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Monday, July 23, 2012
First Interstate Bank & Greater Gallatin United Way One Book at a Time Kick Off Music on Main on July 26th   At the same time when most of us are busy preparing for back-to-school, filling our children’s backpacks and marshaling the assorted tools for success, First Interstate Bank partnered with Greater Gallatin United Way are also focusing on our children’s success.  To ensure all families with young children have a book to read at home, First Interstate Bank, sponsors of Music on Main July 26th, are kicking off the One Book at a Time book drive.    First Interstate Bank understands the importance of reading.  A child’s early years...
Monday, July 16, 2012
Recently Greater Gallatin United Way was recognized by United Way Worldwide for fulfilling all the requirements of excellence.  Greater Gallatin United Way is 1 of over 1200 United Ways nationwide that met or exceeded the following requirements:  Tax-Exempt Status — must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code Governance — must be governed by active, responsible, and voluntary governing boards to ensure effective governance over the policies and financial resources of the organization. Ethics — must follow locally adopted codes of ethics for volunteers and staff that include provisions for ethical management, publicity,...
Friday, July 06, 2012
Columnist had it right, students should follow their passions by Julie Verzuh, Bozeman Posted: Monday, July 2, 2012 10:16 am | Updated: 12:57 pm, Mon Jul 2, 2012.Bozeman Daily Chronicle I absolutely agree with Tom Stonecipher in the June 15 issue of the Chronicle: “Montana should support all fields of study.” Everyone is pushing math and science so we can compete with other countries in the economy. Or is it so we can build better rockets and world trade centers?A college student in his first year should take at least one or two courses in areas in which he/she is interested. Also, humanities courses should be required (and funded) because...
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Dan Gustafson, I have been meaning to touch base with you about some nice feedback we are getting related to Lee & Dads during our community health assessment in Belgrade.  The Health Department has been conducting a series of community meetings at two sites in Belgrade: the library and Ridgeview School. The intent of these meetings is to identify strengths and assets in the community and to help direct energy into projects identified by Belgrade residents as important to the health of the community.  We are conducting these meetings in seven communities in Gallatin County. Anyhow, Lee & Dad’s was singled out in the portion of the...
Thursday, June 28, 2012
During the school year, many children receive free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch through the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs.  The Summer Food Service Program is designed to fill the nutrition gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need. Locations?  Visit Gallatin Valley Foodbank's website or find a listing below. ANY child under the age of 18 can join us for free lunches at these locations: BEALL PARK - Bozeman415 North Bozeman (Corner of Bozeman and Villard)Lunch is served in the park Monday through Fridaybetween 12 noon – 1:00 pmJune 11 –August 24, excluding July 4thTHE SOB BARN ON MSU...
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Giving USA 2012 Released, Donations Up SlightlyTotal philanthropic giving in 2011 was $298.42 billion, up from a revised estimate of $286.91 billion for 2010. That’s the finding presented in Giving USA 2012, the report just released by The Giving USA Foundation and its research partner, the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy. While the uptick of 4.0 percent in giving in current dollars is positive news, it represents an increase of just 0.9 percent in inflation-adjusted dollars. At this rate of growth, it will take more than a decade for giving to return to its pre-recession 2007 level, according to Patrick M. Rooney, Ph.D., Executive...
Monday, June 25, 2012
Do you or someone you know need help with prescriptiond drug costs?  Greater Gallatin United Way through FamilyWize Community Service Partnership reusable prescription drug discount cards.  All you have to do is text the word "family" to 700700 to have a free FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card sent to your phone. After receiving the card, just show the text to the pharmacist and get a discount on your medicine.  Pharmacies include:  The FamilyWize Community Service Partnership was established in the fall of 2005 to help people get the medicine they need. Today, more than 1,000 participating United Ways and America's Promise Alliance...
Friday, June 22, 2012
Some of our favorite United Way videos... Watch, listen and enjoy!
Thursday, June 21, 2012
There are 32 teams in the NFL. There are 53 players on each NFL team. That’s 1,696 players who have chosen football as their career and their passion.There are 1.2 million students that drop out of high school every year. That’s about 7,000 students a day — 7,000 kids and young adults that decide their education isn’t worth it. 7,000 kids and young adults that put passions and careers aside.So what if 32 driven and passionate players pledged to find 3,000 volunteers who are willing to make a dent in the 1.2 million students figure?That’s exactly what is happening, and for the first time in the nearly 40-year partnership between the NFL and...
Monday, June 18, 2012
In 1887, a Denver woman, a priest, two ministers and a rabbi recognized the need for cooperative action to address their city’s welfare problems. Frances Wisebart Jacobs, the Rev. Myron W. Reed, Msgr. William J.O’Ryan, Dean H. Martyn Hart and Rabbi William S. Friedman put their heads together to plan the first united campaign for ten health and welfare agencies. They created an organization to serve as an agent to collect funds for local charities, as well as to coordinate relief services, counsel and refer clients to cooperating agencies, and make emergency assistance grants in cases which could not be referred.  That year, Denver raised $...

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