What is United Way?

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


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!