United Way of Freeborn County

United Way of Freeborn County Uniting people and resources to improve lives. LIVE UNITED! United Way is a local nonprofit organization that collaborates with other organizations to connect people, resources and ideas to create a thriving community.
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We are focused on creating measurable and long-lasting improvements in the areas of Education, Income and Health. We have several commitees formed of community members who volunteer their time to make sure United Way is functioning at its best; to meet the needs of Freeborn County residents. A special Allocations Commitee ensures that donations are spent wisely and where they are needed most. Only

We are focused on creating measurable and long-lasting improvements in the areas of Education, Income and Health. We have several commitees formed of community members who volunteer their time to make sure United Way is functioning at its best; to meet the needs of Freeborn County residents. A special Allocations Commitee ensures that donations are spent wisely and where they are needed most. Only

Operating as usual

Help us spread the word for the Autism Support Group!
09/09/2021

Help us spread the word for the Autism Support Group!

09/08/2021

This morning our Executive Director was on Power 96 to talk about the local Autism Support Group! Their next meeting is on Monday, September 13th and includes a free meal, childcare and a virtual option for those that cannot attend in person.

To learn more about the Autism Support Group, please visit http://alautismsupportgroup.com/

https://fb.watch/7UzgtmKd2D/

Our partners at Albert Lea Learning Center is collaborating with Owatonna Adult Learning to offer this class! Start your...
09/01/2021

Our partners at Albert Lea Learning Center is collaborating with Owatonna Adult Learning to offer this class!
Start your new career path today!

Our partners at Albert Lea Learning Center is collaborating with Owatonna Adult Learning to offer this class!
Start your new career path today!

Safety Night was a success! Over 50 new hardcover books went home to happy children, and the roller coaster was rolling ...
08/11/2021

Safety Night was a success!

Over 50 new hardcover books went home to happy children, and the roller coaster was rolling non-stop!

Thanks to Albert Lea Convention and Visitors Bureau and Albert Lea Recreation for hosting a wonderful event.

Come see us at Morin Park from 4-7 today!
08/10/2021

Come see us at Morin Park from 4-7 today!

Come see us at Morin Park from 4-7 today!

We’re giving out free books tonight at Albert Lea Safety Night from 4-7pm - Come see us!
08/10/2021

We’re giving out free books tonight at Albert Lea Safety Night from 4-7pm -
Come see us!

We’re giving out free books tonight at Albert Lea Safety Night from 4-7pm -
Come see us!

08/10/2021

Ruth has been doing some quality fun control for our booth at Albert Lea Safety Night!
Come see what else we’ve got in store
TODAY 4-7 pm at Morin Park!

Need masks? United Way of Freeborn County has free masks available. Monday through Thursday on non-rainy days during bus...
08/04/2021

Need masks? United Way of Freeborn County has free masks available. Monday through Thursday on non-rainy days during business hours we will set a box outside our door. If you'd like to have masks for your business or to place in a basket by the door, please contact our office at 507-373-8670 or email [email protected] to make arrangements.

Freeborn County has been classified as a county with “high” level of community transmission of the COVID virus according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Data Tracker. Once counties reach that threshold, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health recommend that face coverings be worn in indoor public settings by all individuals – vaccinated or not. Please consider wearing a mask when in public indoor settings. Thank you!

The free items are out again! Lots have gone and more was added! This will be out until about 4-5ish tonight and put bac...
08/04/2021

The free items are out again! Lots have gone and more was added!
This will be out until about 4-5ish tonight and put back out tomorrow as well.
No messages about these items please!

2610 YH Hanson
Albert Lea

Free items outside out office! Christmas decor Frozen sleeping bagPots and pans Curtain rods ToasterGeorge Foreman grill...
08/02/2021

Free items outside out office!
Christmas decor
Frozen sleeping bag
Pots and pans
Curtain rods
Toaster
George Foreman grill
Dishes

And more added through the day.

Ready now until 3:00.

No holds or messages asking if something is still available please!

2610 YH Hanson, south side of building, dead center.

Free items outside out office!
Christmas decor
Frozen sleeping bag
Pots and pans
Curtain rods
Toaster
George Foreman grill
Dishes

And more added through the day.

Ready now until 3:00.

No holds or messages asking if something is still available please!

2610 YH Hanson, south side of building, dead center.

Freeborn County Fair – STAY SAFE…. Get It!! What: Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (One-Shot) Covid VaccinesWho: Anyone 12 ...
07/31/2021

Freeborn County Fair – STAY SAFE…. Get It!!
What: Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (One-Shot) Covid Vaccines
Who: Anyone 12 years old and older is eligible
When: August 3rd-7th 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Where: Under the Grandstand - Freeborn County Public Health

Gear up for school!
07/29/2021

Gear up for school!

We are so excited for our 4th Annual Backpack To School - Backpack Giveaway Event happening this Saturday, July 31st starting at 10am at Wireless World. We love being a part of the community and are so honored to be able to give back.
We want to thank all of the generous donors including our customers, employees and businesses who helped us make this event possible. Also a huge thank you to our vendors who reached out to support this event including @myvoicecomm, @gadgetguard, @Itskins, @zagg and @KyoceraMobile. We are so grateful.

While supplies last. Backpacks for students K-12 only. Child must be present to claim backpack.

Free table on Thursday, July 29th from 9:00-Noon only!! Some items may be inside. Find us at 2610 YH Hanson, south side ...
07/29/2021

Free table on Thursday, July 29th from 9:00-Noon only!!

Some items may be inside.

Find us at 2610 YH Hanson, south side of the building in the center.

School is just around the corner!!
07/28/2021

School is just around the corner!!

Can you help us out? Comment below or fill out this survey! We promise it's really short! https://forms.gle/uQocjP3XpvCq...
07/22/2021

Can you help us out? Comment below or fill out this survey! We promise it's really short!
https://forms.gle/uQocjP3XpvCq61D39

Albert Lea Daybreakers Kiwanis Albert Lea Rotary We're looking at you!! Tag some others!

Can you help us out? Comment below or fill out this survey! We promise it's really short!
https://forms.gle/uQocjP3XpvCq61D39

Albert Lea Daybreakers Kiwanis Albert Lea Rotary We're looking at you!! Tag some others!

07/21/2021

Need to learn how to promote your business or services on social media? Or those funny little quirks like...say....Facebook not letting you update your "adn" typo on your staff welcome post?
(Gee...who did that?!)
Learn new skills and share your frustrations at Southern Minnesota Social Media Breakfast!

She's got a full week under her belt and learned a LOT of information in that short of a time!
07/21/2021

She's got a full week under her belt and learned a LOT of information in that short of a time!

She's got a full week under her belt and learned a LOT of information in that short of a time!

Something exciting is happening today! Ginger is disappointed she won’t be on hand to great our newest team member in pe...
07/14/2021

Something exciting is happening today!
Ginger is disappointed she won’t be on hand to great our newest team member in person!
Stay tuned…

Don’t worry, Nikolle is still with us! Check out her new space too.

Sometimes you just need a little pet therapy at the office.This new baby needs a name! Got any ideas for us?
07/01/2021

Sometimes you just need a little pet therapy at the office.
This new baby needs a name! Got any ideas for us?

Join us today for our Day of Action! We're at the Senior Center today, helping to prep for the Senior Center Open House ...
06/07/2021

Join us today for our Day of Action!
We're at the Senior Center today, helping to prep for the Senior Center Open House on Wednesday, June 9th and the OPENING on Monday, June 14th!

Light cleaning, painting and jobs such as data entry and updating bulletin boards are all available.
We will be here today until about 2:30, but will update if we finish earlier.

Join us today for our Day of Action!
We're at the Senior Center today, helping to prep for the Senior Center Open House on Wednesday, June 9th and the OPENING on Monday, June 14th!

Light cleaning, painting and jobs such as data entry and updating bulletin boards are all available.
We will be here today until about 2:30, but will update if we finish earlier.

06/04/2021

Shout out to our partners who helped promote Screen-Free Week for the wellness of kids in Freeborn County. Thank you, Albert Lea Public Library, Freeborn County Statewide Health Improvement Partnership, Blue Zones Project Albert Lea, Albert Lea Convention & Visitors Bureau, Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce, Albert Lea Art Center, and Mayor Vern City of Albert Lea - City Hall for the proclamation of Screen-Free Week in Freeborn County!

Shout out to Balchem Corporation of Albert Lea for sponsoring Screen-Free Week through their Helping Hands Program! Balc...
06/02/2021

Shout out to Balchem Corporation of Albert Lea for sponsoring Screen-Free Week through their Helping Hands Program! Balchem hosted a employee drive to fill bags with kites, sidewalk chalk, bubbles and more!
Bags were donated to the local Head Start Classroom to encourage the kids to get OUTSIDE!

Last winter, we saw great response with our Community Shouts for Help with the Winter Gear Drive. Through those, we were...
06/01/2021

Last winter, we saw great response with our Community Shouts for Help with the Winter Gear Drive. Through those, we were able to meet EVERY single need we encountered.
We recently had a human service provider reach out with a request & we'd love to help!
If you have gently used or new items in the sizes in the photo, please give us a call!

Last winter, we saw great response with our Community Shouts for Help with the Winter Gear Drive. Through those, we were able to meet EVERY single need we encountered.
We recently had a human service provider reach out with a request & we'd love to help!
If you have gently used or new items in the sizes in the photo, please give us a call!

This Memorial Day, we encourage you to support the Albert Lea American Legion Post 56 in their full schedule of events f...
05/31/2021

This Memorial Day, we encourage you to support the Albert Lea American Legion Post 56 in their full schedule of events for Memorial Day.

Thanks for a great Screen-Free Week! 60 pledges ✔️47 bags filled with outdoor toys donated by Balchem Corporation of Alb...
05/27/2021

Thanks for a great Screen-Free Week!
60 pledges ✔️
47 bags filled with outdoor toys donated by Balchem Corporation of Albert Lea for children in our Head Start Classroom ✔️
7 Winners✔️
1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER of a gift card to Broadway Bike Co. ✔️
AND A WHOLE LOT OF FUN!

Thanks for a great Screen-Free Week!
60 pledges ✔️
47 bags filled with outdoor toys donated by Balchem Corporation of Albert Lea for children in our Head Start Classroom ✔️
7 Winners✔️
1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER of a gift card to Broadway Bike Co. ✔️
AND A WHOLE LOT OF FUN!

Accepting these items on behalf of one of our fantastic partner agencies!
05/20/2021

Accepting these items on behalf of one of our fantastic partner agencies!

Accepting these items on behalf of one of our fantastic partner agencies!

Mayo Clinic Health System is working to make it easier for you to get the vaccine!
05/19/2021

Mayo Clinic Health System is working to make it easier for you to get the vaccine!

Walk-in Clinics for COVID-19 Vaccinations Thursday, May 20, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thanks for a great final pop up pantry! We didn’t get many pictures today, but there was some puppy love, neighbors help...
05/14/2021

Thanks for a great final pop up pantry!

We didn’t get many pictures today, but there was some puppy love, neighbors helping neighbors, the art of flag dancing and a little bit of a break in a comfy chair.

05/11/2021
Screen-Free Week Winners

ANNOUNCEMENT OF DRAWING RECIPIENTS BELOW!

We are so proud of everyone who took a pledge to be intentional about their screen time during Screen-Free Week. You did it! Do not forget to head to https://www.unitedwayfc.org/screen-free-week and print off your certificate of completion. We hope to continue to build on this initiative every year. Hopefully, every participant and their families made some fun memories and maybe even created a good habit! Thank you to everyone who joined in on the fun and to all our partners in this initiative.
PRIZE DRAWING RECIPIENTS:
Josie D.
Christopher J.
Caroline
Christie N.
Macie D.
Mariah D,
Ava B.
Marley T.

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2610 YH Hanson Ave
Albert Lea, MN
56007

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(507) 373-8670

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What is the United Way?

\United Way is a local nonprofit organization that engages community members in identifying local resources to address the greatest needs in Freeborn County.

United Way was established in 1887 to address emerging community needs. To read more about the history of the organization, click here: UWW History

The United Way of Freeborn County was established in 1927 to meet the needs of Freeborn County residents. United Way of Freeborn County addresses the root cause of issues focused on the areas of Education, Income and Health.

Our mission is uniting people and resources to improve lives. United Way of Freeborn County collaborates to connect people, resources and ideas to create a thriving community characterized by measurable and long-lasting improvements in education, income and health.

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