United Way of Southeast Missouri | March 2020 Newsletter
Keep MO from throwing away money!
MO Counts, so Count MO!

Our community loses $1300 in vital services and resources for every person not counted in the census. In 2010 Missouri lost millions of dollars in federal funds and a congressional seat. Many of our network partners depend on census-based funds to do their work and help our citizens. Every Missourian must be counted to ensure we receive the state and federal funding that supports infrastructure, transportation, social services, education, even our representation in the legislature.

This month you should receive mail informing you of how to respond to the census. Please inform and help those who may not understand the significance so that every Missourian will be counted! Learn more about the 2020 census and its impact here .
Only 22 Spots Left to Go Over the Edge!
Will you GIVE or will you GO?
This will be a fun day for everyone, whether you spend it in the Kid Zone or the Chartwells Chicken Coop with the other chickens.
Help us reach our $50,000 goal as we mark 50 years!
Sponsorships start at $500 to 'jump into' this unique event.
Culver's Fundraiser
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. 
Let Us Thank YOU at Community Celebration!
1970-2020: 50 Years of United Way!

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

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 .
Wear your groovy threads and win a prize!

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-dyed T-shirt celebrating our 50th year of Living United. Leadership Donors also can choose a solid colored LIVE UNITED shirt if tie dye isn't your groove. Anyone who gave $500 or more and wants either shirt should send your name and T-shirt size to Holly Statler, Director of Donor Development, by March 13. Both styles of 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
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