City of Grand Rapids
2019-2020 United Way Campaign
Our community has a proud tradition of coming together to help others. As part of our efforts to strengthen our area, the City of Grand Rapids is offering employees the opportunity to support their community through United Way of 1000 Lakes.
United Way cares deeply for things that are worth fighting for, like preparing preschoolers for kindergarten, preparing youth for success, helping families become financially stable, and providing essential human needs like food, shelter, and safety.
From Dec. 4th through Dec. 18th, you will have the opportunity to play your part by giving through easy payroll deduction, one-time or recurring cash/check/credit card, or bill me options.
Thank you in advance for considering how you can participate in this year’s campaign.
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United Way Events December 04, 2019
Ugly Sweater Day: On Thursday, Dec.5, 2019 wear your ugliest, brightest, most obnoxious, holiday sweater to work, class, (or just out-and-about) to support your local United Way. Join us for some holiday cheer from 5-7 pm on December 6th at NoPo Coffee Co. (coffee drinks, specialty beer & wine for purchase). Make a suggested $5.00 minimum donation online, at your workplace, (or at the door)!
Campaign Celebration & Best of Awards: Join United Way in celebrating the culmination of the 2019-20 Campaign season on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The evening begins at 4:30 p.m. with networking and social followed by a program at 5:30 p.m. with highlights from the past year, recognition and volunteer awards, live music, and the final reveal of dollars raised for the community.
Shamrock'n Brunch: On Saturday, March 14, 2020 enjoy a Shamrock’n good time to benefit United Way of 1000 Lakes programs and initiatives. Doors open at 8 a.m. at the Pokegama Lake restaurant in Grand Rapids. Open to all ages, the event features traditional Irish fare menu like bangers and rashers, Irish poutine, and corned beef with cabbage; split the pot card draws, basket raffles, and more! General admission $25 for adults and $10 for kids ages 12 and under (under 3-free), includes brunch entree, non-alcoholic beverage, and live entertainment.
Day of Action: June 19, 2020: Each year, United Ways across the country participate in a nationwide day of service called Day of Action. Join United Way of 1000 Lakes for hands-on volunteer projects from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.), as well as a community-wide Personal Care Drive throughout the month of June, to help vulnerable children and adults at risk of meeting their basic needs, including personal care products. The care items will be redistributed to United Way’s nonprofit partners serving disconnected youth, veterans and the homeless throughout the Itasca area.