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WomenUnite Event

Good happens when womenunite.

The first WomenUnite Event launched in 2005 as a way to connect women in our community with Sioux Empire United Way and our funded programs. When donating to a philanthropic cause, women want to know where their money is going, feel an emotional connection, and be involved with the issue.

 
Goals of WomenUnite Include:
  • Create/increase awareness around Sioux Empire United Way and United Way funded programs.
  • Inspire and educate around health and human services programs by having speakers and/or videos that include personal stories of impact.
  • Encourage excitement for giving and raise dollars at event to support the Sioux Empire United Way and United Way funded programs.
  • Take action through volunteerism.

Programs Featured/Launched at Past Events include:

  • Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole (along with mentoring programs) – 867 girls participated in after school running program at 46 schools in 2018
  • BackPack Program – 2,870 students at 43 sites provided food in 2018
  • Genesis – 47 households were provided with a mentor to assist with financial literacy and securing permanent housing in 2018.
  • USucceed – 183 high school students have a long-term mentor focused on high school graduation and future education and employment plans
  • Challenge Day – 14 schools, more than 3,000 students participated in one day empathy building program in 2018
  • Ready to Start – 176 soon to be kindergarteners were provided with five week jump start to kindergarten in 2018
  • Better Together – 68 older adults are matched with a volunteer for social and recreational opportunities
  • Delta Dental’s Mobile Dental Program and Southeastern Dental Society of SD’s Sioux Empire Smiles – 288 students were treated through the mobile program and an additional 156 through the one day Smiles event.
  • PATH (Providing Access to Healing) – 558 counseling sessions are being provided each month on average
  • Harmony South Dakota – 60 students participate in the free after school music program. 

 

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