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Three ideas for giving back   For some families in Steele County, the recent COVID-19 outbreak has made it even harder to take care of basic needs. Many families lived paycheck to paycheck before this crisis and hovered just above the poverty line.  Who are Struggling Families? People in our community who are struggling are often individual who work low wage jobs that keep their income level above the poverty line so they cannot qualify for...
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Keep young kids engaged while they are at home United Way of Steele County invests in quality early childhood education programs in our community. We provide tools and resources that teach parents and caregivers facts and best practices for different ages and stages of a young child’s life. From engagement ideas and using everyday moments as learning activities to ways to spark language and learning skills, we provide information that helps...
Monday, June 1, 2020
Dial 211 to get help in a crisis   The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in our community is far reaching, impacting our neighbors’ health, access to education and financial stability. Many people need help. Help to pay for medication. Help to find food pantries. Help to locate mental health services. If you need help or know someone in need, 211 is for you.   211 is a vital service that connects millions to help every year. With one toll-free...
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Help local families by volunteering – at home or in-person – with United Way of Steele County.     In this time of crisis, many people in your workplace may be looking for ways to give back. We appreciate that our region is full of hand-raisers and do-gooders. With the help of generous corporate partners like you, we can work together to manage the impact of COVID-19.   One big effect of the current crisis is a growing number of families and...
Thursday, May 28, 2020
PARENTING DURING CORONAVIRUS: TIPS & RESOURCES We are facing an unprecedented moment in history–a moment that comes with a lot of stress, anxiety and uncertainty. Between working to ensure you have the resources needed to support your children and managing your own stress, you’ve likely got a lot on your plate. You’re not the only one feeling it, rest assured. We’ve put together a list of helpful tips and resources to help you navigate the...
Monday, May 11, 2020
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
United Way of Steele County is pleased to share with you that Annette Duncan will become its next President leading our successful community organization into the future. Annette has a depth of leadership and nonprofit organization experience and a strong background and commitment to the United Way of Steele County. She was an active member of the United Way Board of Directors from 2007 to 2015 and served as the Board Chair from 2012 to 2014....
Monday, April 27, 2020
Friday, April 24, 2020

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