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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 http://www.msaunitedway.org/caring 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
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Thank you to Joan Trygg, Women United Community Baby Shower Chair, for sharing why you love Women United and the Community Baby Shower. For more information on Women United or the Community Baby Shower, visit http://www.msaunitedway.org/women-united and like WU on Facebook.    Last year, as I started my normal morning routine, I did what pretty much every American citizen does… checked social media. I opened Facebook and I saw a post from my... Read More
Monday, April 25, 2016
Travel extraordinaires and sport and entertainment fans who want to support the community are in luck come April 18, as that marks the start of MSA United Way’s Online Auction. From the comfort of your own home you can search over 100 items that will benefit United Way and our partner agencies. This will be the ninth year for this annual, community-wide fundraiser. Items up for bid include: a timeshare, an autographed UND 2016 national... Read More
Monday, April 25, 2016
For two weeks in April, community members rallied around a local high school student’s food drive for the United Way Backpack Program to fight child hunger in Bismarck-Mandan. Lauryn Hinckley, a student at Century High School, coordinated her sixth Peanut Butter and Jelly Food Drive to help feed local children. Her efforts and the support of her family, friends, and community have produced impressive results – more than 7,900 pounds of peanut... Read More
Friday, June 5, 2015
MSA United Way will be accepting applications for funding for the 2016 funding cycle from June 10 – July 10. Applications may be submitted under United Way’s three initiative areas: Education, Income, and Health. Each initiative works toward long-term, community-wide outcomes that aim for the root of the problem to support the building blocks for a good life. Potential applicants should consider attending the RFP review meeting on June 10.... Read More
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Travel extraordinaires and sport and entertainment fans who want to support the community are in luck come April 20, as that marks the start of MSA United Way’s Online Auction. From the comfort of your own home you can search over 100 items that will benefit United Way’s Education Initiative which focuses on removing barriers that prevent students from succeeding in school. This will be the eight year for this annual, community-wide fundraiser.... Read More

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