Donations made on #GivingTuesday, December 1, will be matched dollar for dollar! That means your donation would be doubled and 100% of your money would go to support United Way’s Hunger and Homelessness Programs.
Your donation could provide:
No More Hungry Weekends - $10
Eliminate the aches from hunger by providing two children meals over the weekend through the United Way Backpack Program.
Hot Meal & Companionship - $50
Help ensure that our neighbors who need it most are receiving a hot, nutritious meal throughout the week and fellow companionship. Your donation will cover 20 local meals.
Homeless Families - $108
Provide a family of four a night of shelter, safety, and case management in a crisis situation.
Sarah, age 8, grips her favorite teddy bear, named Billy. Tan, shaggy and soft, Billy the Bear has been Sarah's companion, providing comfort to her during dark times. Like when Sarah and her mom escaped drug and alcohol abuse at home. Or, when they lived in their car before finding hope through United Way's Emergency Homeless Shelter and services.
Before finding relief, it was common for Sarah to come to school Monday mornings with a belly aching from hunger. She wasn't alone.
One in five children go hungry in Bismarck-Mandan. Last school year over 1,300 students received a backpack of food every weekend to avoid going hungry.
In the summer, hungry kids can rely on the Summer Hunger Program for one steady meal a day. Over 34,400 meals were served in 10 parks throughout Bismarck-Mandan this year.
Our work at United Way extends beyond keeping bellies of growing children full. Our partner agencies link parents and kids with mental health services, transportation, budgeting and parenting classes, and affordable childcare.
With the right support, we know that kids like Sarah - and her mom - will make it. United Way is backed by passionate people like you who are committed to improving lives.