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Where They Are Now: Tyrin

If you’re a longtime United Way giver, you may remember Tyrin. Tryin Rencher was one of United Way’s video stars from 2007. Now, five years into his teaching, we had the chance to catch up with the 36-year-old to get a glimpse into his day-to-day life, passion for teaching and future plans.Continue Reading

Karrie’s Story

Karrie, born with Down syndrome, faced challenges in forming relationships and performing activities many take for granted every day. Her mother, Sue, brought her to YMCA of Southwest Illinois, a United Way supported agency, 11 years ago when they first moved to Collinsville. That seemingly simple decision was one that changed everything for Karrie.Continue Reading