Invest Boldly

How can you invest boldly in your community?

Through donating, offering payroll deductions or hosting a United Way campaign at your workplace, you and your coworkers can make a positive impact on our community.


When you make individual contributions to United Way, your donation is an investment in the future of our community. Because of your investments, United Way of Crow Wing and Cass Counties is able to support fiscally sound, innovative, local non-profit programs that accomplish a lot.

By donating:

  • U provide nearly 2,100 children a book in the mail every month through Imagination Library, improving early childhood literacy.
  • U connect volunteers to nonprofit needs in your community.
  • U feed 7,000 meals to kids who may otherwise go hungry during summer break
  • U provide nearly 3,000 rides so home-bound senior citizens (many of whom are veterans) can attend adult day services.
  • U provide nearly 900 women and children with improved safety and support after being victims of domestic abuse.
  • U help over 700 local families with assistance during a family, financial, mental health, or other crisis.
  • U financially support the work of 37 local nonprofit programs

That's the Power of U.

Offer Payroll Deductions at Your Company:

United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties provides local companies an opportunity to facilitate the donation process. Through the ease of payroll deductions, employees can make incremental donations from each paycheck which allows them to give back to their community without needing to write a larger check at the end of the year.  It's easy, for both employers and employees.

How it works
What United Way does:
  • Meets with employers to explain who we are and what we do, and answers any questions they may have
  • Works with employers to provide all necessary information to employees and answers any questions necessary for employees to make informed decisions
  • Assists your payroll department in any way possible to make giving simple for all who choose to contribute
  • Provides opportunities for your employees in a no-pressure environment
  • Respects your time and your environment.
What the company does:
  • Allows United Way to provide information about United Way and donation forms to employees
  • Provides an opportunity for payroll deductions as a way for employees to invest boldly in their community

To learn more about how your company can help support United Way, please contact Jennifer at 218-829-2619 or at

Host a United Way Campaign

If you are interested in hosting a larger scale campaign with fun events to engage your employees, we’re happy to assist with that as well.  See our campaign idea book here for examples of additional activities:  United Way Campaign Idea Book or download our calendar to find fun ways to inform, activate and support employees around each month's theme. 

Interested in coordinating a campaign at your workplace? Find more information here.