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Check out our new series called “Innovating for Impact,” by Greater Twin Cities United Way president and CEO John Wilgers.

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Posted on November 27, 2019 by Jenna Bennett

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs teamed up with Greater Twin Cities United Way to impact 750 local families this Thanksgiving. Diggs donated and distributed […]

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Photo by Craig Lassig
Posted on November 18, 2019 by Jenna Bennett

We’d like to say a huge “thank-you” to the more than 400 volunteers who came together over the last two weeks to help 600 households moving into stable […]

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Posted on October 22, 2019 by United Way Staff

A stable home enables us to thrive, but homelessness in our community has increased 10% since 2015.* The good news: approximately 1,400 households transitioned into […]

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Posted on September 17, 2019 by United Way Staff

The time is NOW to make a positive impact on our community! We are excited to announce this year’s #CharacterChallenge in support of the NFL’s […]

Posted on August 15, 2019 by United Way Staff

On August 6, Greater Twin Cities United Way hosted an event for our newest agency partners, the first of several convenings this year. Typically, a […]

Posted on July 23, 2019 by United Way Staff

We’re guided by a bold, new vision: A united community where all people thrive – regardless of income, race or place of residence. In the […]

United Way Feeding Who’s Hungry Volunteer Event at the Minneapolis Pipefitters Training Center  Thursday, May 30, 2019 in Minneapolis. /Photos by Craig Lassig for the United Way
Posted on May 31, 2019 by Jenna Bennett

We’d like to say a big “thank-you” to the more than 400 volunteers who came together yesterday to help halt hunger for 6,000 children and […]

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Posted on May 21, 2019 by United Way Staff

More than 200 middle-schoolers from Seward Montessori, Anne Sullivan and the American Indian Magnet School joined United Way and the Minnesota Vikings for the third […]