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United Way of Steele County helps thousands of people each year through 211
211 is Steele County’s lifeline for help. In a crisis, in a disaster, in a pandemic, 211 is here to help every person in our community find food, pay bills, and connect to other essential services. Our 211 is part of a national network, United to help as many people as…
Monday, February 1, 2021
We Keep Moving Forward It’s official, summer is over, school has started and despite a global pandemic we continue to keep moving forward. For us this means advancing the common good. We do this by focusing on income, education, and health because we know these are the…
Monday, September 14, 2020
We Figure Out A Way Today should have been the first day of the fair. It’s hard to imagine a year without this staple in the community, yet here we are. For some this may be a time of disappointment, for others, this is a time of innovation. In Steele County, when we…
Monday, August 17, 2020
An exciting announcement: this year's UWSC Campaign Kickoff is going virtual & will be a 5 day event!• Monday, August 24, 2020 – UWSC 2020 Campaign Kickoff: The State of UWSC• Tuesday, August 25, 2020 – Empowering our Youth: Education Panel• Wednesday, August 26, 2020…
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Steele County is Stronger Together I look around and see the fields primed for a strong harvest this fall. I think about this process of sowing and reaping and how that relates to the people of Steele County and the eco system that support us. Everyday we have an…
Monday, July 20, 2020
UNITED WAY'S EQUITY DEFINITION: United Way defines equity as the intentional inclusion of everyone in society. Equity is achieved when systemic, institutional, and historical barriers based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities are dismantled and no…
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Local business and community leaders: Owatonna is a community of philanthropic spirit, breadth of culture, and opportunity and diversity of industry and local businesses. At United Way of Steele County, we take our mission to heart: Together, we change lives by mobilizing…
Monday, June 29, 2020
Better Together is excited to launch Community Reading Circles. If you’ve been wondering how you can take action toward a more inclusive Owatonna, leading or joining a Reading Circle this summer is one easy step. This is a community-wide initiative where small groups of…
Monday, June 29, 2020
Join us in Supporting Minnesota Communities by participating in Golf Fore Minnesota.  This virtual golf event takes place July 13-19 at a Minnesota course of your choice. All proceeds go Second Harvest Heartland and United Ways in Minnesota.  For more information and to…
Friday, June 26, 2020
United Way is spurring volunteers into action to create meaningful impact throughout the community on June 21st for Day of Action. This annual event mobilizes the caring power of volunteers to create positive change in cities around the world. Traditionally held on or about…
Sunday, June 21, 2020