United Together

18 October 2016

United Together

The Brookings Area United Way’s mission is “Uniting people, sharing resources, inspiring hope and enriching lives for a stronger Brookings County”.

This year’s theme is UNITED. TOGETHER. We wanted to highlight the fact that it takes all of us pulling together our resources, our time, talent and our treasures, to make Brookings County the place that we want to live. We encourage our over 40 funded partner agencies to be UNITED. TOGETHER as they provide services in the areas of health, education and financial stability. We provide opportunities for collaboration and facilitate sharing of information and resources so supporters can feel confident that their donations are being leveraged to the full extent possible. Together we can meet the goal of raising the needed funds to ensure that critical programs continue to help those in need.

Together we can ensure that kids have a safe place to go after school, that they have a positive adult role model, and that they can attend camps even if their financial situation doesn’t allow for it.

Together we can ensure that an elderly resident can stay independent and in their home because they have the resources available to them in this community.

Together we can ensure that those in a crisis can find help.

Together we can ensure that people can use their talents to volunteer in a meaningful way.

Together we can ensure that basic needs are met for all residents of Brookings County.
Together we can ensure that the voice of the child doesn’t get lost in the foster care system.

Together is how we LIVE UNITED.
On behalf of the board of directors, the funded community partners and all of those that are impacted by United Way funds in one way or another, we thank each of you for making a difference in the lives of those around you. You can make your donation and watch the campaign video at brookingsunitedway.org.

by Heidi Gullickson, Executive Director, Brookings Area United Way