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Friday, September 28, 2018
The Sikeston/Bootheel Area United Way officially launched its 2018-2019 fundraising campaign on Friday, September 28, 2018, with a goal of $85,000.  The amount is the same as the 2018 target of $85,000.  “We didn’t quite make our goal last year,” Executive Director Shawnna Gerding explained during the kickoff meeting.  “Our agencies count on what we are hoping to give them which is earned during...
Friday, September 28, 2018
Shawnna Gerding, currently the Executive Director of the Sikeston/Bootheel Area United Way, will be retiring from her position at the end of September.  Shawnna’s tenure with United Way began in January 2016 following her retirement from Noranda Aluminum.  Shawnna would like to thank everyone for their support while at United Way.  “United Way is a wonderful organization and I have enjoyed the...
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
As part of our ongoing commitment to helping everyone, the Sikeston/Bootheel Area United Way has teamed up with Walgreens and FamilyWize to help people in our community fight the flu!  Walgreens will be administering no cost flu vaccines for all those who qualify for a flu vaccine voucher.  The vouchers will be available at the event on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last and...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Recently on August 15, 2018, the Sikeston/Bootheel Area United Way met with the local UPS Freight Division in Sikeston as a part of the 2018-2018 UPS/United Way Workplace Campaign taking place across the company.  On the UPS website, you can read about the United Front of UPS with United Way as follows:    “For more than 30 years, UPS has supported the work of United Way, an organization that...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
On June 21, 2018, thousands of people in more than 400 communities across the world volunteered through United Way to make their community a better place through the annual Day of Action.  United Way Community Day of Action is an enterprise-wide effort each year on June 21 to recognize volunteering as an essential part of United Way’s brand promise and engage individuals (outside of the annual...
Thursday, June 14, 2018
The Sikeston/Bootheel Area United Way held its 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at the Fox Haven Country Club in Sikeston on Monday, May 14, 2018.  The sun was shining and the golf course was ready for the golfers.  The fundraising event included Lunch, a Hole-in-1 Prize offered by Johnny Martin of All-Star Auto Group LLC, All Game Passes, 50/50’s, Best of Tournament Awards, and Door Prizes.   In...
Monday, April 9, 2018
On April 6, 2018, the Sikeston/Bootheel Area United Way hosted the Poplar  Bluff Missouri First Friday Coffee at the Chamber office community room in Poplar Bluff. We would like to extend our thanks to chamber members who attended this event, and to the chamber staff who helped us prepare for the event. As with the March 13 Chamber Business After Hours event in Dexter, this event provided a forum...
Monday, April 9, 2018
The Sikeston/Bootheel Area United Way works with a variety of community partners to host events and fundraisers throughout the year. All proceeds raised or items donated are used for local programs and services of the local 21 community agencies that we help fund. On Monday, May 14, 2018, we will host our second annual golf tournament at Fox Haven Country Club in Sikeston. Teams of three will...
Friday, March 30, 2018
On March 28, 2018, Buffalo Wild Wings in Sikeston hosted a fundraiser for the Sikeston/Bootheel Area United Way. BWW donated 10% of all pre-tax food sales from any guest that presented a fundraising ticket to their server. Thank You to friends, families, and co-workers who came out to enjoy all their favorites at BWW in support of the Sikeston/Bootheel Area United Way. The funds raised will be...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
On March 13, 2018, the Sikeston/Bootheel Area United Way hosted the Dexter Chamber Business After Hours at the Dexter Missouri Welcome Center/Depot Museum. A big thanks to chamber member attendees and to the Welcome Center and Chamber staff for helping us to organize this event. The venue provided the opportunity to expand our business connections and to showcase the agencies in the Sikeston/...