Celebrate Independence the United Way!

  Come join us as we Celebrate Independence The United Way. 4th Annual Summer FUN’d Raiser Sunday, July 3, 2016 6:00-11:00 pm Coos History Museum, 1210 N Front St,        Coos Bay, OR Featuring: Summer Themed Benefit Dinner catered by Bennetti’s Restaurant Premier viewing of the 10 pm July 3rd fireworks display Music, Games, Beer Garden and more… Come join the fun! Tickets
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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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New Community Coalition

The New Community Coalition provides an organizational structure to support the creative emergence of projects, convene individuals and organizations doing similar work to gain synergies, and serve as a community resource and connector. For more information go to their website at https://ncc-coos.org or call 541-244-0589.


Oregon Coast Community Action

We are please to partner with our local community action organization with a service area extending from Reedsport to Brookings, OR. As a private non-profit umbrella agency, Oregon Coast Community Action provides cost effective joint administration, leadership, and support for children’s programs and emergency services on the southern Oregon Coast.  Their network of programs works to feed, house, warm and educate people in Coos and
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Bay Area Enterprises

Bay Area Enterprises is a United Way partner agency that provides assessment, training and employment of people with disabilities in various capacities. Their employees work in janitorial services, at the Charleston drawbridge and in supported employment. Their mission is to encourage and assist adults with disabilities to achieve maximum independence. For more information go to their website at http://bayareaenterprises.org/  or call 541-269-9306.


Kid’s HOPE Center

Children who have been abused need a friendly, non-threatening place to divulge their painful stories. They need caring adults who will protect, reassure and advocate for them. The Kids’ HOPE Center is that kind of place, with that kind of people. To learn more go to their website at  http://www.bayareahospital.org/Services/Kids–HOPE-Center.aspx or call 541-269-8111.


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