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Posted on May 14, 2018 by Jenna Bennett

Did you know every year more than 2,000 local organizations, from small to large, help us create positive change in our community? Our company partners […]

Arise Project member waves flag at Pride Parade 2017
Posted on April 20, 2018 by United Way Staff

Wow—just WOW. On the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ community—Give OUT Day—Arise Project reached our bold goal of raising $25,000 in donations! Thanks […]

Staff Volunteer Group
Posted on April 13, 2018 by United Way Staff

Here at Greater Twin Cities United Way, we are so grateful for our volunteers! April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week, where we give special attention to […]

Posted on April 10, 2018 by United Way Staff

Do you know a high school junior who is making a difference in the Greater Twin Cities area through volunteering? Could that student benefit from […]

Posted on March 30, 2018 by Jenna Bennett

On March 29, hundreds of parents, childcare providers, teachers, and community members gathered at the Capitol Rotunda on Advocacy for Children Day to raise their […]

Guidestar Platinum Seal of Approval logo
Posted on March 13, 2018 by United Way Staff

Greater Twin Cities United Way was recently awarded the Platinum Seal of Approval from GuideStar—the highest level of recognition from the organization. This seal allows […]

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 […]