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Thursday, September 13, 2012
  Enjoy a Free Event, Have Fun, and...   ***Developmental Screenings for Kids 0-5 Years*** (appointment recommended, see contact below) ***Information for families about their child's development***   See Location Calendar Below  Big Sky - Sept 27 Big Sky Ophir School, 12:30-4:00 Schedule Screening Contact:  LaDawn, 995-4281   Belgrade - Oct 1 Heck/Quaw Elementary Schedule Screening Contact:  Miranda Briggs, 924-2144   Ennis - Oct 3 Ennis School District, 8:30-4:00 Schedule Screening Contact:  Miranda, 682-4237   Bozeman - Oct 5 Hope Lutheran Church Schedule Screening Contact:  Amy Cory, 587-2194   Monforton SD, Anderson SD, Cottonwood SD...
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Ensuring every child has a book to read at home. First Interstate Bank partnered with Greater Gallatin United Way and kicked off the first annual One Book at a Time book drive at Music on Main July 26tth and collected at all local First Interstate Ba nk branches through through August.     A child's early years lay the groundwork for healthy development.  An important benchmark is a child's transition into kindergarten which encompasses physical well-being and motor development, social and emotional development, language development, and cognitive and general knowledge. Another significant benchmark is a child's ability to proficiently read...
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Now is the time to be an instrumental participant in supporting senior services in your community! Belgrade Senior Center is hosting for the first time an awesome FALL Shades of Autumn Soiree fundraiser complete with a cocktail hour, Wagyu beef dinner, live and silent auctions, and grandiose entertainment!  All proceeds from the event will help fund the senior center’s building expansion project.  We need to expand because we are growing!  We want to continue to provide a wide array of programs and services designed specifically for older adults aged 50 and over.  Join us at the River Rock Community Center (see map below) on Saturday,...
Friday, September 07, 2012
Launched in 1994, Blue Jean Friday unites the community in support of many worthwhile programs. Every month, employees across the Gallatin valley pay $2 on the first Friday of the month for the right to wear blue jeans to work. Money collected from participants is then given to the designated monthly recipient and Greater Gallatin United Way is the recipient this month! The Blue Jean Friday committee, which consists of representative from the sponsoring companies, reviews all sponsorship requests to determine whether the request would further the Blue Jean Friday mission: To assist Gallatin County organizations.
Thursday, September 06, 2012
How can your business benefit from an Employee Charitable Giving Campaign?  Click for printable brochure With Greater Gallatin United Way's focus on making advances in Education, Health, and Income, we can align with your core business interests. Also, when you support YOUR United Way, you connect your company to the causes that matter most to the community.  Consider that: 85% of Americans have a more positive image of a company or product when it supports a cause they believe in. * 91% of Americans believe that companies should tell them how they are supporting causes. ** 79% would switch from one comparable brand to another if the other...
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Join other businesses that…understand the strength of collective giving and offer their employees the benefit of giving through a workplace charitable campaign. Workplace charitable campaigns build upon an organization’s culture of  philanthropy and social responsibility.  Employees appreciate the convenience and value of giving through payroll deduction.  Companies that support their United Way, are credited with caring about their communities, and in turn, their employees and their families. Focused on human services, Greater Gallatin United Way is a local non-profit that strategically connects resources to improve the lives of  people who...
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Graduation Matters Gallatin had three representatives participating at the Graduation Matters Montana Summit in Helena in July.  Attendees included Megan Brenna, Greater Gallatin United Way kidsLINK; Marilyn King, Deputy Director of Bozeman School District; and Ken Gibson, Principal, Bozeman High School.    Focused on improving high school graduation rates, the summit highlighted best practices from communities small and large, around the state.  Graduation Matters Gallatin is a coalition of Bozeman, Belgrade, and Livingston school districts, MSU Department of Education, nonprofits, parents, Greater Gallatin United Way, and other key...
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Megan Brenna, kidsLINK Program Director, and Allison Barlow, Americorps VISTA, are spending August 7, 8 and 9 in Missoula at the 21st Century Community Learning Centers annual conference. They will be participating in sessions about the Common Core State Standards, connecting after school programs to their communities,  and incorporating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities in programs, just to name a few!  Information will be shared with all 24 Greater Gallatin United Way kidsLINK program coordinators at the September 29th meeting.  Thanks, ladies, for representing Greater Gallatin United Way kidsLINK at the state...
Friday, July 27, 2012
In July 2012 Thrive, a Gallatin County community organization that specializes in parent education and home visiting, hosted a Summer Institute designed to inform professionals who provide support to families about current research and resources about family empowerment and health information.  Sandra Smith who directs the Center of Health Literacy Promotion updated local home visitors and health care providers about research on health literacy and maternal depression and introduced empowerment dynamics, a strategy to help families progress toward their goals. Gail Kouame the Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator for the National Network...
Friday, July 27, 2012
The House Appropriations Committee recently released a draft of their funding bill that once again calls for dramatic cuts to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).  While it preserves funding for the three Senior Corps programs, the bill directs agency staff to shut down CNCS and eliminates funding for vital programs such as AmeriCorps, the Volunteer Generation Fund, VISTA, the National Civilian Community Corps, and the Social Innovation Fund. United Way is working with our partners at Service Nation to preserve the funding.  We’ve been here before and - with your help - we've fought back successfully, but it wasn’t...

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