Summer Almost Over?

I grew up back East and my school year was not over until the end of June. Even though I have now lived in Grand Forks for over 25 years, I still think of the July 4th holiday as the beginning of summer, and in August I still felt like I should half a summer…
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Toys For Tots 2011 – Results

2011 marks the 64th Anniversary of the National Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, which United Way coordinates locally. This year, we distributed toys to 287 families with 647 children! Families were referred by United Way partner agencies, Head Start, Grand Forks County Social Services or Grand Forks/East Grand Forks Public Schools. THANK YOU:   To all those…
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Partner Agency Events

This week, a few of our 2011 participating partner agencies are hosting some wonderful community events and fundraisers. Tuesday, April 26 Dakota Horizons Girl Scouts – Purses with a Purpose Hilton Garden Inn, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Wine tasting, silent auction, appetizers Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at the door *Advance tickets can be…
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Only One Penny Leaves Community

We at United Way would like to thank the Herald for its continuing support of our annual campaigns and of the health and human service agencies our donor’s support. Ryan Johnson’s coverage of our Campaign Kickoff last week helps us get the word out about our efforts to develop and sustain programs that address our…
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Increases In Poverty, Yes, Even In Our Community!

We kicked off our United Way campaign yesterday, Sept. 16th and even though this is an exciting time for all of us, staff and volunteers alike, the national news this week was certainly a downer! The US Census Bureau reported that last year 43.6 million poor people, including 15.5 million children, comprise the highest number…
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