UNITED WAY

United Way Kicks Off 21st Annual School Supply Drive

You can donate until August 1

FARGO, N.D. — Pens and paper might not mean much to you at first glance, for many students in Cass and Clay counties, it makes a huge difference when they start school. United Way is kicking off its annual school supply drive. Showing up to the first day of school with the right supplies is not only necessary, but also…

Women Celebrate Completing United Way’s 35 Under 35 Program

The program helps women practice leadership skills and get engaged in the community

FARGO, N.D. — Thirty five women under the age of thirty five are being honored after finishing the United Way Leadership Program. The women are joined by over two hundred mentors, family members, and friends during the celebration. The six–month program is designed to help women get engaged in the community and practice leadership skills. Women get to hear from local…

United Way Helps Expand MATBUS Service to Industrial Park

The new route will start in August

FARGO, N.D. — A new United Way initiative will benefit workers, companies and the city of Fargo. There are over 19,000 jobs in Industrial Park, the area north of Main Avenue and west of I–29. It houses over 40 businesses, but because of the location, it’s causing a workforce shortage. “It’s not just us either, it’s all different areas of the…

United Way Emerging Leaders Hear from Wealthiest Man in North Dakota

Gary Tharaldson has a net worth of $900 million according to Forbes

FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds of young professionals attended the United Way Emerging Leaders kickoff event. They got to hear from the wealthiest man in North Dakota, Gary Tharaldson, who shared his knowledge on people–driven leadership. Tharaldson, a hotel magnate, has a net worth of $900 million according to Forbes. “This event was open to the public because we wanted to give…

United Way’s Women UNITED Luncheon Helps Expand Early Childhood Education

Proceeds go towards school supplies, counseling, and childcare

FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds of women gathered for United Way’s Women United luncheon, which helps kids get the best start they can in life. United Way says 90 percent of a child’s brain is developed before age 5, and that’s why it’s important to invest in early childhood education. “We want kids to reach their full potential. If they can enter…

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,…

Pico Food Truck Joins Fargo Park District for “Food Truck for a Purpose”

A portion of the profits will be donated United Way of Cass-Clay

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Park District hosted Pico Food Truck as part of its “Food Truck for a Purpose” series. The truck was set up in front of Courts Plus Community Fitness, so people coming out of the gym could grab some freshly made tacos. A part of the profits from every meal sold will be donated to United Way of…

United Way Needs Community’s Help to Collect 500 Backpacks for Kids

It's part of their School Supply Drive

FARGO, N.D. — The United Way of Cass-Clay needs the community’s help to collect 6,000 backpacks for their School Supply Drive. They’re just 500 backpacks short of their goal. United Way also needs more donations of scissors and college-ruled notebooks. This is the 20th year of the school supply drive. Last year, United Way collected 58-hundred backpacks for students from 65…

“Share a Story” Literacy Event Cultivates a Lifelong Love for Reading

Kids could take home a free book and meet PBS character Daniel Tiger

FARGO, N.D. — Many children enjoyed the sunny day by learning about the wonders of reading. The Share a Story Family Literacy Event provided an opportunity for kids to pick up a book, play some fun games, and enjoy a nice day at Rheault Farm. Some kids even had the chance to meet Daniel Tiger, the main character of Daniel Tiger’s…

United Way Celebrates May Day with Baskets of Books

They filled traditional May Day baskets with books instead of candy

FARGO, N.D. — United Way of Cass–Clay celebrated May Day with a special twist on traditional May Day baskets. They filled the baskets with books instead of flowers and candy. “While as fun candy and treats are in a May Day basket we decided to put books in those May Day baskets because we wanted to make sure kids are prepared…