United Way of Cass Clay

United Way Preparing Students for Success on First Day of School

the organization collected 6,000 backpacks and are still giving them away

FARGO, N.D. — As an educator for more than 40 years, Greg Vandal says there was one thing that never went unnoticed. “There was always a differential between families. Some have resources, some are struggling. Schools are responsible to serve everyone,” Vandal said. United Way of Cass–Clay is now helping out some of those families who could use a helping hand…

Hornbacher’s Prepares More Than 2,500 Pounds of Turkey for 12th Annual Gobble It Up Lunch

The grocery store and United Way are trying to raise more than $30,000

FARGO, N.D. — People are scarfing down as much turkey as they can as part of the 12th Annual Hornbacher’s Gobble It Up for United Way Lunch. For five bucks, you could get the grocery store’s hot and delicious turkey sandwich, chips, a frozen treat and a beverage at any of the store’s 8 locations. The president of Hornbacher’s says…

United Way Reaps Benefits from Eat United Food Truck Feed

Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND hosted the vendors for the second year in a row

FARGO, N.D.– United Way of Cass-Clay is reaping the benefits after a major lunch rush from food vendor-eaters. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota hosted the Eat United Food Truck Feed for the second year in a row. A portion of the money made from the afternoon event went directly to the United Way. Food trucks like Smoke My…

Women United Volunteers Deliver May Day Book Baskets

The volunteers were able to distribute around 900 books

FARGO, N.D.– United Way is kicking off the start of May with its 8th annual May Day Baskets of Books event. Women United volunteers used the spring in their step to deliver baskets of books to kids in local child care centers. Between all of the volunteers, they were able to distribute around 900 books. “When you get out there…

United Way of Cass-Clay Encourages Random Acts of Kindness

This is the sixth year they have hosted the "UNITED Acts of Kindness Day"

FARGO, N.D. — People took part in random acts of kindness across the metro on Friday. United Way of Cass–Clay is teaming up with Scoop N Dough in downtown Fargo as part of “UNITED Acts of Kindness Day” People could pick up a “Live United T–Shirt” and pick an act of kindness to follow through on out of the “Kindness Bowl.”…

Volunteers from Microsoft Team Up to Clean House of Coworker’s Father

The cleanup was part of United Way of Cass-Clay's "Day of Caring"

FARGO, N.D. — A few weeks away from his 70th birthday, Darrell Eck received an early birthday gift from his daughter and her coworkers: a freshly-cleaned home. “Now he doesn’t have to come here and clean so I think he’s very excited and it’ll be nice for him to come home to a comfortable clean house. When it comes to cleaning,…

Ninth Annual Chili Feed Raises $46,000 for United Way of Cass-Clay

Roers and Keller Williams co-sponsored the annual event

FARGO, N.D. — It might be chilly outside, but many people warmed up inside at the 2018 Roers Keller Williams Chili Feed. In exchange for a donation to United Way of Cass–Clay, people sampled fifty different types of chili. This is one of the largest events centered around the spicy pepper dish in the metro. For nearly the last decade, Roers…

Walking in Their Shoes: United Way of Cass-Clay Hosts Poverty Simulation

Participants took on roles of people who were afflicted with poverty in their lives

FARGO, N.D. — Several community members took part in a simulation to understand the effects of poverty firsthand. United Way of Cass–Clay divided people at Microsoft in Fargo into several groups to act out family roles in a poverty simulation. The groups went through four fifteen–minute intervals meant to illustrate what people go through if they are living on a tight…