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June 2016
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Day of Action - Women United 
Community Baby Shower
Being a new mom is tough. Imagine the stress of a newborn on top of struggling to make ends meet. 

Women United is collecting baby items at area businesses to ease the burden for this year's Day of Action. Want to help? 

Donation ideas:
  • Diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • Diaper Cream
  • New Clothes 
  • Formula
  • Shampoo
  • Lotion
  • Onesies
  • Toys 
  • Washcloths
  • Blankets
Get creative! Any baby item will be a welcome addition to the drive. (0-18 months is recommended) You may also choose to make a  monetary donation  and let Women United do the shopping for you! 

Items can be donated at these local businesses: 
  • US Bank (Main, South, Arrowhead and North locations)
  • McQuade Dist. 
  • American Bank Center (North & Mandan locations)
  • North Dakota Banking Assoc.
  • Alliance Real Estate
  • Bartlett & West
  • ND Capitol Bldg.
  • Eide Bailly
  • ND Guaranty & Title
  • KXMB
  • Dakota Community Bank (South Location)
  • Unisys
Women United will prepare baskets for struggling parents and/or single moms served by a variety of agencies in our community.

Find more information on the website

Get Involved! 
ISO Community Impact Reviewers
Did you know that each year, trained volunteers review, score, and make funding recommendations on every application that MSA United Way receives? 

Volunteers are the core of all that we do here at United Way, and we're looking for people to join our application review team.

Are you community-minded and interested in taking a critical look at how we can best address community needs? This is perfect for you!
Upcoming Events

September 19-22

September 22
Teaming Up to Fight Hunger
MSA United Way fills gaps and solves problems in our community. Local partners have expressed concerns to United Way that people are going hungry in our community. 

In fact, over 7,000 people in Bismarck-Mandan are dealing with hunger issues.  During the school year, children may have breakfast and lunch at school and then receive a United Way backpack of food over the weekends. However, during the summertime, North Dakota only reaches 7% of those kids. Resources are even scarcer for adults. We decided that people going hungry in our community cannot be a reality. 

But it takes help from everyone.

While we work on a long-term solution, United Way has identified a short-term plan to meet the immediate need. Bismarck Public Schools, Great Plains Food Bank and Mandan Public Schools have teamed up with United Way to offer meals for children and adults through the summer. 

If you're like us and think it's unacceptable that people are going hungry this summer in our community, here are a few ways you can help: 
  • Donate to help feed hungry neighbors this summer. We've currently raised only about $5,000 of the $20,000 we need. 
     
  • Share the flyer and help us spread the word about the summer lunch program to those in need.
Day of Caring - August 10
We're ramping up. Don't miss out on the fun!

This community volunteer day attracts 1,000 volunteers who save local non-profits hundreds of thousands of dollars that can be reinvested into life-changing programs that impact our community. 

Get involved: 
  • Know of a project or a non-profit that could use a little help from some friends? Tell them about Day of Caring! Our hearts are huge and our talents are diverse. Volunteers can help with anything from painting to cleaning, from yard work to electrical work. 
     
  • Interested in improving our community for the better? Volunteer registration begins at the end of June. 
     
  • Tell your friends about it. Find more information on the website or share the Facebook event.   
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive a SUCCESS
2016 Total = 55,300 pounds of food delivered to food pantries across Bismarck/Mandan. 

Now THAT'S impressive!
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