Southeast’s United Way Campaign to Run Through Nov. 10

unitedwaylogoSoutheast Missouri State University’s annual United Way campaign began on Oct. 27 and will run through Nov. 10. The University has established a Fall 2016 campaign goal of $22,000. Donors may choose to designate their gift to a variety of funded partners in the areas of education, financial support and health-related services.

The “University Student Emergency Fund” was established to provide “just-in time” grants to Southeast students with financial need who are experiencing significant financial burdens that may prevent them from completing their education. One hundred percent of donations will be given to students as a grant paid directly to their student account.

“How Can I Give?” You will receive a United Way packet from someone in your department. If you would like to support the campaign, please submit your pledge form no later than Nov. 10. Pledge forms should be given to your department coordinator or mailed to Tammy Underwood at MS 3500.

What is the United Way? Funds donated to the United Way are used to ensure that children grow to be successful in life, families become financially self-sufficient, the elderly and disabled live independently for as long as possible, and citizens reach out to help our community.

Why give? For only $5 per week you can provide 52 struggling school children with tutoring, or 55 home-delivered meals for a senior citizen or shelter for a family of four who lost their home due to fire.

The United Way is sponsoring a Step Up Challenge Sweepstakes – all previous donors increasing their pledges by at least $1 per week or any new donors contributing at least $1 per week are eligible to participate in the United Way of Southeast Missouri Step-Up Challenge Sweepstakes.

For more information on the United Way’s initiatives, contact Tammy Underwood at (573) 986-6888 or visit www.unitedwayofsemo.org.