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Thursday, August 17, 2017
With all of the animosity, hatred, and pain in the world it is inevitable to feel the need for action. In times of struggle and adversity I think the easiest way to combat this feeling of oppression is to become "Do Good-ers" of the world. Former President William J. Clinton said "If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you...
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
We've all probably volunteered our time for some organization, school, or business at some point in our lives. But why? Because it's the "right" thing to do? What makes it the "right" thing? Maybe people have told us that we should volunteer because that is what people do. I still find it fair to ask BUT WHY? In my own searching for the "BUT WHY" I have come across these five reasons for saying...
Thursday, June 29, 2017
More than half of children in Oskaloosa are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. When school is out, those children are sometimes at-risk of not having access to healthy meals.   Summer Food Service Programs support at-risk youth and low-income families by providing regular, nutritious meals and snacks during the summer months. Since its inception, the Oskaloosa Summer Lunch program has...
Thursday, May 25, 2017
This summer, United Way of Mahaska County has a few new faces in the office. We’re excited to introduce our interns Jennifer, Caleb and Ashley, who will be helping coordinate programs like Oskaloosa Summer Lunch and Operation Backpack.  Hope you get a chance to meet them during their time with United Way. Caleb Gipple | Musco Summer Internship Program What are you hobbies? I enjoy running,...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Summer is just around the corner, and so is Oskaloosa Summer Lunch!  2017 marks the fourth summer of the program, and since its start in 2014 it has grown and changed a lot! Each year, coordinators work hard to ensure the program continues to be the best it can be, and hundreds of community volunteers are the boots on the ground that make it all possible.  This year, several new members have...

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