United Way of Southeast Missouri | August 2020 Newsletter
Bring Your Friends to Our Virtual Kickoff
What is it like to flee your home and escape to the Safe House for Women? What does moving look like through the eyes of a child in foster care? What happens when you seek help from First Call For Help? How great does it feel to graduate from One City’s Work Life Program? 

View the United Way network of partners from the eyes of those your donations help! Our Virtual Kickoff September 15-17 allows you to spend your lunch hour with different partners each day who support our three focus areas: Education, Health and Financial Stability. Each tour will conclude with an opportunity for you to ask questions and learn the specific ways you can help these organizations and our community. Spend your lunch hour with us and visit a dozen partners in three days via Facebook Live.
Happy 20th Anniversary, BBBS!
Happy Anniversary to our local Big Brothers Big Sisters, marking 20 years in September! We are honored to be your partner in education, impacting over 4,500 kids in Southeast Missouri.

United Way of Southeast Missouri invests in two programs at BBBS. The mentoring program pairs caring adults with youth, and ABCToday encourages Attendance, Behavior and Coursework for all students in Cape Girardeau Public Schools. Both programs have been essential to youth in our community, especially when school has not been in session. Keep reading to learn about Kim who became Judy's "Big" in 2013 and was recently in her wedding!
Due to health issues, Maya has struggled with educational success, which disrupts her attendance at school. Attendance affects performance, and not surprisingly, Maya's counselors reported she also lacked motivation to attend and do her best.

ABCToday, a program of BBBS that UWSEMO supports, measures Attendance, Behavior, and Coursework for all students in the Cape Girardeau Public Schools. Read more to learn how ABCToday staff helped design a support plan that improved Maya's attendance by 50%!
Thank You for Helping Us Stuff the Bus!
Thank you to all who donated!

We were able to raise $5,457 for schools across Southeast Missouri because of you!
Liberty Utilities

This local company stepped up big time and helped hundreds of students in our region by providing a $5,000 check to Stuff the Bus.
Thank you, Liberty Utilities!
We are rolling on with our
Golf Tournament!
It is time to REGISTER for our 33rd Annual Golf Tournament!
We are going to need your support more than ever this year. We had to cancel our biggest fundraiser, Over the Edge, as did many of our partners who depend on our support. But we are committed to hosting our 33rd Annual Golf Tournament at the Cape Girardeau Country Club on October 2nd.

Please join us and consider sponsoring a hole or team! Our Funded Partners are counting on us to continue fighting for financial security and access to health and education for everyone.
Register to play by accessing the survey link below.
Now more than ever, we must LIVE UNITED!
UWSEMO 33rd Annual Golf Tournament
For more information about the tournament and sponsorships,
Round Up your Spare Change!
We are excited to offer a new way of giving for our donor who is not connected through a Workplace Campaign or wants
an easy way to give just a bit more.

Round up your purchases to the next dollar on any credit or debit card!
Donate from anywhere you shop at
any time.

You can even set a maximum amount for each month. It's easy, painless, and like all donations to UWSEMO, even a small amount helps make a big difference!
Impact report - did you get one?
Every UWSEMO donor should have received our 2019 Impact Report in the mail last week. We are eager to share the success of our network and the difference YOUR donations make! If you did not receive one, please leave a message with your information at 573-334-9634 or email it, and we will send one.
Welcome 2020 Corporate Investors!
We are delighted to welcome back returning Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsors who have already committed to help with our operating expenses! If you believe in our work and want to see your logo included with these philanthropic corporations, contact Raechel.Reinitz@unitedwayofsemo.org.

We will soon order printed materials for the 2020-2021 Campaign.
Now is the time to join this network and be a Corporate Investor!
Wood & Huston Bank
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