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Advocacy

United Way is creating lasting change in SE Minnesota and Olmsted County. Will you join us?

It’s up to ALL of us to ensure SE Minnesota and Olmsted County is a great place to live fore everyone.

Anyone can be an advocate for United Way of Olmsted County. Volunteer your time, share your talents or other resources, or make a donation. Help a child with reading or math. Spend time shooting hoops, or creating an art project with area youth. Coordinate a food drive at your workplace. Take your family to help an elderly neighbor get groceries, or be part of the effort to raise awareness regarding mental health.

Join your friends, co-workers and neighbors who are already supporting us throughout Olmsted County and SE Minnesota. Hundreds of local volunteer opportunities are available. We can work together to make a change. All we need to get started it you!

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YOUR VOICE MATTERS! READY TO TAKE ACTION?

We all have influence and relationships to make sustainable change a reality.

By harnessing resources like time, talent and treasure from corporate, non-profit and public partners and individuals, we can provide immediate assistance to our most vulnerable populations while addressing the root causes of our community's longstanding challenges and changing lives for the better. United Way of Olmsted County is dedicated to improving education, health and financial stability for every individual and family in our community. But we can't do it alone.

 

JOIN US TODAY! 

Change doesn’t happen without you.

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GIVE

Every dollar matters. Your generosity funs work that makes positive, sustainable change possible. 

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ADVOCATE

Your voice is powerful. Raise awareness about causes that are important to you.

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VOLUNTEER

Sharing your time in invaluable. Join the thousands of volunteers who use their talents to impact lives every day.

 

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EDUCATION

Every child deserves the right start to life. --Yet only 51% of Minnesota kindergarteners are fully prepared for kindergarten in the areas of language and literacy.

Support the opportunity for all children in our community to have an equitable start. Learn More

 

HEALTH

Every child deserves to grow up healthy and strong. --Yet in 2013, only 35% of the 11,000 Olmsted County children enrolled in the MN Health Care Program received any preventative dental care. Tooth decay is nearly 100% preventable and is the most common chronic childhood disease.

Build strong communities by promoting healthy eating, physical activity and expanding access to quality health care and itegrating health into early childhood development. Learn More

 

FINANCIAL STABILITY

Everyone deserves access to opportunities so they can lead their best lives. --Yet across OlmstedCounty, 200-300 families are dealing with homelessness. Housing instability is directly linked to poor health outcomes, educational outcomes and employment outcomes. 

Help all people access good paying jobs and financial literacy tools to budget for the future so they can provide for their families. Learn More

 

 

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