United Way/McLeod County Partnerships Announced 17 Apr 14

McLeod County, Minnesota (4/16/14) – United Way of McLeod County Board President Dave Schwedler announced that the regional non-profit will partner with 37 programs in 2014. The organization recently completed its Community Investment Review for the 2014 funding cycle.

“Upon completing the work of our annual volunteer-led Community Investment Review, we are confident that the UWMC will again partner with outstanding programs in 2014,” said Schwedler. “These agencies represent a cross-section of funded programs servicing McLeod County in emergency and basic needs, health and human services, child development and community development.”

“On behalf of the UWMC board of directors and staff, I want to thank the 30 community volunteers and the 50 agency representatives that participated in the Community Investment Review last week,” said Executive Director Paul Thompson. “Annually we see the dedication and professionalism of the agency staff members that present their programs and the sense of community shown by the county-wide volunteers during the interview process.”

Following are the 37 programs to be funded by the UWMC in 2014.

 2014 United Way of McLeod County Partnering Agencies/Programs


Emergency and Basic Needs:

The Salvation Army-Northern Division –McLeodCountyEmergency Needs

Heartland Community Action – Housing Assistance program

Common Cup – Backpack project


Health and Human Services:

McLeod Public Health Nursing – Car Seat program

McLeod Public Health Nursing – Universal Contact program

McLeod Treatment Programs – Visitation Exchange

McLeodAlliancefor Victims of Domestic Violence – Community Advocacy

Safe Avenues – Outreach Sexual Assault program

Safe Avenues – Emergency Safe Shelter



Child Development:

HutchinsonParks, Recreation and Community Education – Youth Services

HutchinsonParks, Recreation and Community Education – Adaptive Recreation

HutchinsonParks, Recreation and Community Education – Senior Programming

LesterPrairieSchool District– D.A.R.E. program

HutchinsonSchool District – ECFE – ECFE on Wheels program

HutchinsonSchool District– ECFE – Childcare Connection program

HutchinsonSchool District– Emergency Assistance program

Northern Star Council – Boy Scouts ofAmerica– Skills for Life

Glencoe-SilverLakeSchool District– Early Childhood Family Education

McLeodCounty4-H – Youth Activities program

Buffalo Creek BMX – Scholarship Support program

Civil Air Patrol – Cadet Program

CrowRiverArea Youth Orchestra – Concert program

Youth for Christ – Campus Life program

United Way ofMcLeodCounty– Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

United Way ofMcLeodCounty– Activities Scholarship program


Community Development:

Crow River Habitat for Humanity – Brush with Kindness program

Adult Training and Habilitation Center

MinnesotaBrain Injury Force – Brain Boosting Workshops program

True Friends – Day Camps/Respite Care Weekend program

West Central Industries – Employment Services program

West Central Industries – Thrift Store project

Compassionate Friends

Arc United/Central – Family Support and Advocacy program

Arc United/Central – Sibshop program

Parent Connection

Lutheran Social Services ofMinnesota– Caregiver/Respite program

Lutheran Social Services ofMinnesota- Senior Nutrition program


Donations to help fund partner agencies and programs supporting area residents can be sent to the United Way of McLeod County located at 218 Main Street South, Suite 124, PO Box 504, Hutchinson, MN 55350. To make an on-line donation, please visit www.unitedwaymcleodcounty.org.




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