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On Saturday, September 9th, over 150 United Way of 1000 Lakes supporters and 40 volunteers came out to make a difference in our community with a kick-off to campaign event that featured a 5K & Mile, Cook-off, pancakes, and games for all ages. Awards were given out to the Best Dressed Lumberjack (Tom McBride), Top Fundraiser (Diane Meyer), and Top Team Fundraiser (ASV Holdings, Inc.) through their Virtual 5K Challenge. 

This event officially launches United Way’s Annual Fundraising Campaign, aiming to raise $300,000 to support over 30 programs and initiatives in the Itasca Area.

This year’s campaign theme is focused on fighting for the health, education, and basic needs of every person in every community, and United Way of 1000 Lakes does that drawing together the efforts of people and organizations across the Itasca Area to work collectively on issues most strongly affecting child, family, and community well-being.

The campaign runs through December with numerous giving and volunteer opportunities available including our Meet the Brewer event, held every First Friday at The Lake + Co Shop; through workplace payroll deductions, cash gifts, direct billing, and credit card options found online at unitedwayof1000lakes.org. Each donation made through United Way of 1000 Lakes is tax deductible and directly impacts 1-in-3 people living in the Itasca Area.

For more information, please contact United Way at info@unitedwayof1000lakes.org or by phone at 218-999-7570.

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