311 4th St SW, PO Box 895, Willmar, Minnesota 56201
(320) 235-1050


Summer Parade Schedule

Join in the community fun this summer as we participate in many of the local parades. Feel free to download the schedule and add it to your refrigerator door! Download Schedule Atwater Festival Days 6/18/22 Atwater Willmar Fests Block Party 6/23/22 Willmar Willmar  Fests Parade 6/25/22 Willmar Litchfield Watercade Parade 7/9/22 Litchfield Rockin Robbins 7/12/22…
Read more

2022 GrowMobile Schedule Out Now

What is the GrowMobile? The GrowMobile is a program of United Way of West Central Minnesota that provides a mobile preschool experience to at-risk children. The GrowMobile hosts a preschool experience at multiple stops a day during the week throughout the summer. The GrowMobile is a community initiative and allows interns to work with volunteers,…
Read more

Christina Boike – Board President

Christina Boike is the current board president for the United Way of West Central Minnesota and joined our team after seeking out opportunities to give back to our local communities. An accountant with Christianson, PLLP for nearly 13 years, she is part of a family tradition of working in the field of accounting. All three…
Read more

Andrew Bregar – Board Member

Andrew Bregar is the most recent member to join the United Way of West Central Minnesota board, and he is excited to utilize his skills and experience to make a difference both on the board and within the West Central Minnesota area. After moving to Willmar in 2019, Andrew had sought out opportunities to give…
Read more

Yuri Haglund – Board Member

Yuri Haglund of Spicer, MN joined the United Way of West Central Minnesota’s Board of Directors in September of 2020, during the early phases of the COVID pandemic. A manager for Velcro® Brand fasteners, her sense of dedication to her community is strong. She was seeking an opportunity to serve in meaningful ways right here…
Read more

Andrea Nelson – Special Events Coordinator

The United Way of West Central Minnesota recently conducted a search for the position of events coordinator on our staff. Fortunately, Andrea Nelson answered that call, and has been an invaluable addition since coming on board in August of 2021. The events coordinator is tasked with overseeing all our incredible United Way events such as…
Read more

Javier Valenzuela – Board Member

Since making Willmar his home 18 years ago, member-at-large Javier Valenzuela has been a valued and community-focused contributor of service to our communities. A banker with Bremer Bank in Willmar, MN since 2003, Javier has served West Central Minnesota in many ways. With a passion for spreading the word about United Way’s programs and services,…
Read more

Kristie Haefner – Board Member

Kristie Haefner calls herself the eternal board member of the United Way of West Central Minnesota, and for good reason. Serving with the board in some capacity since 2014, Kristie feels that service to her community is part of who she is, and her passion for the programs and support provided by the United Way…
Read more

Hannah Douglass – Vice President

As the new board Vice President of the United Way of West Central Minnesota, Hannah Douglass continues the commitment to our organization that began when she first joined the board as a member at large in June 2019. And though she may be new to her role, she is certainly not new to the United…
Read more

Overdose Awareness Day

Did you know Governor Tim Walz proclaimed August 31st to be Overdose Awareness Day? Mayor Marv Calvin of Willmar, MN, and Jon Hawkinson of Oliva, MN, have also issued proclamations in their respective cities. The proclamations bring awareness to the dangers and risks of drug use, support the loved ones of those lost to overdose,…
Read more