It's Your United Way...You Decide.

I think it's safe to say that everyone likes choices, especially when it comes to how we spend our money. Did you know that you can designate your donation to the United Way of Carlton County to support the issues YOU think are important? Are you interested in helping our community members improve and create HEALTHY LIFESTYLES? We can do that. What about EDUCATION or BASIC NEEDS? We've got those covered too, When you make your donation to the United Way of Carlton County, let us know where you want it to go -- Health, Education, or Basic Needs- and we'll see that it gets there. It's your money and your United decide.

Paint the Town Blue for United Way

We're trying something new this year, and we think it's going to be great. All throughout the month of October, local businesses will be displaying special Paint the Town Blue Posters. Along with these posters will be pledge cards. Here's what we're hoping will happen. We hope you'll grab a pledge card, take it home, enclose a donation that works for you and your family, and send it in. It's simple, and makes more impact in our community than you would ever guess. We try to ask for support only once a year, so we have to really make it count. Please, look for the posters and pledge cards this October, and help us Paint the Town Blue for United Way.


Thank you,

All of us at the United Way of Carlton County

We can do this.

We think every child in every country should have a good education. Every citizen should feel financially stable. Every community should be healthy and strong.

We're not alone. Nearly 2.6 million volunteers and 9.6 million donors around the world are with us. Together, we raise more than $5 billion every year to create community solutions that improve life for everyone. Together, we impact the lives of up to 50 million people every year.

United Way is the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit.  We're engaging people from all walks of life in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide. What we do we may look different in Cloquet than in Chicago, but together we're creating real  and lasting change. Our partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, civic and faith organizations, as well as educators, labor, health organizations, government and more.

Our goals are pretty ambitious.  But if you join us, we can do it together.

What does it mean to Live United?

LIVING UNITED is a mission. It’s a credo. It’s about living our lives in a way that constantly connects us to the world in which we live. It’s about blending our professional connections and philanthropic passions. It’s reaching out a hand to one, and influencing the condition of all.

What does this mean for you?

The United Way opens doors to opportunity.  You have the opportunity to join a movement that raises over $5 billion dollars a year for nonprofit programs across the world, and yet guarantees that the money raised locally, stays local. You have the opportunity to advocate for your community by lending your voice, sharing your passions, and supporting the causes you believe in most. You have the opportunity to volunteer your time and talents to create real change in your own neighborhood.

LIVE UNITED is an invitation. Will you join us?