Tag Archive: poverty

Aug 18

Have You Gone Apple Picking Yet?

Apple Giving Tree collage

The United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Area, Scheels, and Grand Forks Public Schools have partnered to collect back-to-school items for children in need. There is still time to donate! Select an apple off the apple tree located outside the Columbia Mall entrance of Scheels, purchase the item listed (it can be …

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Aug 01

Apple Picking for a Good Cause

Scheels United Way Apple Giving Tree 2014

The United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Area has partnered with SCHEELS and Grand Forks Public Schools on a back-to-school drive of a different kind – backpacks, shoes, socks, and gym clothes! Throughout the month of August, an apple tree will be on display outside the mall entrance of SCHEELS. Select an …

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Jun 09

St. Joseph’s Free Summer Lunch Program for Youth

Once again, St. Joseph’s Social Care will be providing free summer lunches to area youth. June 2 – July 25 Monday – Friday 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Meals are served rain or shine at the following locations: Grand Forks LaGrave Learning Center (832 4th Ave. S.) University Park Warming House Richards West Park (4700 …

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Dec 23

2013 Toys for Tots – Thank You!

Toys for Tots_WDAZ Whalens 2

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

2013 Undies donations 1

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

Salvation Army School Supply Drive 2013_crop

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!

2013 United Way_Herald Tabloid

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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