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


Meeker County Schools Covid Bags

Just look at these happy servants; packing 150 bags to be sent with as students are sent home to quarantine (bag, masks, Frisbee, crayons, snacks, resources page for parents). Joint program with Meeker County Health and Human Service, food shelf, UCAP, Woodland Centers, United Way of West Central MN, and of course the kind and…
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Julie Anfinson – Director of Finance and Operations

Meet Julie Anfinson, the Director of Finance and Operations for the United Way of West Central Minnesota is dedicated to and is passionate about her role within the organization and the local community. The amount of work and time she gives to serving is inspirational, and she serves in ways far beyond her role with…
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GrowMobile 2021 Schedule

We’re looking forward to seeing many young faces in our community learning and sharing together. The 2021 schedule of locations and events are below. Feel free to download it and visit one or all locations. Tell your friends!  

Covid-19 Community Discussion

A community listening and discussion session about the COVID-19 Vaccine. Interpreters provided.  A limited number of COVID-19 Vaccinations will be available during the event.  Sunday, April 11, 2021  5:00pm  MidTown Plaza – Downtown  313 Litchfield Avenue Southwest, Willmar MN 56201  Download a shareable flyer.

Covid-19 Vaccine Availability

One way to get the most up-to-date vaccine availability information is directly from the Carris Health website. They have many resources available including online scheduling and FAQs. QUESTION: Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine? ANSWER: Carris Health is vaccinating eligible adults with COVID-19 vaccine as doses are available. For the latest information on who is…
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Kevin Dietrich – Executive Director

In March of 2020, Kevin Dietrich became the new Executive Director of the United Way of West Central Minnesota. Who is this guy, you may be asking, and why is he a good fit? In this article, we hope to help answer those questions and introduce you. Aside from being a fun person to speak…
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New Tax Advantages for Donors

There is a new financial incentive for Americans to give generously to qualifying charities, including United Way of West Central Minnesota. The new universal tax break for charitable donations was included in the final $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package signed into law and will go into effect starting with the 2020 tax year. The measure…
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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 to our youth leaders and volunteers who have given so much of their time and…
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We’re looking for Summer GrowMobile Interns

United Way of West Central Minnesota has several summer internship positions open with the United Way GrowMobile. Internships are non-exempt positions Monday- Friday and report to Success by Six Coordinator and Executive Director June 6th – August 24th, 2018  July 4 Off 30-40 hours per week $11 per hour along with mileage reimbursement Qualifications: High School Diploma…
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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 Ridgewater College right out of high school and moved back after finishing my Bachelor’s degree…
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