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MN Homeless Volunteer Opportunity- Oct. 25th

Every three years, Wilder Research conducts a one-night statewide survey of homeless people in Minnesota to better understand the prevalence, causes, circumstances, and effects of homelessness. In partnership with local homeless prevention programs, United Way is seeking volunteers to conduct face-to-face interviews with people experiencing homelessness. Volunteer

Minnesota Acts of Kindness Week

November 12th-16th is Minnesota Acts of Kindness Week. A week dedicated to promoting kindness, generosity, and love through acts of kindness toward friends, neighbors, and strangers alike. Read more

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Lumberjack Event Kicks off Annual Campaign

On Saturday, September 8th, more than 650 United Way of 1000 Lakes supporters and dozens of volunteers came out to make a difference in our community and help set the pace for the United Way’s annual giving campaign. The morning event featured a themed lumberjack 5K & one-mile fun run, pancake cook-off competition, pancake breakfast, and games for all ages. See Highlight Video

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Board Spotlight: Bill Martinetto

Bill Martinetto was born and raised in Grand Rapids and graduated from Grand Rapids High School. After earning a degree in Finance from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Bill returned to the Grand Rapids area.
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