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!
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 flyer.
When: Third Friday of every month.
Next Date: February 21, 2014
Appointments: Call 612-821-2802
Where: St. Croix Family Medical Clinic
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (to 651.439.8487) by February 15, 2014.
UWWCE is hiring a AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison. Click here to view the job posting and details.
Find out more about what the Community Services group has been up to here!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Use the widget below to donate a meal to a family in need. Click here to learn more about this project.
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!
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.