Monday, November 19, 2018
It’s that time of year again that families start to plan for the holidays. Where will Thanksgiving and Christmas be hosted? When should we celebrate? How can we make everyone happy? What should we get our loved ones? The list of questions and stressors go on and on and yet we continue to do it to ourselves year after year. It’s also around this time of year that we all start getting into the giving spirit. We put ourselves aside to focus on... Read More
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Bismarck, ND – A Century High School student has teamed up with the United Way Backpack Program, businesses and individuals to address child hunger in the Bismarck-Mandan community. For the past seven years, Lauryn Hinckley has been collecting peanut butter and jelly to help feed local children. Last year, more than 7,900 pounds of peanut butter and jelly were collected. With the help of Starion Bank, Bismarck and Mandan public schools, Youth... Read More
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
“The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving.” – Edwin Louis Cole Valentine’s Day has us thinking warm & fuzzy thoughts. We polled board members, volunteers, Women United members and United Way staff to collect just a small sampling of reasons to love United Way.   United Way brings folks from all walks of life together in the spirit of positive change. You really get to see the results of our community being better when we... Read More
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Check out this awesome story from a local fifth grader named Messina. After hearing about the shortfall with the United Way Backpack Program, their class decided to do something about it. What an inspiration, Northridge! Our future is in good, caring and community-minded hands. My name is Messina and I’m a fifth grader at Northridge Elementary school. I am very happy to inform you about our great success in raising money for the United way... Read More
Thursday, February 2, 2017
On Friday, January 27, 2017, 450 business leaders, agency representatives and United Way supporters gathered together at the Ramkota to celebrate. And there is a LOT to celebrate.Because of your investment of our community in 2016: • Over 40,000 lives were changed • 23,234 nights of shelter were provided • 1,866,419 meals were served • 47,497 Imagination Library books were mailed • 3,652 of you volunteered This campaign season you stepped up and... Read More
Friday, December 2, 2016
This beautiful story is re-posted with permission from the author, Mrs. Fischer from Grimsrud Elementary and showcases the impact of the United Way Backpack Program. The place: My Classroom The Day: Friday The Time: Afternoon Me: Talking to no one and everyone, in particular After what seemed to be one of the longest weeks ever, I was taking attendance and just said, “Whew, I’m so glad it’s Friday,” to no one, really. I’m sure a few kids heard... Read More
Monday, November 14, 2016
This week, Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary recognized as Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.Thanks to programs like the Great Plains Food Bank, Burleigh County Senior Center, Mandan Golden Age and the United Way Backpack Program, over 1,000,000 meals were provided to the hungry in our area last year. We’re making great headway in combating hunger, we still have work to do. Check out Brenda’s story of how her life took a turn and she found... Read More
Friday, November 11, 2016
Next Friday, November 18, Governor Dalrymple has declared Live United Day across North Dakota and we want to celebrate with you! After all, it’s our volunteers and donors who are Living United to make our communities a better place. HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED: • Get you co-workers together and wear a United Way t-shirt (Live United, Day of Caring, etc.) next Friday, November 18. • Post on photo on Facebook or Twitter and use the hashtag #... Read More
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Each year, Missouri Slope Areawide (MSA) United Way sponsors the Bismarck-Mandan Lifetime of Caring Award. This prestigious award recognizes an individual who, through a lifetime of service-work and volunteerism, has made a difference in our community. Nominations are being accepted through January 3, 2020. Nominations can be made by going to or by mail, email or fax. Nominees must describe in 150 words or less... Read More
Thursday, September 8, 2016
If you’ve been a part of it, you’ll understand. There’s something special about Day of Caring. Something about the atmosphere created by over 1,000 people working together toward a common goal of making our community a better place. At 7 a.m. on Aug. 10, volunteers began to arrive at Century High School. By 7:30 a.m. the bleachers were packed. A sea of gray and blue shirts listened as MSA United Way Board and Campaign Cabinet leadership... Read More