Change in our communities can only happen through many hands and many minds. For 39 years, United Way of Becker County has been working on behalf of our donors and partner programs and many other community-minded individuals and corporations to help people and to make a difference. In 2021, United Way invested over $225,000 back into our county - changing the lives of children, youth, families, men and women and seniors - sometimes at the most desperate and vulnerable times of their lives.
Our volunteers make what we do possible. We are very fortunate to have a small army of volunteers reaching out to others to make life better for all of us.
Our donors create the possibility. They give us the opportunity to identify and affect the need in our communities, creating a light in the lives of people right here in Becker County.
Our 32 partner agencies, initiatives, and community programs currently provide services and programs to nearly one of every two LOCAL community members. This past year we have filled over 8,500 backpacks with food for hungry kids. Over 300 seniors and disabled citizens were assisted with home projects on Day of Caring. And the food pantry distributed over 255 tons of food to those in need.
The heart of United Way is helping people. It always has been and always will continue to be our main goal. Thank you for the continued support we receive from our generous communities. KINDNESS HAS TAKEN FLIGHT! Your support and countless volunteer hours have allowed our Partner Programs and the people they serve to soar!
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 Club of White Earth
Caregivers Support Group
Cornerstone Hornet's Hive
Day of Caring
Detroit Lakes Adult Basic Education
DLALC Leadership Training
Essentia St. Mary's Assistive Technologies
Essentia St. Mary's Healthy Alternatives
Food 4 Thought Backpack Program
Hospice of the Red River Valley
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 & Family Services