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Why I Give- Shane Hunt

November 22, 2021

After spending the past year serving on the United Way of Southeastern Idaho Board and seeing the positive impact they are making in people's lives, I am more excited than ever to support the United Way of Southeastern Idaho this year and the great work they are doing in our community.  I have been involved with the United Way as a volunteer, Board member, and donor for more than a decade and I have seen first hand how the United Way is helping people where I live.  By giving to the United Way, my donation supports a wide variety of programs throughout our region.  From programs and nutritional assistance for seniors and veterans to help and advocacy for abused and abandoned children to early childhood education programs that can change the trajectory of a young person's life, every dollar you give is going to make the life of someone in our community better.  One of my favorite UWSEI funded programs is the Backpack program.  I will never forget the day an elementary school principal who was a friend of mine mentioned in passing that her students were dreading the weekend.  I stopped and asked why and she said that while most of her students received free and reduced breakfast and lunch at school, on the weekend they did not have enough to eat.  I am so happy that part of my donation to the United Way makes it possible that every Friday, each participating child in our region receives a backpack with enough food for two breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners consisting of nutritious, child friendly food.  As a father and a proud member of the Idaho State University family, I encourage each of you to consider giving to the United Way of Southeastern Idaho campaign this year and helping to positively change the lives of those most in need throughout our community.

See the many ways you can donate below! Visit ISU United Way for more information. Thanks!

Ways to Donate:

  1. Payroll Deduction: To donate through payroll deduction please use this payroll donation link to electronically complete your form through DocuSign. You need to fill out your name and email, then click Begin Signing and then you will see the form to add in your donation. Upon completion, a copy will go to HR, Payroll, United Way and you (the donor). 
  2. Cash or Check: If you wish to donate by cash or check, please download and print the State Pledge Form. Please do not send cash/checks through campus mail. Deliver the form and your donation to:
    • Pocatello,  Human Resources department, Administration Building, Room 312
    • Idaho Falls, Karen Larsen in the Bennion Student Union
    • Meridian, Front Office                    
  3. ISU 2021 Calendar Sale: ISU Facilities is selling their famous ISU Calendars for $10 each.  For more information on the calendars, contact Kim Wright at 208-282-3570/wrigkimb@isu.edu. Pre-order before November 20 with this link.

*Because of corporate sponsorships, 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to the area programs the United Way supports. You can also designate your funds to any 501(C)3 organization under the Tax-Exempt Charitable Organization section of the form.

*If you wish to give to an ISU department, on your donation form under the Tax-Exempt Charitable Organization section, write ISU Foundation - then the specific department you wish to support. For example: ISU Foundation - ISU Meridian Scholarship Fund, ISU Veteran Student Services or ISU Benny's Pantry.

Questions or comments on the ISU United Way Campaign can be sent to training@isu.edu.

 

 


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