Central Mille Lacs United Way
Central Mille Lacs United Way 2014 Campaign

Central Mille Lacs United Way is a non-profit 501-c3-organization serving Central Mille Lacs County. The primary purpose of United Way is to partner with non-profits that serve our area and who assist us in meeting United Way community needs. Last year, we distributed $32,560.47 to 25 partner organizations serving Central Mille Lacs County. These charities are local, state, or national organizations serving the following needs:

Services for Older Adults and People with Disabilities
Courage Center
ARC of Central Minnesota
Mille Lacs County DAC
Mental Health Association of Central Minnesota
VOA Stepping Stones Group Home

Encourage Child and Community Development
Milaca Fine Arts Council 
“Give Me Five” Mentoring Program
Milaca Kid's Town
Milaca Pre-School Program
Milaca Friends of the Library
Milaca Area Historical Society
Catholic Charities Foster Grandparents Program
First Minnesota Foundation, Inc (Imagination Library)
Central Minnesota Boy Scouts of America
Lakes and Pines Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin

Disease Prevention and Health Concerns
American Diabetes Association
Sight and Hearing Association
Minnesota Multiple Sclerosis Society

Prevent Violence, Abuse, and Chemical Dependency
Pearl Crisis Center
Central Minnesota Task Force on Battered Women

Provide Food and Shelter
American Red Cross
Milaca Area Pantry
Salvation Army
Catholic Charities Milaca Senior Dining Center

An Additional partner is the Charities Review Council

Our Central Mille Lacs United Way consists of a 15 member board consisting of local people or members of local recipients. The board has three committees to assist with the operation of United Way. The Budget and Admissions Committee annually reviews and approves partner charities. The Campaign Committee annually solicits funds to meet the campaign goal. The Promotions Committee promotes the United Way organization in the community.

Central Mille Lacs United Way raise funds through payroll deductions and an annual mail campaign to the residents of Central Mille Lacs area of Milaca, Foreston, Pease, and Bock and from GiveMN.org contributions and Give to the Max contributions. Since we are a local volunteer organization, our expenses are low and we are able to direct more funds to the charities approved by the board.

As a local organization, we pay a small annual fee to the National and State United Way for the assistance they provide to our local United Way for advertizing and campaign materials.

The 2015 Campaign goal is $40,000 for partner approved charities who help us meet the five identified community needs.

Thank you for you past support and participation into the Central Mille Lacs United Way payroll deduction plan.

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