Tag Archive: poverty

Dec 23

2013 Toys for Tots – Thank You!

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The United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Area would like to thank the Greater Grand Forks community for supporting our 2013 Toys for Tots drive. With your help, we were able to provide toys to 789 children. Thank you to all of the families, individuals, service clubs, and local businesses who donated …

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Nov 25

Toys for Tots drive

There’s still time to donate to the National Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive coordinated locally by United Way. Today thru Dec. 4 we will be collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys to be distributed to children in need in the Grand Forks community (ages  0-12 years). Currently, 250 families are enrolled in the program. Toy …

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Oct 28

2013 ‘Undies Sundays’ Results & Photos

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Our 2013 ‘Undies Sundays’ drive was a success with 15,605 items collected. ‘Undies Sundays’ launched in 2003 and the goal of the program is to collect donations of NEW underwear, diapers, socks, and personal care items such as shampoo, soap and toothbrushes. Items are then distributed to local health and human service agencies for their …

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Oct 07

2013 Pacesetter Campaign Results

7 Pacesetter Organizations Increase Contributions 47%… Raise $23,113 for United Way! Employees from BBI International, Community Violence Intervention Center, jcpenney, Marco, Inc., State of North Dakota, Steffes Corporation, and Widseth, Smith & Nolting set an outstanding pace for the 2013 fundraising campaign for the United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Area, raising …

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Oct 04

10th Annual ‘Undies Sundays’ drive

               United Way’s 2013 ‘Undies Sundays’ drive                                            Oct. 6 – 20 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 …

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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 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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