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United Way & Faribault Woolen Mill: Keeping Our Community Warm

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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 stable housing last year. But many lack essential supplies needed for a safe, stable home. One of those items—a warm, cozy blanket.

That's why we are thrilled to announce a very special partnership with Minnesota’s own Faribault Woolen Mill Co. In addition to generously donating 100 blankets for families in need, Faribault Woolen Mill will make a $25 donation to Greater Twin Cities United Way for every purchase over $150 on their website.

As we head into the season for giving, you can wrap your loved ones—and those most in need in our community—in the warmth of local, handmade products. This holiday, give back to United Way simply by shopping at You’ll be spreading love and creating a long-lasting investment in stable housing through United Way. Shoppers can take advantage of this promotion now through the end of December.

Visit and use the code UNITEDWAY25 to make sure United Way gets the donation!

“Faribault Woolen Mill Company has been a purveyor of comfort and quality in Minnesota for almost 155 years and is proud to partner with the Greater Twin Cities United Way to help support our Minnesota communities,” said Paul Mooty, chairman and partner at Faribault Woolen Mill Company.

About Faribault Woolen Mill Co.

Today, in a historic mill nestled along the Cannon River in Minnesota, a nearly 150-year-old story is still being woven. The Faribault Woolen Mill endures as one of the last vertical woolen mills in America. Here, fifth generation craftspeople take raw wool and create blankets, throws, scarves and accessories of remarkable comfort and quality. Irreplaceable century-old machinery stands side by side with modern technology in our "new" mill, which was built in 1892.

About United Way's Home For Good

1,400 individuals in our community transition to stable housing each year yet lack household supplies. Support by donors and volunteers ensure that families transitioning out of homelessness in our community have the essentials needed to set up their new homes. Learn more about Home For Good.

*Source: Wilder Foundation, 2015

About the Author

Greater Twin Cities United Way unites changemakers, advocates for social good and develops solutions to address the challenges no one can solve alone to create a community where all people thrive. Together with our partners, we’re meeting immediate community needs while transforming inequitable systems in the areas of housing, food, education and jobs.

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