United Way of Hastings Allocates Funds to Local School Programs
(HASTINGS, MN) The United Way of Hastings (UWH) presented an allocation of $12,200 at the April 25 School Board meeting in support of programs associated with Hastings Independent School District (ISD) #200.
Each spring, a group of individuals from the community join the UWH Community Investment Committee and review applications for funding from several local agencies. This process includes interviews with selected agencies. Based on the funds raised in the previous year by the UWH and direction from the UWH Board of Directors, the committee allocates funds to organizations and programs that fall within the agency funding guidelines established by the UWH.
Agencies associated with ISD#200 that received funding this year include.
In addition to these programs, several programs funded by the United Way of Hastings have a direct impact on schools or are school partnerships such as the Partners for Success program administered by 360 Communities. The United Way of Hastings has provided $15,000 to 360 Communities for the Partners for Success Program in our Elementary and Middle Schools.
The United Way of Hastings also invests over $20,000 annually in early literacy programs including “Dolly Partons Imagination Library,” “Books on Wheels,” and others. These are programs that nurture the love of reading in children and foster parent reading time with young children.
Other programs such as the “Battle of the Books” (a summer reading program at Pleasant Hill Library) and “HASTINGS READS” are a few examples of United Way of Hastings funded programs in partnership with many organizations and volunteers in the community. These are examples of work that provide rich literacy opportunities to children and families supporting what is done in our schools. When we can partner with the schools, local business, the faith community, government and volunteers, we have collective impact.
“The United Way of Hastings has funded several programs associated with ISD#200 over the years,” said Tara Donohue Weiss, Executive Director. “We are pleased to continue this partnership and fund programs that provide necessary support to children, adolescents, and senior citizens.”
The UWH is an independent United Way that has worked for more than 45 years serving Hastings and the surrounding rural communities within School District 200. Its mission is to build partnerships to improve the lives of people in our community. Donations are accepted year-round. For more information about the UWH and the agencies it funds, visit www.unitedwayofhastings.org.
119 2nd St W, PO Box 353, Hastings, MN 55033
|United Way of Hastings - PO Box 353 - Hastings, MN 55033-0353