News and Notes

United Way Board Member Spotlight – Kelly O’Farrell

Tell us a little about you and your family: I am married to Bradley with 3 children – Ella, Colin and Crosby and two dogs.. Where do you work and what is your role? I work at Conway, Deuth & … Continue reading

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United Way Board Member Spotlight – Tom Zens

Tell us a little about you and your family: My family and I live in Litchfield. Gina and I have been married for 19+ years and we have two daughters Delaney (14) and Addyson (9). Where do you work and … Continue reading

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Looking for a fun summer internship?

United Way of West Central Minnesota is looking for summer interns to help with the United Way GrowMobile. United Way GrowMobile Intern Positions Available: Internships are non-exempt positions and report to Success by 6 Coordinator June 6th – August 25th, 2017. … Continue reading

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Success Stories – RCW School Readiness

Our program’s goal is to educate each 4-5 year olds within  the school district before they enter kindergarten.  Each year, we provide scholarships for families that cannot afford the monthly tuition.  We have provided a scholarship for a family that … Continue reading

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United Way Board Member Spotlight – Barbara Marks

Tell us a little about you and your family: My husband, Brian, and I live on the family farm just north of Olivia. We have two sons, Samuel and Maxwell, who are kind, active and intelligent teenagers at BOLD schools. … Continue reading

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United Way Volunteerism Scholarship

United Way of West Central Minnesota believes that through hard work and determination, all of its young people have the potential to attain their long-term educational goals. Providing scholarship opportunities is one of the best ways we can give back … Continue reading

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United Way Board Member Spotlight – Lynn Stier

Tell us a little about you and your family: I grew up in Okabena, MN (population 250) and my folks still reside there 7 months out of the year.  I am the baby of 5 children and loved growing up … Continue reading

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2017-2018 Community Impact Grant Cycle is Open!

The United Way of West Central Minnesota is beginning the Community Impact Grant process for the 2017-2018 funding cycle.  Community Impact grants are how we invest local dollars in our communities to address specific community centered issues. Funding decisions are … Continue reading

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United Way Board Member Spotlight – Kristie Haefner

Tell us a little about you and your family: I grew up in Wadena, MN where my parents still reside. I have two older brothers, one in Duluth, MN and one in Nashville, TN. I moved to Willmar to attend … Continue reading

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Have you met Freddy?

Have you met Freddy?  If you haven’t, you really should, he’s a bundle of energy, excitement and imagination.  We had the chance to connect with Freddy and his family a few weeks ago and we were inspired by the time … Continue reading

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Stuff the Bus collects over 12,000 supplies for area schools

The United Way of West Central Minnesota has wrapped up its annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive.  Final totals are in; 12,075 individual items were collected with value of $14,309 with additional monetary donations of more than $2,000.  School … Continue reading

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United Way announces Emergency Food & Shelter Funds available

Kandiyohi County has been chosen to receive $4,437 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The Local Board, chaired by the United Way of West Central Minnesota, will determine how funds will be distributed to local emergency … Continue reading

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Summer GrowMobile Internship Available

United Way of West Central Minnesota is looking for a summer intern to help with the United Way GrowMobile. United Way GrowMobile Intern Positions Available: Internships are non-exempt positions and report to Success by 6 Coordinator June 7th – August 24th, … Continue reading

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24 Hours for United Way of West Central Minnesota

I know it seems like just another Monday, but it isn’t – it is a very special Monday. A bonus Monday!  That’s right, as you clock in at the store, start your shift or check in at the office, it’s … Continue reading

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2016-2017 Grant Cycle is Open!

The United Way of West Central Minnesota is beginning the Agency Review Process for the 2016-2017 funding cycle.  Community Impact grants are how we invest local dollars in our communities to address specific community centered issues. Funding decisions are made … Continue reading

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Litchfield Area Empower’s “Race for the Future”

Bring the whole family – proceeds benefit kindergarten readiness in Litchfield. It’s a great time with your family and friends! Strollers and groups are welcome.  The race runs around Lake Ripley.  Runners will receive a complimentary t-shirt* and a Complimentary … Continue reading

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10 years with Imagination Library

10 years with Imagination Library United Way of West central Minnesota is excited to be celebrating 10 year partnership with Imagination Library. We want to ensure children have positive developmental opportunities so that they can start school ready to succeed. … Continue reading

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Executive Director Search

The United Way of West Central Minnesota, located in Willmar Minnesota is currently searching for a full time Executive Director. Qualified candidates will possess strong leadership skills, management experience, have extensive knowledge in non-profit business, fundraising efforts, be highly motivated … Continue reading

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Tools and Tips for Reading with Children

Want to know how to engage kids in hands-on activities and exercises that they will enjoy?  Then check out United Way’s Tools and Tips for Reading with Children.  This 32-page booklet is a great resource to learn more about hands-on activities … Continue reading

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Giving Tuesday

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.   On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come … Continue reading

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