August 22, 2022 - 2022 Campaign

August 22, 2022

With campaign season just ahead, we are gearing up to answer our favorite question, “Why should I give to the United Way”? The staff and board volunteers of the United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha & Pierce Counties are asked this question more than any other. 

 

Here are our responses:

 

  • People give to UW-GWP to support their community and lead by example. Someday it might be you who is need of an agency’s help

 

  • UW-GWP’s valued internal programs and it’s 27 partner programs provide a safety net for our community that is changing lives and saving lives.

 

  • The funding you give to UW-GWP remains within our service area ensuring a better life for neighbors, friends and family.

 

  • UW-GWP is a highly trusted leader connecting donors to nonprofit organizations that would have a tough time doing it on their own. UW-GWP also has established a dependable process that makes it easy to give through workplace campaigns, on-line giving or even a simple Round Up process.

 

  • Through partner support and internal programs, UW-GWP addresses critical aspects of the human condition–health, education, and basic needs.

 

  • UW-GWP is instrumental in funding public-service agencies that are desperately needed by so many local people.

 

  • Because UW-GWP is volunteer driven. Volunteers ensure that UW-GWP and its partners operate at the highest standards.

 

One long time United Way donor had this to say, “ I give to UW-GWP because it allows me the opportunity to give back to the community in which I live. My loyalty as a proud United Way supporter is as powerful as my desire to be an engaged citizen of Red Wing.

 

When large organizations, like my employer participate in the United Way campaign, more resources are leveraged. When every member of an organization gives, no matter the amount, it is used to better our community and makes a bigger and broader impact in our community.

 

I support the United Way because like so many others, I want to help as many people as possible. There are some community agencies that are near and dear to my heart that I support routinely every year, but there are others that serve worthwhile causes that I was totally unaware of until I got involved with United Way.

For me, the best way for some of my support to find these agencies and help my community is through the United Way.

Another donor said, “ I like knowing that with my donation to United Way, I am helping so many programs provide different services that have been checked out by a trusted source. The need in our community is significant, and supporting UW-GWP of United Way allows local people to receive job training, senior care, access to health care, early childhood education and more.”

 

To all of our longtime returning donors, we know you are out there and rely on you to keep letting us know how we are doing. Please consider increasing your gift this year, the need is great,

 

For those of you who have never given, consider a gift to United Way today. Become a part of the movement for positive change in your community.

 

I will support United Way. Click here to donate.

 

 

 

The book that we will be discussing is Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald. Along with the book read we have a link for you to look at your own biases with a tool created by the authors of the book along with another researcher in 2011. We encourage you to take a look at 'Project Implicit' and Take the survey .

Growing Red Wing's Voice would like to expand our reach for this discussion, so be sure to share this communication with a friend, or call and invite someone to join us that evening.

August 30th Book Discussion

7:00pm First Presbyterian Church

503 West 6th Street in Red Wing

Find more information here:

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY
United Way GWP is seeking sponsors for Blue Bookshelves in
Cannon Falls, Lake City and Wabasha
We have bookshelves and books just waiting to find new homes. Your business, book club, church group or organization can ensure books get into the hands of children and provide a great volunteer experience when you choose to sponsor a Blue Bookshelf. For a one time fee of just $250, we will provide the shelf, signage, and books, books, books for children to take home.
 
Book shelves are to be placed in locations where children from marginalized families find themselves waiting. Coin Laundries, medical or dental offices, free clinics, etc. Sponsors supply the space and volunteer time to place the shelf and keep it filled and in good condition and United Way supplies the books.
 
Call our office at 651-388-6309 to become a sponsor in your community!

You never realize how often you need an ID until you don't have one. Even if you don't drive and do not need a drivers license, you need a government issued identification to apply for a job, purchase certain medications, or open a bank account. The Drive and Vehicles Services division can help youth experiencing homelessness get that card into their hands. The pest part: they don't have to pay for it. Learn more here.

United Way Volunteer Needs
 
Fare For All Volunteers / Tues., Aug 30th 3:45-5pm in Red Wing
5 Volunteers Needed-Great Opportunity for Youth Group or Civic Club
 
Volunteers needed to help us create United Way Magnets! This is a job you can do from the comfort of your own home, we'll supply all of the necessary materials? Interested? Call the number below.
 
Call United Way office at 388-6309
if you can help!
CLOSING REMARKS

“I am a huge believer in giving back and helping out in the community and the world. Think globally, act locally I suppose. I believe that the measure of a person's life is the affect they have on others.”

Steve Nash

 

Thanks for reading!

 

 

Maureen Nelson