Tag Archive: North Dakota

Aug 06

National Night Out!

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The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime,” in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. National Night Out now involves over 37 million people and 15,000 communities …

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Jul 18

Salvation Army Seeking Donations of School Supplies

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2013 United Way partner agency Salvation Army is seeking donations of new school supplies for the upcoming school year. School supplies are needed in: Grand Forks, Grand Forks AFB, East Grand Forks, Thompson, Larimore, Manvel, Northwood, Emerado, and Midway. Donations can be dropped off at the Salvation Army in Grand Forks – 1600 University Avenue …

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Apr 23

Story time at United Day Nursery

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One of our goals to ensure children enter school ready to succeed. By regularly reading to children during their preschool years, you provide them with the biggest boost toward a successful education they will ever get. That is why United Way board members and more recently, individuals in the community, have volunteered their time to …

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Apr 04

Record breaking campaign – Thank you!

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Big news from the United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Area We are pleased to announce that we have surpassed our 2012 fundraising goal of $1,025,000. Under the volunteer leadership of Dave Willprecht, Community Business Banker at Bremer Bank, and his Campaign Cabinet of nine local community leaders, we raised the most …

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Dec 03

Toys for Tots drive – It’s not too late!

There is still time to donate to United Way’s 2012 Toys for Tots drive. Today thru the end of the week we will be collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys to be distributed to children in need in the Grand Forks community ranging in age from 0 to 12 years. This year, 274 families with 624 children are enrolled …

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Nov 19

Toys for Tots 2012

This year marks the 65th Anniversary of the National Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, which United Way coordinates locally. Today through Dec. 5 we will be collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys. The toys will then be distributed to children in need in the Grand Forks community ranging in age from 0 to 12 years. In 2011, 287 families with 647 …

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Nov 09

A record number of Undies!

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A record 18,838 items were collected during United Way’s 2012 ‘Undies Sundays’ drive! Throughout the month of October the United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Area in partnership with area churches, Altru’s Professional Nurses Committee, and Gate City Bank, collected a record 18,838 items as part of its annual ‘Undies Sundays’ drive. Each Sunday …

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Nov 01

Project Connect 2012

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If you, a friend, or family member are struggling with the cost of housing, fear you may become homeless, or are already homeless, stop by Project Connect 2012 on November 15 from 10:00am – 4:00pm at Hope Church. Project Connect is a one day event in which agencies, employers and volunteers from the Grand Forks …

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Oct 04

2012 Undies Sundays drive kicks off Sunday

                                                                                                               United Way’s 2012 ‘Undies Sundays’ drive                                    Oct. 7 – 21 We often take everyday things for granted. Like underwear! Imagine taking a shower and not having a decent pair to wear. Unfortunately, this is true for many individuals in our community. Please help by donating NEW underwear, diapers, socks, soap, shampoo, and other personal care items. In 2011, …

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Oct 01

2012 Pacesetter Campaign Results

9 Pacesetter Organizations Increase Contributions 16%… Raise $41,210 for United Way! Employees from Brady, Martz & Associates, Bremer Bank, Clear Channel Communications, Grand Forks Housing Authority, Job Service North Dakota, North Dakota Department of Transportation, Scheels Sports, Super Target, and The Village Family Service Center set an outstanding pace for the 2011 fund-raising campaign for the United …

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