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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
Reflecting on the past three months in wonder at all that this community has accomplished and will accomplish as we strive for some semblance of normal. But what is normal? For some, the obstacles they are facing for the first time, such as food insecurities, loss of work…
Monday, June 15, 2020
Local food pantries and food banks are here to help. Are you or someone you know struggling to afford food? United Way of Steele County can help. United Way of Steele County makes it easier every day for families to get healthy food on a budget, where they live and when…
Friday, June 12, 2020
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…
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…
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…
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…
Thursday, May 28, 2020