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Thank you to our donors and supporters!

Here is what your support helped accomplish in 2017! United Way’s Coats and Shoes for Kids Project now in its 8th year provided a new coat, hoody or pair of shoes for close to 350 needy children and teens throughout grades K-12 in Coos and Curry county schools and alternative programs. United Way’s Annual Day of Caring provided yard and maintenance services for 55
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United Way’s “LIVE UNITED: Give Where You Live” Campaign

UNITED WAY KICKS OFF THE 2017 “LIVE UNITED:  GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE” FUND RAISING CAMPAIGN United Way of Southwestern Oregon will kick off its 2017 Annual Fund Raising Campaign Thursday, September 14, 2017 at its Annual Dinner and Fundraiser. The dinner will be held at the Coos History Museum from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm and catered by Joe Benetti formerly of Benetti’s restaurant. 
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The World Newspaper Awards $5,000 to United Way of SWO!

On Thursday, September 8th, the World publisher, Chris Rush awarded a check in the amount of $5,000 from their parent company Lee Publishing. Present to accept the check was Board Chair Heidi Proett, Executive Director Marcia Hart and Board members Ryan Hitchcock, Pam Cottrell, and Viki Brugnoli. United Way of Southwestern Oregon’s Annual Fall Campaign began September 1 and ends November 30th. During this
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Seeking Board Members

Interested in making a difference in our communities on the South Coast of Oregon? United Way of Southwestern Oregon (UWSWO) is seeking qualified candidates to fill vacancies on its 24 member volunteer Board of Directors. Directors represent local businesses, employee groups, government agencies, and community members at large. Directors are elected for a 3-yr term of office and serve on a variety of service
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LIVE UNITED Halloween Film Fest

  United Way of Southwestern Oregon is excited to announce its 1st Annual “LIVE UNITED” Halloween Film Fest at the Egyptian Theatre. The weekend of fun starts off with DAY 1 on Friday, October 28, 2016 with our Zombie Movie and Beer Party featuring the cult comedy ZOMBIELAND. Beer furnished and served by our wonderful friends at Costumes are encouraged. Selfie-station with Halloween themed props, door
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United Way Celebrates 55 years!

SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 Greetings from the United Way of Southwestern Oregon! We are Anna Steel and Pam Cottrell, your Campaign Chairs for the 2016 United Way 55th Anniversary Campaign. We would like to invite you to participate in our campaign, to “Give where you Live.” Many times, businesses and local citizens would like to make financial contributions to groups that do “good” in their
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Williams Supports Coats & Shoes for Kids Program

William’s Pacific Connector Community Grant Program announced today that United Way of Southwestern Oregon’s application has been selected to receive funding in the amount of $1,500.00 for 2016-17 Kid’s Coats & Shoes Program. William’s receives dozens of applications, and reviews each to determine those proposals that best fit their criteria. Williams http://co.williams.com/  joins The Campbell Group, and NW Natural as major supporters for 2016-17. United
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The Kid’s Zone!

We are please to announce our partnership with the Coos History Museum to bring to you the KIDS ZONE at the 4th of July event!. Games are FREE for all children. We will also be raffling off a Seatlle Seahawks Blanket & Brew basket. All raffle proceeds go to help fund our Coats and Shoes for Kid’s program. Come grab a hotdog, some popcorn
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Annual FUN’d raiser Dinner Cancelled!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our Annual FUN’d raiser dinner scheduled for Sunday, July 3, 2016 at the Coos History Museum is CANCELLED. We apologize for the inconvenience. Ticket holders and sponsors are being contacted by mail with the option to receive a full refund or designate their purchase as a donation to United Way. For more information call 541-267-5202.


Fred Meyer Community Rewards Support Your local United Way!

RE-ENROLL YOUR REWARDS CARD TO UNITED WAY OF SOUTHWESTERN OREGON AND CONTINUE EARNING DONATIONS BY SHOPPING! Continue telling Fred Meyer where to give $2.7 million to organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington by relinking your Rewards Card to Community Rewards. Here’s how to re-enroll: • Relink your card to our Community Rewards program through an email sent to all customers on June 8
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