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February 3, 2018
United Way to host 2018-2020 Grant Cycle meeting
Nonprofit organizations looking to be considered for financial support through United Way of Crow Wing and Cass Counties are encouraged to attend an upcoming informational meeting at noon Wednesday in the CTC Room at the Brainerd Lakes Chamber. This meeting is critical for those interested...
February 3, 2018 - 4:30am
January 12, 2018
Nearly 40 organizations 'going for the gold'
Nothing takes away the chill like a bowl of chili and the annual United Way Chili Cook-Off comes at a perfect time this year for just that. This...
January 12, 2018 - 8:00am
January 4, 2018
Operation Sandwich distributes holiday break food to students in need
More than 400 bags of non-perishable food items were collected and distributed to students in six different area school districts before the holiday break as part of the Operation Sandwich initiative. Jennifer Smith, executive director of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass...
January 4, 2018 - 5:30am
December 24, 2017
Reader Opinion: The spirit of giving
At this time, many of us make our year-end decisions for donations. This year provides us with a very unique and opportune time to give to charitable organizations. First, the stock market has never been higher. If your charity has the ability to accept gifts of appreciated stock,...
December 24, 2017 - 7:30am
December 7, 2017
Doucette appointed to United Way board
United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties recently announced the appointment of Daryl Doucette to its Board of Directors. Doucette is vice president of Human Resources at Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union and brings a variety of experience to the United Way Board, including...
December 7, 2017 - 2:30pm
November 25, 2017
Charities worry about losing donations to disaster fatigue
GRAND FORKS — When Hurricane Harvey blew through Texas and Irma and Maria tore up the Caribbean, they left thousands reeling, wondering...
November 25, 2017 - 6:30am
Role-playing poverty simulation not a game
The Brainerd area has traditionally been a vacation destination with lakeside resorts aplenty and golf courses to spare, but below the surface...
September 25, 2017 - 6:00am
September 23, 2017
Local small businesses invited to participate in blitz
United Way on Tuesday will launch its second annual Small Business Blitz. During this two-hour event, board members and volunteers from United Way will visit small businesses throughout the area, answering questions and picking up contributions to the local United Way.
September 23, 2017 - 5:30am
September 12, 2017
United Way to offer poverty simulation
On Sept. 21, United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties will host a poverty simulation, designed to help individuals better understand poverty by stepping into the real-life situations of others struggling with, and living in, poverty. The event, sponsored by Mid-Minnesota...
September 12, 2017 - 11:30am
January 25, 2017
Smith named chair of state United Way board
Jennifer Smith, executive director of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties, was elected 2017-2018 Chair of the Board of Directors for United Ways of Minnesota. Elections were held recently during the association's winter conference at Greater Twin Cities United Way....
January 25, 2017 - 7:11pm
August 19, 2016
United Way receives funds from federal food and shelter program
United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties was awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. United Way will receive $7,089 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in...
August 19, 2016 - 7:27pm
August 17, 2016
Emergency funds available for public, private voluntary agencies
United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties has been awarded federal funds from the Department of Homeland Security under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. United Way has been chosen to receive $7,089 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in...
August 17, 2016 - 6:32pm
January 31, 2016
United Way funding application available Feb. 3
United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties announced an upcoming funding cycle for area nonprofits. Agencies that have been certified as a 501(c)3 charitable organization for at least one year are welcome to apply for the 2016-2018 funding cycle.
January 31, 2016 - 6:22pm
November 9, 2015
United Way to give grants of more than $8,000 on behalf of Youth As Resources
On behalf of the Youth As Resources organization, United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties is giving out more than $8,000 in grant dollars this winter to youth-led projects in the Brainerd lakes area. According to United Way Director Jennifer Smith, grants are available...
November 9, 2015 - 5:25pm
Board Governance Training session planned
United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties will host a Board Governance Training Session from 8:30-11:30 a.m., Oct.
October 9, 2015 - 8:40pm