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Arise Project member waves flag at Pride Parade 2017
Posted on December 14, 2017 by United Way Staff

2017 was a busy year at Greater Twin Cities United Way—from our staff to our donors to our volunteers, we’ve come together to address some […]

Posted on October 20, 2017 by Felicia Philibert

In 1927, the Citizens’ Aid Building was built as a safe haven to address prevalent social issues, including the aid of homeless and disabled veterans […]

Posted on October 4, 2017 by United Way Staff

The Minnesota Vikings hosted 70 local middle school students from United Way partner agencies at Winter Park on October 4 for the annual Hometown Huddle […]

Young volunteer fills backpack with markers at Action Day 2017
Posted on August 17, 2017 by United Way Staff

On August 17, United Way teamed up with the St. Paul Saints to bring thousands of volunteers together at CHS Field to stuff 12,000 backpacks […]

Posted on June 27, 2017 by Sarah Caruso

I’m pleased to share our Community Impact Report for 2016, showing the local progress that your support makes possible. We accomplished a great deal together […]

Solidarity MN Logo - state of MN graphic with heart/handshake
Posted on May 9, 2017 by Stacy Emond

Solidarity MN, a coalition of state foundations recently formed in response to the challenging and uncertain climate for immigrants and refugees, announced that it will […]

Dr. Artika Tyner presents award to Otis Zanders
Posted on April 10, 2017 by Dr. Artika Tyner

Otis Zanders was honored as the Community Leader of the Year at our Night to Unite event on March 30. These remarks are adapted from […]

Polaris wins best video award at Night to Unite
Posted on March 30, 2017 by United Way Staff

When we come together as a community, there is nothing we can’t do. On March 30, we took a short, one-night-only break from doing good […]