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Pitching In Never Felt So Good

Why We Do It

We roll up our sleeves and help others in Central Minnesota because it not only improves individual lives, it enriches the entire community. We do it because, quite simply, it's the right thing to do.

Local Change, Global Impact

34% of young people in Korea don't have access to quality healthcare. What does that have to do with Central Minnesota? Well, because every regional United Way organization rallies around a unified mission and shared resources. What does this mean? What we achieve in one corner of the world makes the whole planet a better place. Change doesn’t happen alone and it certainly doesn’t happen in isolation. And, while the United Way works worldwide, if you donate here in Central Minnesota, your money stays here. It impacts this community, always.

United Way of Central Minnesota has been dedicated to our community since The Beatles' "All You Need is Love" was on top of the charts — in 1967. While love certainly helps carry out our mission, it takes a little more than passion to make a measurable impact. We help neighbors get the education, healthcare, and financial resources they need in order to live the life they deserve.

As a worldwide organization, United Way has evolved to meet the needs of the times for more than 125 years. Across that entire span of time, the mission to connect people in need with key resources has never wavered.

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Impact, Measured in Numbers & Smiles

When the data comes in and we see how many lives we've changed, and to what degree, it makes us happy. Altruism works that way, which is a wonderful thing. Every financial decision the United Way of Central Minnesota makes is heavily considered, benchmarked, and analyzed to ensure we’re making the biggest impact we can in the places (and people!) that need it most.

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A young woman, escaping an abusive relationship, knows she is now safe at AnnaMarie’s.
Compassion

Help Bring Change to: Gloria

Gloria is 34. She could be your neighbor, a woman you run into at the grocery store, or someone living in your community. Like so many others who live in poverty, Gloria is fighting against many barriers to simply keep a roof over her family’s head and food on the table. Gloria is Central Minnesota. Gloria is who we’re fighting to bring change to.

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COVID-19 Resources: Learn more about how United Way is continuing to support the community during this difficult time.