993 and has two adult children who are graduates of Cape Central High School. For the last fifteen years, Holly has worked predominantly in sales and marketing but explained she has been “wanting the opportunity to help others and to give back to our local communities.” 

With her knowledge, her large circle of contacts and her positive outlook, we know Holly will be a tremendous asset to our organization and our network. Having her join us as we begin our fiftieth year as a United Way is a wonderful birthday gift!

Welcome, Holly, we're glad you're here!
Administrative Assistant Needed

We hated to say goodbye to Julie Eller, our previous assistant, but she had pressing family matters that needed her full-time attention. We are looking for a dependable, organized problem solver proficient in MS Office to bring data entry and bookkeeping skills to our small but mighty team. If you are able to work 20-25 hours a week and fill the job description requirements, please send your resume and cover letter to Donna.Noe@unitedwayofsemo.org. We need someone who is interested only in part-time work; this will not become full-time. 
Be Our Guest at Community Celebration!
1970-2020: 50 Years of United Way!

April 23rd, 2020 | 11:30 AM-1 PM | Free Lunch!
VFW - 1049 N. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Join us during National Volunteer Month to help us celebrate 50 years of Living United! Although we began as a United Fund in 1954, we became a recognized United Way in 1970, and we dig it!

Lunch is on us as we thank the many volunteers, Employee Campaign Champions (ECCs) who manage our workplace campaigns, and loyal donors who Give, Advocate and Volunteer for our network and mission. The event is free, but do us a favor and please regis ter .

Did you 'Step-up' this year? Right on!
All donors who 'stepped up' their donation by $1 per week or joined us as a new donor giving at least $52 this year are entered into the drawing for Step-up Prizes donated to UWSEMO. These include Rhodes gas cards, a Drury hotel stay, and gift cards for many area businesses and restaurants. If you are a Step-up Donor, keep an eye on our Facebook page. We will announce winners every day for 14 days leading up to Celebration. It could be your name pulled to collect a wonderful thank-you at Celebration on April 23rd!

Leadership Donor?
This year we are creating a special thank-you for our Leadership Donors (those who give $500 or more). With a nod to our 1970 launch as a United Way, every Leadership Donor will get a groovy tie-dye T-shirt celebrating our 50th year of Living United. If you gave at this level and want a shirt, please send your name and T-shirt size to Holly Statler, Director of Donor Development, by the end of February. Shirts also will be available for purchase at Celebration.
Thank You 2019-2020 Corporate Investors!
Thanks to you, 99% of individual donations help others.
US Bank
BioKyowa
Wood & Huston Bank
Southern Bank
Southeast Health
Innovative Orthodontics
United Way of Southeast Missouri Network!
If you would like to be updated on volunteer opportunities as we learn of them, email Community Relations Manager, Raechel Reinitz!
Apple Project
Christian Boxing Academy
Emergency Student Funds at many public schools
Little Whitewater Baptist Church Food Pantry
Scott City Ministerial Alliance
United Way of Southeast Missouri | 573-334-9634 | www.unitedwayofsemo.org