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Up for Summer Camps!
United Way of Southeast Missouri partners with a variety of educational programs throughout the summer months. You can read about some of our summer programing here! And the summer fun does not stop with those agencies! This month we are giving a special focus on another educational, youth-focused partnership that's vital to our community - Scouting. The United Way Investment Committee specifically asked that our funding help support boys and girls whose families might not be able to afford Scouting. We are proud to help open the world of Scouting to all area youth.

Whether it's a week-long, day camp with archery, hiking and fishing lessons or an over-night equestrian adventure - the Scouts are having a blast this summer!  United Way of Southeast Missouri is proud to partner with organizations dedicated to ensuring area students are able to enjoy their summer while still being provided with basic needs and educational tools to keep them on track and ready for the next school year.

The 2nd Annual Back to School Fair is coming up on Tuesday, July 18th! This one day event is sponsored by Cape Girardeau Public Schools, The Salvation Army, Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Urban Kids Project and United Way of Southeast Missouri. 

Students and families from all area districts are invited to participate. Immunizations, hair cuts, school supplies and lunch as well as program information will be available between 10am and 3pm. 

For more information visit our website.
Believe it or not, the 2017 United Way Community Drive is just around the corner! Team United has been working diligently to get everything prepared - from crunching numbers for our workplace campaigns, hosting Employee Campaign Coordinator Trainings and getting back together with our marketing and resource development committees to begin strategizing. We'll spend our days designing brochures, diving into some account planning, and gearing up for the day that starts it all - campaign kickoff! And this year we are trying something new-again!

For our kickoff event on August 24th, businesses and organizations have the opportunity to purchase a table of 8 seats. This includes 6 chairs for company employees and pays for 2 United Way program representatives to come enjoy the event. Not only is it an opportunity to engage with United Way and hear what we're up to, but it's also a chance to directly network with one of our partner agencies. Our hope is that we can continue to educate Southeast Missouri on the incredible things we're doing in the community, but also reengage them and help find fresh volunteer opportunities as well. 

Please, join us at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 24th, at the Isle Casino as we kick off the 2017 United Way Community Drive! To purchase your tickets or learn more about the luncheon, contact Kristin in our office today.

Join the members of Women UNITED for their next paint party - Whooooo do you love?!

This unique event is the perfect Sunday afternoon activity to do with your kiddos. Not only is it a great way to spend time together, but you'll leave with an adorable set of paintings symbolizing who you love!

Price to paint is $35 for each adult and $15 for each child attending. We'll be painting on Sunday, July 16th at the First Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau from 2-4 pm.

Adults are encouraged to bring children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends! Snacks will be provided. Proceeds made from the afternoon will go toward the annual WomenUNITED mini-grant fund.

United Way Seeking 
Members for Read to Excel
United Way of Southeast Missouri (UWSEMO) is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a two-member grant from the DeltaCorps Regional Authority, a division of AmeriCorps. The grant provides two members for a new program, Read to Excel (R2X), an expansion of United Way's valuable Read to Succeed program in the Cape Girardeau Public Schools.

Read to Succeed began at Blanchard Elementary in 2011 and now provides volunteer tutoring to new readers in kindergarten and first grade in all Cape elementary schools. DeltaCorps will fund two members to extend the program into grades 2-6. The grants in the form of human resources, rather than financial resources, were awarded to nonprofit organizations that have already distinguished themselves as
influential advocates for change in the Delta region.

Interested applicants can learn more about the position and apply here.
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