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Be a Great Summer Volunteer: 5 Tips for First-Timers

By Jason Bethke What are you doing this summer? If it’s your first year as a summer volunteer, you may have a lot to learn. A good volunteer can make a real difference in the community. To do a good job and make a great impression, follow these tips. Always Arrive On Time (or Early) When…
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Willmar Community Service Day

Willmar Area Faith@Work and the United Way of West Central Minnesota will be hosting a Willmar Community Service Day on Saturday, May 3rd beginning with a Worship Service at 8:30 a.m. at First Covenant Church at 801 Willmar Ave. S.W..  Following the worship service we hope to have teams of volunteers to send out to…
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Summer Internships Available

2014 Summer Internship Positions for United Way of West Central Minnesota Two Growmobile Intern Positions Available: Internships are non-exempt positions Monday- Friday and report to Success by Six Coordinator and Executive Director June 2nd – August 22nd, 2014  Week off: June 31-July 4 30-40 hours per week $8 per hour along with mileage reimbursement Qualifications: High…
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2013-2014 Campaign Update

The 2013-2014 United Way of West Central Minnesota Community Campaign continues.  As of December 16th we are at $603,810 – 60{ac5afaac4cb0d303f84fa677e68308a8c81f291ae173127265695e534d5e3f47} to our million dollar fundraising goal.  Keep up the great work west central Minnesota.  It truly is exciting to see the community support for creating lasting change throughout the region!  To those who tell…
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Thank you and Congratulations!

Thank you to all of the area community businesses who took action during our “Community Business Blitz”, they pledged their support to the United Way of West Central Minnesota.  Last year the United Way of West Central Minnesota funded 48 different agency programs that affected more than 30,000 people in west central Minnesota. Congratulations to…
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Business Blitz – Thursday, October 24th

United Way of West Central Minnesota is touching lives in your community.  Your United Way is working to improve people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of its communities to create lasting change.  Community Businesses like yours helped us to raise over $40,000 during last year’s blitz to provide critical services.  Your gift will impact…
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Campaign 2013-2014

United Way Launches the 2013-2014 Community Campaign United Way of West Central Minnesota has launched the 2013-2014 Community Campaign and invites all of West Central Minnesota to LIVE UNITED!   United Way is a local non-profit working to improve people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of its communities to create lasting change.  United Way dollars…
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ART Empowerment 2013

ART Empowerment United Way of West Central Minnesota invites you to join us for an evening of art and acoustic featuring inspired works by local artists. Silent Art Auction • Appetizers • Desserts • Cash Bar Music by Jeff James Thursday, October 10th, 2013 • 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (auction will close at 7:30…
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Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive! What a fantastic Day. Final totals are in, 8,281 individual items were collected with a value of $13,946 and additional monetary  donations on more than $2,500 to help us purchase the additional supplies our schools need. Thousands of supplies were picked…
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Early Learning Pre-School Screening Backpacks

United Way has been busy assembling Pre-School Screening Backpacks!  These packs are distributed to our regional area schools for our youngest of students.   These backpacks are filled with tools and information to get our young children prepared for Kindergarten.   Some items include:  Scissors, Glue, Crayons, Notebooks, Growth Charts, Health Information, Handwriting Sheets, Cutting Exercises and so…
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