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The World Newspaper Awards $5,000 to United Way of SWO!

The World Presentation

Publisher Chris Rush awards $5,000 check to Board Chair Heidi Proett.

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 period, United Way is looking to raise $200,000 to help fund it’s partner agencies focused on improving the health, education and financial stability of our neighbors in Coos and Curry Counties.

Celebrating its 55th year, United Way of Southwestern Oregon is focusing on its “Just Give 10” campaign and demonstrating the impact a $10 donation can make within the community. 

Just Give 10

Every $10 monthly donation ($120 a year) can provide support for a child in the F.I.R.S.T (Friends Inspiring Reading Success Together) program for an entire year.

$10 a week (just $520 a year) can provide 60 meals to the homeless, seniors and disabled.

$10 a day / $3,650 per year covers the cost of providing United Way supported health services to a partner agency for  two months,                        OR

can provide a new coat or pair of shoes for 146 needy children in grades K-4 through the United Way Coats & Shoes Program.

 ‘”If we all do a little we can accomplish great things together”

How to Donate

  • Send Checks to: United Way of Southwestern Oregon, PO Box 1288, Coos Bay, OR 97420.


United Way of Southwestern Oregon is registered as a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Our Federal Identification Number is 93-0503188.


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