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Stuff the Bus 2014

Join us on Tuesday, August 26 for Stuff the Bus

Help meet the needs of kids in the Stillwater Area School District by donating school supplies. Stop by Stillwater Area High School between 4:00-7:00pm to drop off school supplies, sort supplies for hygiene kits, and assemble healthy snack packs. Contact Sara Pennebecker at 651-439-7434 or with questions.

Can't make it to the event?

Drop off supplies at any of these locations: Community Thread or United Way of Washington County-East.Stuff the Bus

No time to shop?

Click here to make a financial donation.

Sponsor the event

Learn more here.

Top Supplies Needed

Trapper Keepers, 3-Ring Binders, Calculators (Basic & Graphing), Folders, Notebooks, Pens and Pencils, Headphones, Locker Organizers, Backpacks, Sweatpants, Tennis Shoes, and of course any other supplies are appreciated.


Posted 6.30.2014

Big Hats, Big Hearts: a day at the derby for a great cause

The afternoon will start off with mint juleps and light refreshments as we wager for a cause on the winning horse. Fun prizes, great networking, and the chance to meet a real horse (neigh yay!) will follow as we raise money to support single working moms in Washington County. Click here for more information!

Posted 3.14.2014

UPDATE: Empty Bowls begins at 3pm at Stillwater Area High School. Youth United Way's Empty Bowls - Thursday, March 6th!

Click here to register for Youth United Way's Empty Bowls - Thursday, March 6th! Now featuring special student prices. More about Empty Bowls here.

Posted 2.27.2014

Need help with dental work?

A great way to get high-quality, affordable dental health services in the St. Croix Valley. Click here to learn more about the Dental Van. Free cleanings, exams, x-rays, sealants, and dental care are available to those who qualify, and at a greatly reduced cost for all. Click here to see the dental van van

When: Third Friday of every month.

Next Date: February 21, 2014

Appointments: Call 612-821-2802

Where: St. Croix Family Medical Clinic

Posted 2.13.2014

Great way to get involved!

We are now making preparations for the United Way of Washington County-East annual Community Investment Allocations process. You may have already served as a Community Investment volunteer in the past. If so, THANK YOU! If you have never served in this capacity, it's a great opportunity and important way to support our community.

According to a volunteer from 2013:

"I enjoyed the opportunity to give back to my community. I didn't realize that so many of our neighbors were struggling and needed our help. We are so lucky to live in the beautiful St. Croix Valley and I want to be sure it stays a strong and healthy community in the future. I highly recommend this volunteer opportunity!"

Community Investment volunteer panels participate in the process to make important, and often difficult decisions, regarding grant applications from partner agencies. Each volunteer is provided with background information and training, program applications to review, and is assigned to one of four "panels" of 10-15 volunteers. The panels are: Basic Needs, Health, Youth, and Self-Sufficiency. Each panel is led by an experienced United Way board member who will guide the group in reviewing applications and come to consensus on funding recommendations for our partners.

The process requires attendance at TWO meetings (with agency visits in between meetings) on the following schedule:

  • First meeting is on TUESDAY, March 11, 5-8:30 PM

  • Second meeting TUESDAY April 8, 5-8:30 PM

Please join us as we achieve our local United Way mission to "unite our community and local resources to give each person the opportunity to build a better life." To get involved, please return this application by US MAIL, email attachment (to or fax (to 651.439.8487) by February 15, 2014.

Posted 1/30/2014

Labor Liasion Job Posting

UWWCE is hiring a AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison. Click here to view the job posting and details.

Posted 1.18.2014

Check out the 2013 Labor Progress Report

Find out more about what the Community Services group has been up to here!

Posted 1.18.2013

Welcoming 8 new board members this January!

United Way of Washington County-East completed the board nomination process and is pleased to announce the addition of eight new board members. Our new board members bring a broad range of experience and will be a great asset to this community. UWWCE is locally-governed, locally-focused and committed to working collaboratively to build better lives right here in the Valley. With strong leadership and community involvement, we are an essential asset to serve those in need and keep our community strong. We will continue to address the highest priority community issues through the work of our strong local board, staff, hundreds of volunteers and effective programs that reach youth; provide basic needs; improve health; and support self-sufficiency.

Matt Richie | Administrator of the Stillwater Medical Group. He has been with the clinic since 2009. Matt has a lot of experience supporting United Way including serving as a Campaign Chair for Grand Rapids before moving to Stillwater.

Jane Roehl | Manager of Operations for BlueCross & BlueShield of MN. Jane will be celebrating her 20 year anniversary in April and has worked in a variety of leadership roles throughout her career at BCBS.

Jennifer Hanson | Project Manager/Architect in IT eBusiness at 3M. Jen has been a long-time member of the 3M IT United Way Leadership Team. Jen will earn an MBA from the U of M's Carlson School in 2014.

Rommel Carlson | Human Resources Manager for UPS, based in Minneapolis and living in Woodbury. Rommel comes highly recommended by Jeff Johnson; our previous board member from UPS. He has a lot of experience with United Way campaigns at UPS.

Carrie Higgs | Project Manager for Special Projects for Cub Corporate in Stillwater. Carrie has served in this role for 8 years.

Kerstin Furneisen | Production Artist for Ivie and Associates. She works onsite at Cub Corporate in Stillwater focusing on their weekly circular and coupon ad books.

Doug Schmidt | Tax manager for Andersen Windows. Doug is responsible for overseeing the sales tax function of the tax department.

Breanne Decorsey | Community Relations and Marketing Director at Lakeview Hospice. She has been in healthcare for 9 years. Bre's family owned a local business in Stillwater for 33 years.

Posted 1.18.2014

Youth United Way's Empty Bowls 2014!

You can reserve your spot at the 2014 Empty Bowls now! Click here to view the online registration tool.
What's Empty Bowls? Check out the website to learn more about the event.

Posted 1/13/2014

2014 Community Allocation Resources Avaliable Now!

United Way of Washington County-East is preparing their 2014 allocation process. Over 40 local community members volunteer for the panels. These panels review applications, complete on-site visits to the agencies and vote on funding decisions. Click here to visit the page to download the checklist, cover sheet, application and volunteer forms.

Posted 11.25.2013

Women's Leadership Council & WAND Workshops

Our Women's Leadership Council in partnership with WAND (Women Achieving New Direction) is offering two workshops to single mothers that are interested in upgrading their job. The workshops are free to attend but space is limited. Call WAND at 651-604-3516 or UWWCE at 651.439.383 for more information or to register. Click here to view the brochure and learn more about the workshops.

Posted 11.25.2013

2013 Annual Report

United Way of Washington County-East has finalized their 2013 Annual Report. Click here to view the report and learn even more about the work your local United Way does!

Posted 11.19.2013

Sprirt of Giving a HUGE Success!

Spirit of Giving was a great success! On October 26th, almost 200 people packed the Pub 112 in Downtown Stillwater to eat, dance and party for United Way of Washington County-East. Photos are online on Facebook - "like" our page and tag yourself in the photos!

Posted 11.19.2013

Breakfast with Santa 2013

Breakfast with Santa will be held at the Valley Ridge Mall on Saturday, December 14th, 2013, 9am-noon. Santa arrives at 9:30am! Free photos with Santa and Christmas crafts for the kids. Breakfast also provided for a suggested donation of $5 (adults) and $2 (kids). All proceeds donated to United Way of Washington County-East!

Posted 11.12.2013

Holiday Hope 2013

Use the widget below to donate a meal to a family in need. Click here to learn more about this project.

Posted 11.5.2013

Bill Lunn of KSTP-TV News shares why he volunteers with United Way of Washington County-East

Posted 9.24.2013

Youth United Way Announced new Presidents!

Youth United Way recently elected their two new presidents for this school year - Sydney Kuball and Lillyan Pan. Both girls are seniors at Stillwater Area High School and are excited to help make Youth United Way even MORE successful this year!

Posted 9.24.2013

Campaign Video unveiling!

This great campaign video, donated by Courtney Arcese of LoveBrain Films, will debute at the Community Leadership Breakfast tomorrow morning! The video features four personal stories of community members that have been helped by the programs we fund! Thank you to Tiki Jadoo, Lucille Williams Harvey, Denise, Donna, Deb, and Bob and Ardis Johnson for participating in this meaningful video.

Posted 9.11.2013


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