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May 2023

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Wyman Center: A Safety Net for Youth

Longtime United Way partner agency, Wyman Center, is celebrating 125 years of providing our region’s youth with the tools they need to navigate life’s complexities. We spoke to Wyman’s CEO, Claire Wyneken, and a local student about its powerful impact throughout the years.

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Your Best Self Through Mental Health

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we checked in with a local mental health professional at United Way partner agency, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) St. Louis, to discuss some important topics around mental health today.

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Pace Setters

Members of Leadership Giving and de Tocqueville Societies and nonprofit agency partners came together for a Derby-themed celebration and helped set the pace for our upcoming fall campaign with a total of $130,810 in early pledges! These leaders in giving are crucial in allowing us to help over 1 million local people each year! Check out this recap video 🎥 from our Run for the Roses event.

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A Second Chance

At a young age, negative influences surrounding Maurice started to take control of his life and led to his imprisonment. After his time served, he was a determined and changed man but faced the harsh reality of society seeing him otherwise. That’s where partner agency, Mission: St. Louis stepped in.

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Power of the Purse

Our 7th annual Power of the Purse event raised $16,500 to benefit United Way-funded agencies! Hosted by our Illinois Division, the event consisted of delicious treats, a purse auction, and a showcase of handbags. Thank you for helping our neighbors! See photos from the event here. 

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Gateway Grizzlies Tickets

Head out to the ballpark for an exclusive United Way theme night on July 16 to cheer on the Grizzlies! Each $25 ticket includes a hot dog, chips and a drink. $5 from each ticket sold will be donated back to United Way. Click on the link below and select the July 16 game to receive the promo! 

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Spring Volunteer Opportunities

Spring is the perfect time to get out and give back! This month, our Volunteer Center is featuring six volunteer projects sure to brighten your day!

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