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Magnetation Gift Pushes United Way Toward Goal
With the end of its annual campaign in sight, United Way of 1000 Lakes recently received a $2,000 gift from Magnetation to put toward their 2013 campa...

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The United Way Needs Final Push

The organization’s annual campaign has reached the 80 percent mark, or $244,000 of its goal, but needs a final push to ensure that adequate funding continues for partnering agencies. “So far in this campaign we have seen generous support from local businesses and individuals that we truly appreciate,” said Kimberly Brink Smith, executive director of United Way. “We are hoping this call for help will bring in the additional donations needed to meet goal."

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Seasonal Temperatures are dropping, but Campaign Thermometer is on the Rise

Even though the temperatures are dropping, you may have noticed the United Way of 1000 Lakes Campaign thermometer at Old Central School in downtown Grand Rapids, is on the rise. The United Way kicked off their annual fundraiser this fall to raise money to support nearly 40 local programs serving the greater Itasca community.Workplace campaign pledges and individual donations received so far have pushed the community campaign past the 50 percent mark, with more than $170,000 raised toward a goal of $305,000. 

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Ogles Marketplace Supports United Way Annual Campaign
Ogles Marketplace Foods Store Director, Kurt Ogle (right) presented a $400 gift to United Way of 1000 Lakes Executive Director, Kimberly Brink Smith (center) and Campaign Small Business Blitz Volunteer Luke Garner (left). Ogles pledged to donate 10% of grocery bag sales to the United Way’s community campaign during their Taste of the Holidays event on Thursday Nov. 21st. This year’s Community Campaign has raised $162,086 to date, and is over halfway to achieving its $305,000 goal to advance education, income and health in our community. 

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US Bank Supports United Way
US Bank Sales and Service Manager, Peggy Schagh, left, and US Bank Branch Manager, Heather Dodd, right, presented a $293 US Bank corporate gift to United Way of 1000 Lakes Executive Director, Kimberly Brink Smith, center. The United Way aims to raise $305,000 to support a net-work of more than 40 local programs and initiatives. United Way focuses on helping children succeed in school and life, providing tools for individuals and families to become financially stable, and addressing the critical basic needs of individuals and families experiencing hunger and homelessness.

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Here They Come to Save the Day!

Blandin Foundation, Itasca County and KOOTASCA employees took a moment to embrace their inner superheroes in support of the United Way’s Unleash Your Inner Hero campaign last week. The United Way campaign aims to raise $305,000 to support 27 local health and human service organizations, including Project READ; Campus Life; 4-H; YMCA; Grand Rapids, Deer River, Bigfork and Nashwauk food shelves; and Wellness Court.

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