MSA United Way
eNews September 2013
Live United - United Way


Many of our neighbors, classmates and co-workers struggle with real issues - homelessness, hunger and poverty - on a daily basis.   


Our community has been blessed in many ways, but not everyone is able to reap the rewards. Our educational system is among the best in the country, but roughly 35 to 40 percent of children at high poverty schools are not reading at their proficiency level making them three times more likely to drop out of high school. Our economy is booming and jobs are abundant, yet the cost of living has seen a dramatic rise in recent years and affordable housing is scarce. Just last year, over 32,000 nights of shelter were provided locally.


These problems are bigger than one person or organization. Providing solutions to these issues will take a collaborative, proactive, community-wide approach. Working together, we can leverage our good fortune to prevent recurring needs, create lasting solutions, and ensure opportunities for all.


Join us - GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER. Be part of the solution, LIVE UNITED. Help us raise $2 million dollars to meet the growing needs in our community.  


If you would like more information on how you or your business can get involved, log on to or call 701.255.3601.  

Day of Caring
Uniting People and Resources

What do you get when 550 generous, community-minded individuals mobilize? Well, you'd get something a lot like the 2013 Day of Caring - a community-wide impact that will be visible for years to come.

This year's Day of Caring was just that. A record breaking group of volunteers tackled a record number of needs. There's nothing more inspiring than people who love this community taking action - lending their resources, passion, expertise and valuable time to make it an even better place.
Read more and see the photos on our

Campaign Video


United Way Campaign Video 2013
Check out this year's campaign video 


Upcoming Events

Root Beer Float Social
- Sept. 10, from noon - 3:30 p.m.
- Burleigh County Courthouse Lawn

Employee Campaign Manager Training

Get all the essential information for managing your United Way workplace campaign.
- Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon 

Government Division Kickoff
Stop by the Capitol for free lunch and help kickoff the Government Division campaign.
- Sept. 13, from noon to 1 p.m.
- Memorial Hall @ ND State Capitol Building

Employee Campaign Manager Training
- Sept. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to noon
- Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library
Coins for a Cause
Children bring change to school and raise money for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
- Sept. 16 - 27

Bowling Fun Day
Round up your friends and coworkers for a fun-filled afternoon at Midway Lanes.
- Oct. 5, starting at 12:30 p.m.
- Midway Lanes 3327 Memorial Highway, Mandan



Thank You  


A special thanks to all of the Day of Caring sponsors, volunteers and in-kind contributors!  


Premiere Sponsors: Wells Fargo, Scheels and BNC National Bank

Presenting Sponsors: Precision Underground and Eide Bailly

Event Sponsors: KXMB-TV, MDU Resources Group, Inc. and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment 

Corporate Sponsors: Capital Trophy and Tesoro Refinery and Mktg LLC 



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