November 2020
UWYC Wednesday Wins
Kim's Corner

Reflecting on Gratitude and the Gift of Helping

I am often reminded of the importance of caring for the needs of those around me. Every day we have the opportunity to reach out to those who need love and support—and show them compassion. We can use our hands to touch them, our ears to listen to their cries and our hearts to love them. Most importantly we can use our resources to connect them to important life-changing services. For this, I am grateful.

What a privilege it is to be able to give food to those who are hungry, to visit those who are sick or to spend time with, encourage those who feel discouraged, and financially support organizations like United Way. We can be the light, a glimmer of hope, to those in need. 

We are in the midst of our campaign season—fighting tirelessly for our community. Won’t you please consider a gift to support our efforts to help care for those in our community that can’t care for themselves? United Way of Yellowstone County is a gift to the community and we are grateful for your support.
Our building is still operating on a limited basis, please reach out to us directly to ensure someone will be around if you need to stop by.
We are in the midst of our Annual Campaign. Every year we rely on the community's generosity of giving to ensure the vital programs we run, the coalitions we host, and the support to our local nonprofit partners can continue.

We understand that the past 6 months have left a lot of our neighbors in difficult financial position. If you are in need of resources, 211 is available by phone or website to get you connected.
If you are able, consider participating in this year's Annual Campaign.
Workplace Campaigns
If your workplace is running a Campaign, please fill out your pledge card.

If you would like more information about running a Campaign, reach out to our Communications and Campaign Coordinator - Lisa McDaniel
We are harnessing the power of social media with a Peer-to-Peer Campaign this year.

Simply donate and feel good for making a difference!

Take it a step further and hardness your network to make an even bigger impact!

Online Giving
As always, our website is able to accept your one-time or recurring donation.

You can also mail your contribution to:

United Way of Yellowstone County
2173 Overland Ave
Billings, MT 59101
MT Eviction Intervention Project
Do you know someone facing eviction? Because of COVID-19 and the impending winter weather, they may have additional protections. Below is a list of resources for our neighbors to ensure they know our rights and can remain safe. Everything in bolded font is a direct link to the information.

  • Montana Law Help Website
  • Provides information about many different legal implications of Covid needs; FAQ for the issues and a chat feature

  • Emergency Housing Assistance Program funds
  • This deadline was moved up recently. Please pass the word along if someone was planning on applying
  • Neighborworks MT has a grant from DPHHS to help people fill out the application. 
  • Email:
  • Call: 406.604.4500
  • Those receiving Section 8 housing assistance or other forms of government housing assistance are not eligible for this grant
  • Resource Listings
  • Montana 211
  • HRDC
Ongoing Events
  • Caring in Action
  • We are pivoting our annual volunteer day - Day of Caring - to perpetually providing high-quality volunteer opportunities for businesses, groups and individuals! It is our hope that this shift will allow for more flexibility with agencies and companies to make a big impact in Yellowstone County while abiding by current health precautions.
  • 2020 Annual Campaign
  • The work we do cannot be accomplished without the support of our community. We are gearing up for a more modern campaign with better ways for you to connect with our work!
  • Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive
  • Stop in at Barnes & Noble to check some holiday shopping off your list. While you are there, donate a book to the Annual Holiday Book Drive. All donated books will be given to a child in our community.

Does your family, service organization, social group or company want to give back to our community through volunteering? Click the picture above to view current volunteer opportunities in Yellowstone County!

If you would like your organization's opportunities listed, contact Pam: