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Campaign Celebration & Best of Awards
Thursday, March 26th, United Way of 1000 Lakes will host the 2014 Campaign Celebration & Best of Awards at the Timberlake Lodge in Grand Rapids. The evening will begin with a reception and social followed by Best of Awards Awards presentation. To reserve your space, call United Way at 218-999-7570 or email info@unitedwayof1000lakes.org.

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Campaign Update
Even though the temperatures are dropping, the United Way of 1000 Lakes Campaign thermometer continues to rise. The United Way annual fundraiser kicked off in September to raise money to support nearly 40 local programs serving the Itasca Area. Workplace campaign pledges and individual donations received so far have pushed the community campaign past the 50 percent mark, with more than $151,000 raised toward a goal of $300,000. 

United Way Celebrates Annual Campaign
United Way of 1000 Lakes launched their “Unleash Your Inner Hero” campaign at a kick-off breakfast at Old Central School in Grand Rapids. Executive Director, Kimberly Brink Smith announced this year’s dynamic team leading the charge to raise $300,000 for our community’s most vulnerable — Jim Hoolihan, Industrial Lube, Inc.; Kyle Erickson, MDI Deer River Hired Hands; Nikki Lehtinten, Independent School District 318; Matt Lehtinen, Magnetation; and Trish Klein, Itasca County.


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In Person:
United Way of 1000 Lakes 
350 NW 1st Ave, Suite A 
Grand Rapids, MN 55744 
Open Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

By Phone:
GET HELP: 2-1-1 OR 218-326-8565