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Posted on July 24, 2018 by Anne Soto

Minutes into my first day of teaching, I already could see Aljason’s limitless potential. My fourth-grade classroom brimmed with energy and possibility, but Aljason’s hand […]

Attendee smiles as he enters Arise + Shine
Posted on June 29, 2018 by United Way Staff

This year’s Arise + Shine, hosted at City Works, broke historic records. For the second year in a row, this event was SOLD OUT! And […]

Posted on June 19, 2018 by United Way Staff

In partnership with the community and supported by thousands of generous donors, Greater Twin Cities United Way fights to end poverty and support long-term wellbeing […]

Volunteer holding up T-shirt Tote Bag
Posted on June 15, 2018 by Katherine Bogart

Last week, I got my first opportunity to volunteer at a Greater Twin Cities United Way event as an intern. I attended the Feeding Who’s […]

Land O'Lakes volunteers in front of boxes
Posted on June 8, 2018 by United Way Staff

Special thanks to the nearly 600 volunteers came together at Land O’Lakes’ brand-new building in Arden Hills yesterday to help children and families facing food […]

Posted on June 5, 2018 by Leslie Wright

Greater Twin Cities United Way is proud to foster sustainability and equity in our community. This year, we have an exciting announcement—the creation of our […]

throwing football at Character Playbook Experience - Prior Lake
Posted on June 1, 2018 by Stacy Emond

Effort. Communication. Focus. Persevere. These are just a few of the key character words that punctuated football drills at a Prior Lake middle school on […]

Posted on May 23, 2018 by United Way Staff

Greater Twin Cities United Way has announced its United for Good Award winners. These awards recognize United Way corporate partners for leading with excellence in […]