Wednesday, July 9, 2008

"Running Start for School" in need of volunteers

United Way of Olmsted County is currently seeking Drive and/or Drop Site Partners and volunteers for this year's "Running Start for School" initiative. "Running Start for School" provides free school supplies for K-12 Olmsted County students who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program.

Your support could greatly benefit the overall outcome this year. They still need more than 400 volunteer time slots filled and more than 75 more community businesses or groups to be Partners. Any help or support you can offer would be deeply appreciated by the United Way.

To join the effort by being a Partner, please complete the Drive/Drop Site Partnership Agreement form at:

To join the effort by being a volunteer, please go to:

To register for free school supplies, you can call 507-287-1958 through Aug. 8.

Some pressing volunteer needs include:
• Call back, registration assistance (Spanish and Somali speakers urgently needed)- July 21 – August 8
• Longfellow Distribution - July 14 and 29
• Fill the Truck event - August 1 and 2
• Main Distribution - August 20 and 21

Look for more information located on the United Way of Olmsted County's Web site at

For more information, call 507-287-1958 or email

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