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GRAND RAPIDS (December 28, 2016) – United Way of 1000 Lakes has opened the application period for its 2017-2019 Community Investment grant proce...

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United Way launches annual fundraising campaign
More than 250 supporters gathered at Old Central School to kick off United Way of 1000 Lakes’ annual fundraising campaign on Saturday, September 10th and celebrate what the organization does to improve lives in our community.

United Way of 1000 Lakes is aiming to raise $300,000 to support local programs and initiatives that focus on three areas: education, income and health. Food pantries, school programs and victims of abuse are just a few of the groups effected by United Way donations.

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Itasca County has been awarded federal funds through the State Set-Aside process under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP). The program provides assistance for food, utilities and shelter to individuals and families in emergency situations who meet the federal eligibility guidelines.

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United Way breakfast to kick off 2016 fundraising campaign
United Way of 1000 Lakes will kick off its 2016 fundraising campaign with a Lumberjack Breakfast Saturday, September 10th on the grounds of Old Central School. 
The kick off features two team challenges again this year – pancake cook-off and pancake flip relay. There is no fee to participate and all ages and abilities are welcome. Visit www.unitedwayof1000lakes for registration information.

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United Way hosts Day of Action
Over 150 volunteers of all ages gathered in downtown Grand Rapids on June 21st to take part in United Way of 1000 Lakes’ 4th annual Day of Action. A collective 825 hours was garnered (equivalent to $20,790) throughout the day as teams from local businesses and organizations and dozens of individuals completed various projects impacting six community neighborhoods.
 

The day featured various volunteer projects geared toward fostering environments that support healthy choices in order to promote active, healthy lifestyles for residents of Itasca County. 

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United Way Health & Hygiene Drive underway

The United Way is accepting donations for the 2016 Health & Hygiene Drive.

The campaign aims to serve Itasca’s most vulnerable residents by supplying them with essential toiletries, including toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, deodorant, soap and other items as they relate to personal care.

If you are interested in helping, collect new unopened items from home or on your next shopping trip and drop them off at the United Way or other collection sites. Or better yet Coordinate a Collection Box at your office, church, organization, civic group or business. Call 218-999-7570 for instructions.

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