The landscape of giving is changing. Historically, United Way has been the organization that employers allow in to provide presentations to their employees. We at Hibbing Taconite are proud to continue to provide the opportunity to “Give Where We Live” to our employees.
UWNEMN’s presentations and presence at Hibbing Taconite is not based on history alone; UWNEMN represents ALL of our local community nonprofits working to make our region strong. I believe that if people are not asked, they will likely not give. We need “the ask” and we need to provide UWNEMN to provide it.
There are more needs than ever and more giving choices and opportunities than ever. All the choices can be overwhelming, right? I know you love the Iron Range like I do and you want to see the area be as successful as possible. In order for that to happen, we need to band together and unite our dollars to have the greatest local impact. When you give to UWNEMN, your gift stays local and you are able to designate exactly where you want your dollars to go. You are able to divide your gift between as many initiatives, agencies and focus areas that you choose. Without community donations, beloved and needed programs like Buddy Backpacks, Imagination Library and United for Veterans cannot exist. Without workplace giving, nonprofit agencies cannot serve our children, seniors and those in critical need in our communities. Bottom line: the work cannot happen without the dollars. So, here’s “the ask.” Please “Give Where You Live” and support our local United Way of Northeastern Minnesota. This organization is top-notch, one I can’t even express how proud I am to be a part of. If UWNEMN doesn’t provide presentations at your place of employment, invite them. If you have questions as to where your money goes, ask them. If you don’t have an opportunity to give through your employer, you can donate online or by sending or dropping off a check. The Iron Range needs UWNEMN and UWNEMN needs YOU.
My term as UWNEMN board president is ending. It has been an incredible run in a very exciting time for this organization that I love which serves this region that I love. On April 1, Paul Janssen of Minnesota Companies will assume the role of board president. I greatly enjoy serving on the UWNEMN board with Paul and I can’t wait to see his leadership in action as board president.