home Staff news Thanks to Everyone Who Participated in the United Way Bake Sale!

Thanks to Everyone Who Participated in the United Way Bake Sale!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the United Way bake sale. We make $93!

Special thanks to the bakers: Shannon Cary, Marie Concannon, Karen Eubanks, Gwen Gray, Deb Ward and Ying Hu.

Also thanks to Jacqueline Eiben for keeping up with the money.

The Mizzou United Way campaign ends today, so please give today at https://uwheartmo.org/give/#MIZZOUCAMPAIGN

home Staff news The United Way Bake Sale Starts Next Week!

The United Way Bake Sale Starts Next Week!

What are you going to do with your extra hour this weekend? How about baking something!

As promised, here are some more details about our United Way bake sale next week.
• The bake sale will be in the Admin office, but we will send out photos each day. If staff who are not in Ellis want to participate, just email me with your request. We will try to make deliveries.
• If you want to buy baked goods, it will help if you have change. So plan ahead!
• Bakers, please bring your items to the Admin office in the morning. Also, please price your items and have them bagged or wrapped. We will sell large items, like cakes and pies by the slice. We can sell small items in groups, like 2 or 3 smaller cookies.
• If you would like to sell a baked item that you will make later (like a whole pie or cake), let me know and we will make a certificate for it. Bakers should decide price of item.
• Can’t wait to see all the yummy treats!

To make it more fun and more like the Great British Bake Off, each day of the bake sale will have a theme!
• Monday: Cakes and Pies
• Tuesday: Cookies and Brownies
• Wednesday: Muffins and Scones
• Thursday: Free for All
• Friday: Savory Items, Non-Baked Items and Leftovers!

If you would like to give to United Way right now, go to https://unitedway.missouri.edu.

home Staff news Announcing the 2nd Great University Libraries Bake Off for United Way!

Announcing the 2nd Great University Libraries Bake Off for United Way!

To support United Way, we are going to have a bake off (really, it’s a bake sale) on Nov. 8-12. Please participate by bringing in your best baked goods or purchasing the yummy treats! We are going to have two new additions to this year’s bake off.

• Friday is for non-bakers. Maybe you pickle things or make dried fruit. Feel free to show off your talents by bringing in your goodies!
• We are also going to have a bake for later option. You can sell your famous pie, cake or other baked good (to be baked in the FUTURE). Staff will be able to buy bake sale items, each of which will be prepared at a later time agreed to by the baker (you!) and the buyer.

All the proceeds will support United Way’s fight against poverty in Boone County.

To make it more fun and more like the Great British Bake Off, each day of the bake sale will have a theme!
• Monday: Cakes and Pies
• Tuesday: Cookies and Brownies
• Wednesday: Muffins and Scones
• Thursday: Free for All
• Friday: Savory Treats or Other Non-baked Goods!

I will send out more details soon!

If you would like to give to United Way right now, go to https://unitedway.missouri.edu.

home Staff news #MizzouGives 2021

#MizzouGives 2021

Did you know more than 50% of children in Columbia Public Schools qualify for free or reduced lunch? This is one of the many reasons to support the University of Missouri’s United Way campaign. A lot of people in Columbia rely on the safety nets the United Way has developed and supported.

All contributions stay local as the Heart of Missouri United Way distributes the funds to local agencies and organizations. The local agency seeks to empower children, families, individuals and seniors in times of need. The local United Way does this by investing in 42 essential programs and services offered by 29 local partner agencies across these three key areas: health and basic needs, education and financial stability.

To support this year’s United Way Virtual Community Campaign, donate online.

home Staff news Help Us Build a Better Future

Help Us Build a Better Future

We’ve been through a lot in 2020. And we still face significant uncertainty in the coming months and years. But this moment is also an opportunity to build a better future. One that includes every person in our community.

As our country and community recovers from the pandemic, we will see greater need for years to come. Consider this:

  • 11 million Americans are unemployed (U.S. Department of Labor)
  • 7% of the population of Columbia lives in poverty (Boone Indicators Dashboard)
  • More than 1 in 10 don’t know where their next meal is coming from (Feeding America)
  • 5% of Boone County residents are food insecure (Feeding America)
  • 38% of Boone County residents experiencing food insecurity are above the income threshold for nutrition assistance programs (Feeding America)
  • At least 30 million people are at risk of eviction (Aspen Institute)
  • 1 in 7 students don’t graduate high school (National Center for Education Statistics)

Addressing these challenges will take every one of us. Every day Heart of Missouri United Way helps chip away at these problems. The progress we make is only possible because of donors like you. Please help us do more by giving today.

The future will be different than we once imagined. But it can also be better than we ever dreamed it could be.

Sincerely,

Andrew Grabau
Executive Director
Heart of Missouri United Way

P.S. Did you know that for most taxpayers, up to $300 of donations to charity are deductible in 2020? Please, give to Heart of Missouri United Way now.

Donate Here

home Staff news Still Time to Support United Way

Still Time to Support United Way

While the active period of the Mizzou Heart of United Way Campaign has come to an end, there is still time to join the campaign! So far we have raised nearly $300,000 and we still hope to hit our goal of $400,000 by the end of the year.

For those hoping to give through payroll deduction, those pledges can be made at unitedway.missouri.edu until Dec. 15.

Live United Day – November 21

Join the Columbia community at Level Up Entertainment (in the Columbia Mall) on November 21. From 5-9 p.m. 50% of ALL REVENUE at Level Up will benefit United Way. Great way to support the community while having a fun night with your family.

Every additional person that we mobilize, every extra dollar that is donated, helps address critical needs in our community.

If you haven’t already given, please consider making a pledge for long-term impact in our community. You can make an electronic pledge at unitedway.missouri.edu.

If you have any questions about Heart of Missouri United Way or making a gift, please contact me.

Thanks for your support and your commitment to the community.

 

home Staff news Thanks to Everyone Who Participated in the United Way Bake Sale!

Thanks to Everyone Who Participated in the United Way Bake Sale!

The Great Libraries Bake Off was a big sucess! We raised $99 and enjoyed lots of yummy baked goods! Thanks to everyone who participated. Special thanks to the following staff who provided the baked goods.

Rachel Brekhus
Shannon Cary
Gwen Gray
Erin Powell
Ann Campion Riley
Paula Roper
Sheila Voss

You can give directly to United Way at  https://unitedway.missouri.edu.

home Staff news Great University Libraries Bake Off!

Great University Libraries Bake Off!

As promised, here are some more details about our United Way bake sale next week. See the original post below.

  • The bake sale will be in the Admin office, but we will send out photos each day. If staff who are not in Ellis want to participate, just email me with your request. We will try to make deliveries.
  • If you want to buy baked goods, it will help if you have change. So plan ahead!
  • Bakers, please bring your items to the Admin office in the morning. Also, please price your items and have them bagged or wrapped. We will sell large items, like cakes and pies by the slice. We can sell small items in groups, like 2 or 3 smaller cookies.
  • Thanks to Gwen Gray and Sheila Voss who are helping out with the coordination of the bake sale.
  • Can’t wait to see all the yummy treats!

 

To support United Way, we are going to have a bake off (really, it’s a bake sale) on Nov. 4-8. Please participate by bringing in your best bake goods or purchasing the yummy treats! All the proceeds will support United Way’s fight against poverty in Boone County.

To make it more fun and more like the Great British Bake Off, each day of the bake sale will have a theme!

  • Monday: Cakes and Pies
  • Tuesday: Cookies and Brownies
  • Wednesday: Muffins and Scones
  • Thursday: Free for All
  • Friday: Leftovers!

I will send out more details soon!

If you would like to give to United Way right now, go to https://unitedway.missouri.edu.

home Staff news Announcing the Great University Libraries Bake Off for United Way!

Announcing the Great University Libraries Bake Off for United Way!

To support United Way, we are going to have a bake off (really, it’s a bake sale) on Nov. 4-8. Please participate by bringing in your best bake goods or purchasing the yummy treats! All the proceeds will support United Way’s fight against poverty in Boone County.

To make it more fun and more like the Great British Bake Off, each day of the bake sale will have a theme!

  • Monday: Cakes and Pies
  • Tuesday: Cookies and Brownies
  • Wednesday: Muffins and Scones
  • Thursday: Free for All
  • Friday: Leftovers!

I will send out more details soon!

If you would like to give to United Way right now, go to https://unitedway.missouri.edu.

home Staff news 2019 Mizzou United Way Campaign

2019 Mizzou United Way Campaign

How does United Way play role in meeting immediate needs while addressing systemic, generational poverty?

  • The underlying issues are the focus of United Way’s work.
    • Education – programs like early childhood education, literacy, tutoring.
    • Health – programs for mental & physical health, substance abuse, healthy lifestyles.
    • Financial stability – programs like job skills, financial literacy & budgeting.
    • Basic needs – programs like food banks & emergency shelters.
  • This year, Heart of Missouri United Way will:
    • Fund 47 grants to 34 different agencies.
      • Grants are DATA DRIVEN and outcomes are measured for every program.
      • Volunteers give more than 460 hours of time to the review and allocation cycle.
    • Invest more than $2 million in the local community through
      • financial support to non-profit agencies for specific programs.
      • coaching, mentoring, and supporting agencies in pursuit of excellence.
      • convening government, industry, education, and the non-profit sectors to identify address top community needs.
    • Despite this significant level of investment, we could only fund 60% of agency requested dollars in the 2019 Community Investment cycle.

If you would like to support United Way, go to the 2019 Mizzou United Way Campaign.