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Give to the Max Day 2022

Raise your hand for United Way of Central Minnesota at Give to the Max Day 2022, taking place on Thursday, Nov 17th.


4 Stories of ALICE

ALICE represents those above the Federal Poverty Level who are one event away from being pushed over the edge. Read their stories.


SAFETY NET PROGRAMS: PROVIDING BASIC NEEDS FOR CENTRAL MINNESOTA

Learn why United Way of Central Minnesota partners with nonprofits and safety net programs to provide basic needs for those in the community.


Day(s) of Caring 2022

Register for United Way Day(s) of Caring Event, the largest group volunteer effort in Central Minnesota.


5 FAQs About 988: The Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Here are 5 questions and answers about a new nationwide mental health hotline, 988, the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline


United Way of Central Minnesota Announces Retirement of Larry Olness

United Way of Central Minnesota today announced that Larry Olness will retire from his position as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 29, 2022.


United Way of Central Minnesota Announces Investment Decisions

United Way of Central Minnesota (UWCM) will invest $1.8 million into three focus areas and one that generally addresses local needs: $550,000 for education, $400,000 for health initiatives and $240,000 to financial stability.


See the Llamas and Read About Them Too

United Way helped coordinate Llama Llama Read-A-Rama which featured engaging activities that support speaking, listening, reading and writing.


Support Struggling Students This Summer

Learning gaps affect the entire community. Equip Youth for Success.


To LIVE UNITED Means Securing Trust

Our investment teams make life-changing decisions with our community's dollars. We take this responsibility seriously and stress transparency and accountability.


May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Every May we strive to raise awareness of the mental health epidemic and provide support to those who need our help.


Everything You Should Know About the Imagination Library

United Way of Central Minnesota has partnered with the Imagination Library to reduce barriers to parents struggling with childcare needs.


How Can Small Businesses in Minnesota Help?

In partnership with United Way of Central Minnesota, small businesses are addressing one of the leading causes of homelessness for local families.


Why Call 211?

Did you know 2-1-1 connects callers to helpful community information and referral services that can provide anything from legal support to medical care?


How Has Life Changed for Alice a Year Later?

When March of 2020 hit, so did the flood of phone calls, emails, and visits to our United Way of Central Minnesota location, and the same is true today.


Why Company Volunteerism Matters and How to Get Started

The more an employer encourages employees to participate in volunteer opportunities, the more their workplace atmosphere benefits everyone. Get started...


Spreading a Safety Net for Those in Need This Winter

Eviction during the winter? It happened to one young mother. Here is her story. 


Winter Homelessness Brings New Challenges For Many in Central MN

Learn what steps you can take to dramatically impact the lives of those experiencing homelessness in our communities.


Back To School ‘Phoenix’ Style— Thriving Through the Ashes

This year's back-to-school routine threatens parents and students with unexpected outcomes as many families are feeling mixed emotions. Here are some ways you can support your child.


Rise Up: It's Your Turn (to create community impact)

The Rise Up Challenge: a unique opportunity, offered by the United Way, that allows individuals to join forces, take action and solve community challenges.


The Win-Win Gift of Volunteering in Central Minnesota

Volunteering allows you to better your community while improving your own health and well-being. Take a closer look at the rewards of volunteering.


Everyday Power in Education

Education is a core pillar of UWCM. Communities cannot rely on educational institutions alone to provide the necessary resources and support for all.


Lead With Us

Young Leaders United members are civic-minded rising stars, making a palpable, enduring impact in Central Minnesota, enjoy member-only perks and socials, and having fun!


Breaking Barriers for Mental Health Awareness

It’s crucial to understand the problems and gaps around mental health care. UWCM is working to break barriers, and build resources for mental health care.


Have you met ALICE?

ALICE, is a new way of defining and understanding the struggles of households that earn above the Federal Poverty Level, but not enough to afford a bare-bones household budget.


Financial Instability & its Effect on Community

The collective impact of working together can be profound. Here is how you can help United Way of Central Minnesota support for those who need it most.


How the CARES Act Supports your donation

Thanks to the CARES Act your donation may qualify you for tax deductions. Learn how from one of our volunteers.


The Perfect Year-End Gift

One of the most tax-effective ways to make a charitable gift to your favorite organizations during your lifetime is to use appreciated stock.


Giving Back while planning for your future

Learn about two Retirement Accounts that minimize tax consequences while allowing IRA owners to benefit charities during their lifetimes and at death.


Women's Equality Day - A Letter to our Future

Today is Women's Equality Day and we are celebrating by encouraging the youngest Hand Raisers in our lives to create greatness.


National Nonprofit Day

August 17th is National Nonprofit Day and our team is very passionate about giving back!


Five Benefits of Teen Volunteering

Volunteering can have lifelong benefits for your Teenager


Back to School? 4 Ways to help your child prepare

With so much uncertainty this year, there is a need to be mindful and supportive of how we best prepare our children for ‘back to school’ this year


211: A Lifeline for Our Community

With one toll-free call, text or online request to 211, anyone in need can get free and confidential connections to services they need.


15 Games to Play at Home with Kids, Ages 3-5

United Way of Central Minnesota supports local parents by providing tips, tools & resources to help all kids have a strong start. Check out these 15 ideas.


The Power of Community

We can be United even while we’re apart. Here’s how.


UNITED our Students will Succeed, Thanks to our Community

United Way of Central Minnesota thanks all those who are helping our students succeed during COVID-19


Central Minnesota has a childcare crisis

United Way of Central Minnesota tackles some of the childcare issues in Central Minnesota during COVID-19


COVID-19 Stimulus: What you should do when your check arrives

Not sure what to do when your Economic Impact Payment arrives? UWCM reached out to local financial planners for advice.


United We Change the Conversation About Mental Health

You can help United Way of Central Minnesota change the conversation around mental health in our communities.


#StayHomeMn is hard, especially without a home

United Way of Central Minnesota helps the homeless during COVID-19.


COVID-19 Volunteer & Donation Needs

Raise your hand to help in Central Minnesota during COVID-19. We are looking for donations and volunteers for emergency needs.


United Way Contributes $25,000 to COVID-19 Relief Fund

United Way of Central Minnesota has launched the COVID-19 Relief Fund and contributed $25,000.


COVID-19 Update

As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, we have the safety of our staff, community partners, and the general public as our top priority.