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

3rd Quarter 2013

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Kick-offKick-off of 2013 Campaign

United Way of Laramie County will kick-off the 2013 general campaign on September 17. The 61 Pacesetter companies have set the pace for the general campaign over the summer.


This year's kick-off is a true community event - the LIVE UNITED Expo is open to the public on Tuesday, September 17 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Holiday Inn. This is an opportunity for the community to see collectively the impact the United Way Program Partners have on our community. We want everyone to explore and learn about the programs, their results and volunteer opportunities. Several local area restaurants have donated gift certificates as prizes for those participating in the expo. More Expo information


United Way of Laramie County provides funding to more than 25 programs by our Program Partners who assist close to 30,000 Laramie County residents yearly.


Much of the money raised is through employer campaigns and corporate gifts. Individuals, however, remain key to the campaign's success. The campaign will continue through December 31.


Four local car dealers have also joined together to provide a chance to win a $15,000 car voucher to those who contribute at least $168 to the 2013 campaign. The winner is selected after the first of the year from 13 semi-finalists drawn throughout the campaign. This year's contributing dealerships are Cowboy Dodge Chrysler Jeep, Halladay Motors, Kia of Cheyenne and Spradley Barr Motors.

programsProgram Partners Featured

In celebration of our 65th year in Laramie County we will have an insert in the Sunday, September 15 edition of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. 

Each of our 2012/2013 Program Partners as well as new programs for the 2014/2015 funding cycle will be featured in an article. 

This is one more opportunity for you to explore your investment in the community. Use this as a reference for programs to explore in more detail at the LIVE UNITED Expo!

volunteeringGiving Through Volunteering 

volunteers There are many ways to open your heart to your community. One way is to lend your muscle! 


Early in 2013 we put out the call for volunteers to assist with the LIVE UNITED Expo. We were not disappointed! Some of our loyal volunteers as well as several new individuals stepped forward. Thank you to the close to 20 volunteers that have donated their time and energy to learn more about United Way and contribute to the expo!


The following article is from one our new volunteers, Becky Breining:

beckyCome See for Yourself: United Way Invites You to a Learning Expo

by Becky Breining

Several years ago I went to work for Electronic Data Systems (EDS), the company founded by Ross Perot. Shortly before I got there, a well-known consulting firm had just completed an audit of operations to improve the company's performance. As a result of this high-priced study, EDS had posted bronze plaques in high traffic areas inscribed with three guiding principles, which employees were encouraged to adopt. Number one on the list was this: "Help one another."


'Uh-oh', I said to myself. 'This company is in real trouble if people need to be reminded of that!'


Cities, towns and communities like Cheyenne can learn a lot from this scenario.It should go without saying that helping each other is a necessity for any successful entity. Those that adhere to it prosper; those who fail to suffer.


Sadly, the "help each other" admonition came to late for Perot's company. EDS continued to falter and was gobbled up by Hewlett-Packard. It no longer exists. Chalk it up to a hard lesson learned for corporate America.


Still, people everywhere can learn from the EDS experience. In Laramie County, United Way helps approximately one out of every three people. On Tuesday, September 17, you will have the opportunity to see up-close and in-person how this assistance benefits our fellow citizens. The LIVE UNITED Expo at the Holiday Inn from 9 am - 1 pm will give people the chance to meet one-on-one with representatives from the agencies that feed, house, clothe, educate, protect, and improve the quality of life for hundreds of families and thousands of individuals who live here. 


This is a first-time event. More than 25 agencies will be on hand, and they want to meet you.

topIn this issue:

Kick-off of 2013 Campaign


Featured Program Partners:


2012 Report to Community


Community Calendar


Volunteer Opportunities




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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Corporate Sponsors fund our campaign advertising and miscellaneous campaign expenses. Sponsors also ensure that NONE OF THE FUNDS raised during the campaign will be used for any of our events.



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