When the first airplane took flight over a century ago, it was historic proof that big ideas really can become reality. The Wright brothers had a vision, and their creative persistence ultimately led to a flying machine that would change the world. What started as just an idea in someone’s mind, turned into action, improvement, and grew momentum
until it took flight.
What great ideas do you have? Not every idea is going to be “an airplane”, but each of us has thoughts that can positively impact our community. Something as simple as a kind thought can spark a generous idea that takes flight and helps fill the needs of the people around us.
Our 32 partner programs are each an example of Kindness Taking Flight. Generous donations from people like you are the momentum needed to keep these amazing programs up and supporting our friends and neighbors here in Becker County. Let’s help them soar.
A challenge moving forward: The Wright brothers had a thought that changed the world. From now on, every time you see an airplane flying overhead, I challenge you to think a kind thought and allow kindness to take flight.
United Way of Becker County
2022–2023 United Way President
UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN TOOLKIT
Contributions by community businesses and employees to our annual employee payroll campaign is what helps United Way of Becker County support the agencies and organizations listed on this page. Each fall, volunteers visit the local business community to share campaign information and get people excited about Living United.
If you are a business that would like to have an impact on the lives of many living in our communities, please contact us and we will be happy to meet with you.
If you are a business that already participates in our annual employee payroll campaign and you are looking for resources to make this year's campaign a big hit with your employees, check out these fun flyers! You are welcome to make use of the art files to create your own posters, flyers, web, and social media promotions. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to get involved, so if there is anything else we can provide to assist you please let us know!
A Place to Belong
Back to School Supply Drive
Becker County Senior Coordinator
Becker County Food Pantry
Boys & Girls Club of Detroit Lakes
Boys & Girls Clubs of White Earth
Day of Caring
Detroit Lakes Adult Basic Education
DLALC Leadership Training
Essentia St. Mary's Assistive Technologies
Food 4 Thought Backpack Program
Frazee Neighbor to Neighbor
Hospice of the Red River Valley Grief Support
Imagination Library Lakes Area
Lake Park ALERT
Lake Park Audubon Summer Literacy Academy
Lakes Area YES Network
Lakes Crisis & Resource Center
Lakes Homes Respite Care
Partners in Parenting
Patriot Assistance Dogs
Reach Out For Warmth Fuel Assistance
Transitional Shelter/ Emergency Family Services