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Thanks to United Way Helping Hands Day Volunteers

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YWCA of Sweetwater County provides services that are specifically targeted to meet the needs of our community with hopes to better people’s lives. These services include early childcare, preschool, advocate services for all forms of violence, violence prevention education, and free financial education classes.

J.R. Simplot Company gathered a group of approximately 20 volunteers and came to the YWCA to paint all five childcare classrooms. Three of the five rooms had not been painted in the last 10 years! Simplot employees and volunteers dedicated a Friday evening and most of the day Saturday to make sure the rooms were prepped and painted. All paint and supplies were bought and donated by Simplot. “We don’t have the funds to complete large projects like this so we truly appreciate Simplot giving their time and covering all the expenses to make this project happen.” – Melinda Baas, Executive Director.  Large projects often get put on the back burner in many nonprofit organizations because funds are most often dedicated toward services to the community as their top priority.

“We are so thankful of all volunteers who dedicated themselves to complete improvement projects for us. We are also very appreciative of United Way for organizing this event each year.”- Kayla Mannikko, Development Director. United Way of Southwest Wyoming works hard throughout the year to help connect volunteers and local agencies together to make a stronger community.