Day of Caring is set for October 5, 2013. Now is a great time to start forming a team or thinking of someone you know who could benefit from a Day of Caring Project. Day of Caring is one day set aside to help one another. Projects range from 2-4 hours and generally happen, rain or shine. So, gather up your family, friends or co-workers and be a part of a great experience. Our initiatives page has all the forms and information you need. Give us a call at 437-2313 with any questions.
The United Way of Mower County is excited to announce the formation of the Women’s Leadership Initiative. If you’re a women looking for a way to make a real difference in the community, here it is. The WLI is your opportunity to be a part of a powerful, dedicated group of women who have built an initiative from the ground up to help ensure children’s basis needs are met. Watch the video and learn more about the WLI today.
Studies have repeatedly shown an early childhood education is paramount to success in school. Children who enter Kindergarten with a preschool background are far more likely to be successful in school. However, preschool can be an expensive option for families. That is why the United Way of Mower County, along with a grant from The Hormel Foundation, provide preschool scholarships to qualifying families. To learn more about the Preschool Scholarship Program and to see if you qualify click here. Deadline for Preschool Scholarships is May 1, 2013
The RAINBOWROUTE is a partnership between the United Way of Mower County and AMCAT to provide transportation to and from preschool for any 3 or 4 year old in Austin. The Rainbow Route allows working families or families with transportation barriers to send their kids to preschool. The route includes a full time aide to assist and monitor the children. The Rainbow Route does fill up quickly. Click here to learn more and register for the Rainbow Route. Deadline for the Rainbow Route is July 1, 2013. Filling out an application for the Rainbow Route does NOT guarantee a seat.
Thank you Mower County community for your generous donations to the United Way of Mower County in 2012. Together we raised $1,033,550.00..another MILLION dollar year! These donations will be used to improve the lives of many people in our community through programs focused on Education, Income, Health and Basic Needs. We are happy to partner with all of in making Mower County a better place to live for all of us.