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Our Why

Our mission at United Way of McLeod County is to improve people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities. 


Our volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization is dedicated to advancing the common good. It’s less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. Making change  not just a possibility, but a reality!


We are all connected and interdependent. Ultimately, when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, and when people are healthy we all win. We believe the building blocks to a good life are education, basic needs and health-our three large goals.  United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. 


We invite you to be a part of the change right here in our community. You can give, you can advocate and you can volunteer.  That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED!




                               UWMC EQUITY STATEMENT

At the United Way of McLeod County (UWMC), we are committed to equity  from our interactions with the public to our engagement with our funded partners.

UWMC believes that every person is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect this includes equal treatment and access to justice. We also believe that bringing diverse individuals together allows us to collectively and more effectively address the issues that impact our community and those we serve.
We must all do our part, working United, to ensure everyone has an equal voice, not just equal resources, but the resources necessary for equal access to opportunity.

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