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Our Mission:  No One In Need   
Our Vision:    A Better Laramie County 

2nd Quarter 2012

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ashbyWhy United Way?
By Brittany & Matt Ashby
The Ashbys

Recently, Matt and I were asked to write a story about why we are involved with United Way of Laramie County. As members of the United Way family we donate, Matt serves on the board, I serve as a Pacesetter volunteer, and both of us have coordinated United Way campaigns in our offices. The short answer for why we are involved with United Way is that it is a good way for us to give back to our community through people and processes we trust. The long answer, however, is a little more detailed.

Matt and I were both raised in strong middle-class families that believed in giving back to the community: Matt's through his church and mine through the very small rural community in which I was raised. Volunteering and giving of resources was never really an option for either of us, it was just something we were expected to do. It was important to our families that we contribute to our community and find ways to help those who need it.  Read More

ehsSupporting Youth: East High Media Students

For the second year, United Way of Laramie County has partnered with Cheyenne East High School seniors from the Media Productions program to produce one-minute informational videos. The videos (available in the next few weeks) will be used during the 2012 United Way campaign to increase community awareness of program partners and their programs.


We are pleased to be able to offer these students an experience where they can demonstrate their skills, advance their knowledge, and in turn give back to their community. 


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2012 Photos

wellnessCheyenne Health & Wellness

CHWC LogoCheyenne Health and Wellness Center's (CHWC) commitment to Laramie County is to provide quality medical home to individuals and families, with integrity and respect, in a caring, professional environment. CHWC provides access to health care, preventative and acute dental care, and manages the Laramie County Centralized Pharmacy.


Located at 2508 East Fox Farm Road, CRWC provides a sliding fee scale structure to keep the cost of these services affordable for anyone requiring medical or dental services.


With Federal, local and United Way support, CHWC was able to provide 3,278 patient visits, fill over 16,000 prescriptions, and provide 746 patients with dental care in 2011. For the complete report visit the Program Partners pages at UnitedWayofLaramieCounty.org.


Hours of operation are Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am-7:00 pm and Friday, 8:00 am-5:00pm. For more information about Cheyenne Health and Wellness Center and its programs visit their Facebook page or contact them at 307.635.3618.

Partner1Needs, Inc.

by Sara Janes

Needs, Inc.  

A few days ago I woke up and prepared my family for the day. We got dressed and met in the kitchen for our usual routine. We opened our pantry, took out our favorite boxes of cereal, ate a full bowl or two, and went on our way to daycare and work. That evening as we regrouped, we ate a nice dinner together and went to sleep with full stomachs.


As far as our dietary lifestyle, I can't imagine anything different. But for the clients of Needs, Inc., a full stomach to start and end the day is not always a reality.


If an individual or family can show Laramie County residency and meets the income requirements each month, they can receive a box of food that will provide them three meals a day for seven days.  Read More 

topIn this issue:

Why United Way?


Supporting Youth: East High Media Students


Featured Program Partners:



2011 Annual Report to Community


Pacesetter Companies 


Community Calendar




You can LIVE UNITED by helping us spread the word. Imagine how many people we could reach if everyone forwards this to five people.


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Do you have a passion for United Way? We are seeking volunteers who would like to help during our  2012 Campaign. 


This is a great opportunity for you to play a vital role in making a difference in our community. To volunteer, contact Chris Allen at 638-8904 ext. 13 or email.


We are also looking for guest columnists for our next newsletter. Call Sara at 638-8904 ext. 14 or email your idea.

pacesetterPacesetter Companies

Pacesetters understand and support the United Way mission. These companies conduct employee campaigns and make corporate donations prior to the general campaign in order to "set the pace" for the rest of Laramie County.


The 2012 Pacesetter Campaign will run from the middle of June through August. 


It's not too late for YOUR COMPANY to become a 2012 Pacesetter! For more information contact Campaign Manager Chris Allen, or 638-8904 ext. 13.

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