United Way of Cass Clay

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…

A Step Towards the Future: New Preschool Center Opens in West Fargo

So far, 29 students have enrolled to take class in the Lodoen Kindergarten Center building

FARGO, N.D. — A new preschool in West Fargo opens its doors. The Early Childhood Center currently has 29 students, and looks to accommodate 120 early learners in the future. Located in the former Lodoen Kindergarten Center, the new program came to life due to partnerships with the YMCA, West Fargo Public Schools, and United Way of Cass–Clay. Educators say giving…

Local Students Receive Mental Health Assistance Courtesy of United Way

Part of $6 million raised last year went towards mental health initiatives

FARGO, N.D. — Last year, United Way of Cass–Clay raised a record $6 million. As part of its mission, the organization used a portion of those funds to help education in Cass and Clay Counties. “If we prepare children to succeed, we can really accomplish all of our bold community goals. The foundation is making sure that young people have what…

First Ever “Live United Community Carnival” Supports United Way of Cass-Clay

The event was hosted by First International Bank and Trust

FARGO, N.D. — Kids got a chance to burn off their leftover summertime fuel at a new event supporting United Way of Cass- Clay. Staff members at First International Bank and Trust decided to get creative with their annual community event at Rheault Park. “We wanted to come up with an event that the community could partake with us and that’s…

Blue Cross Blue Shield Unites Fargo with Local Food

Part of the money made from each food truck went to the United Way of Cass-Clay

FARGO– Food is a great way to bring people together, especially for a good cause. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota hosted its first Eat United Food Truck Feed. Poke Bowl, Pico, and Jumbo’s food truck were just a couple of the food trucks at the event. Part of the money made from each food truck went to the…

Texas Q BBQ Teams Up with Fargo Park District to Serve Food for a Purpose

The "Food Truck for a Purpose" supports United Way of Cass-Clay

FARGO, N.D. — People had the chance to taste some authentic Texas barbeque as part of the Fargo Park District’s “Food Truck for a Purpose” program. Throughout the summer, many food trucks have set up shop at The Depot in partnership with the park district to raise funds for certain causes. Texas Q Barbeque took part in the program to support…

Moorhead Woman Gathers Backpacks from United Way to Donate to Others

Chanon Anderson has collected backpacks for New American children for the last five years

FARGO, N.D. — Stacks upon stacks of backpacks lined the walls inside the FargoDome, but a select few were stacked in bins, handled with care, and delivered to one Moorhead woman. However, Chanon Anderson isn’t keeping any to herself. “It’s just, you know, to help the families out, it’s like Christmas to me to give the kids their backpacks, the joy…

United Way Reaches Backpack Goal And Sets Distribution Times

20th Annual United Way School Supply Drive

FARGO, N.D. — The United Way of Cass-Clay has reached its goal of collecting 6,000 backpacks to give away. The backpacks for the 20th Annual United Way School Supply Drive are being packed by volunteers right now at the Fargodome. Last year, 5,800 backpacks were collected and donated to local K through 12th grade students. This year’s 6,000 backpacks will…

United Way of Cass-Clay Begins 20th Annual School Supply Drive

Having all of the school supplies you need is not a given for every student

FARGO, N.D.– United Way of Cass–Clay is providing students with the materials they need to succeed in school. Having all the school supplies you need is not a given for every student. “Even walking into school and not having a backpack that first day, that excitement is kind of gone, that excitement of being just like everyone else in the…