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Photo Contest: This is How I Live United


How do you LIVE UNITED?

Reading to kids? Volunteering at a food pantry? Helping your elderly neighbor unpack her groceries? Mentoring a friend about how to balance his checkbook? Being a healthy role model? Tutoring kids after school? Being generous with your time and money? Helping people in a crisis? Taking a meal to a friend during times of need?


Take a picture featuring you… your family… your friends… your coworkers… your group… showing the LIVE UNITED spirit while wearing your LIVE UNITED t-shirt.

Don’t have your LIVE UNITED shirt yet? Simply contact United Way of Olmsted County at (507) 287-2000 to get your free shirt.

Send your photo to us through this online entry form by February 29th, 2020 and it may win a prize, be featured in the “Live United Community” Gallery, and be chosen for use by United Way of Olmsted County in our campaign materials and other publications!


    Contest Categories

    A successful entry will capture community members wearing a “Live United” t-shirt and participating in activities relating to one or more of our three focus areas:

    • EDUCATION Helping children and youth achieve their full potential
      • Improving access to quality, affordable childcare and early learning opportunities
      • Partnering with schools and parents to improve graduation rates
      • Providing after-school and mentoring programs for at-risk youth
    • HEALTH Improving people’s physical and mental health
      • Reducing substance abuse, child abuse and domestic violence
      • Providing access to nutritional food
      • Increasing access to critical mental and physical healthcare services and preventative care
      • Providing skilled, quality care for senior citizens or individuals with developmental disabilities
      • Providing disaster relief and/or emergency preparedness services
    • FINANCIAL STABILITY Helping families become financially stable and independent
      • Supporting basic needs while increasing financial education
      • Helping hardworking people obtain job training and family-sustaining wages
      • Connecting people to the resources they need
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