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Day of Caring

 

On August 13, volunteers will be taking on more than 50 service projects throughout Bismarck-Mandan.

 

Day of Caring is a volunteer-driven event from the top down. If you're interested in taking on a leadership role by helping to organize a community improvement project or know someone who may be interested, please submit the form found here.   

 

If you'd like to volunteer on August 13, stay tuned. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most current updates. 

Campaign Captains

Are you interested in becoming more involved? We're currently building volunteer teams to support our upcoming annual campaign.  

 

You'll have an opportunity to network with community business leaders, and develop leadership and service skills, while helping to raise funds that support solutions to the most pressing issues in our community.    

 

Sign up or nominate here

Calling all Heroes

We'd turn on our LIVE UNITED-Signal, but it hasn't come yet.

You, our generous donors and volunteers, are United Way. You're the reason we are able to provide life-changing services to our Bismarck-Mandan neighbors in need. And we want to share your stories and smiling faces, or those of your children, throughout our upcoming campaign. 

If you'd like to share your story or smile, please contact Scott at 255.3601 or by email.
Upcoming Events

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
May 10

Community Talk
Next episode - May 20 @
11 a.m. on Supertalk 1270

Day of Action
June 21

American Family Golf Classic
June 27

Day of Caring
August 13

 

eNews May 2014
Combating Rural Hunger
We've noticed some pretty dramatic changes in our community in recent years. While our economy has been booming, demands on our local social service network have done just the same.
Watch the video
United Way partner Wilton Food Pantry opened their doors this past fall, and their services have been in high demand since day one.

We sat down with Rev. Paul Schauer to discuss the issues facing Wilton, the surrounding areas, and how the recently opened food pantry is helping to meet the needs in our rural communities.   
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

It's easy to think hunger doesn't exist in our community, in reality it's more common than you would think. One in five children living in the Bismarck-Mandan area is relying on nutrition assistance. Hunger is here, and it has devastating affects. Hunger is preventing our neighbors from achieving their full potential. 

 

How can you help stamp out hunger?

1. Simply put a bag of nonperishable foods by your mailbox this Saturday. Your local letter carrier, assisted by United Way volunteers, will be picking up donations while delivering your mail. 

 

2. Become an advocate. Take to Facebook or Twitter and help spread the word.   

 

This drive will provide much-needed inventory to our local food pantries, shelters and United Way's Backpack Program. Last year, more than 45,000 pounds of food (about 37,500 meals) was collected. With your help we can take a step toward ending hunger in our community.   

Bridging the Digital Divide

In today's digitally-driven world, our dependence on regular computer access is ever-increasing. Job seekers depend on it, students are at a disadvantage without it - even social lives can suffer as common communication practices shift to web-based platforms.

 

This past month United Way partnered with PCs for People to distribute Watch video here 225 computers to low-income families in the Bismarck-Mandan area. Computers were donated by area businesses, refurbished by PCs for People and distributed with the help of United Way volunteers.    

 

THANK YOU
A big thank you to all the businesses and individuals who donated items to our Online Auction, MDU Resources Group, Inc. for providing technical support and hosting the site, and all the bidders. Together more than $11,000 was raised!
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