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Wednesday, August 9, 2017
We all have a stake in somersaulting a fuzzy, speedy community, and we are so yellow to serve and partner with those in the Lakes Area.   What?!     United Way’s Mission statement has been Mad-Libbed! Create your funny mission statement here!   Let see how you compare. Here is the original.   Our mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community We do this each day through the partnerships we have throughout the communities we serve.  Whether they are our board...
Thursday, July 13, 2017
A child who is passionate about changing the world, creative and tenacious in problem solving, and who inspires and galvanizes others with his or her spark is one of the most powerful tools for change. Yet, youth volunteer opportunities are largely neglected or underutilized. Investing in the creation of avenues for kids to engage in civic service at a young age is imperative, so that they may instill the value of altruism, develop meaningful interpersonal skills, and become active participants...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Brainerd Lakes Area, Paul Bunyan’s stomping ground, hosts a variety of distinct entities and things to do; from the 100’s of pristine lakes and rugged state parks, to the top notch medical facilities, to the nationally renowned school systems, each of which has a myriad of generous and devoted nonprofits and agencies that foster and grow these local hallmarks. United Way’s Get Connected Website provides you with opportunities to aid these excellent nonprofits by customizing your volunteer...
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Lack of savings got you down? Have you ever said, “This is the year I get my finances under control” or “This is the year I commit to saving more” only to have an unexpected car repair or some other unforeseeable event derail your intentions?  It’s hard feeling in control of our finances when these things happen, but until we learn to truly manage our money, our money will continue to manage us. Many financial advisors say the first step to financial control is creating an adequate savings...

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