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November 14, 2018
Presents for kids who were adopted through the United Way's Adopt-A-Family Christmas gifts program last year were piled high in the United Way office. About 650 kids received gifts through the program. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press file photo)
United Way fundraising on rise: But needs of public also increasing
November 14, 2018 - 5:16pm
September 12, 2018
Items for the United Way Stuff the Bus Program are packed for distribution and displayed in the back room at United Way. (Contributed)
In the Know: What's in your backpack?
September 12, 2018 - 11:59am
June 14, 2018
Volunteers help prepare items for distribution at a United Way food drop. (Contributed)
In the Know: When school ends, hunger begins
June 14, 2018 - 8:39am
March 28, 2018
Community members serve as volunteers on the United Way allocation panels that make recommendations about how to invest local dollars in programs. (Contributed)
IN THE KNOW: People helping people
March 28, 2018 - 2:50pm
January 11, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Taking action in the new year
January 11, 2018 - 8:23am
Pastor Rick Martin restocks the Free Little Pantry outside the Alexandria First Free Methodist Church. He estimates the pantry serves 3 to 4 people some days and 15-20 people other days. Anyone is welcome to take from it.
 (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Filling a niche: Free Little Pantry dispenses food, toiletries around the clock
December 11, 2017 - 12:31pm
November 14, 2017
Jill Felling Swanstrom loads up a bag with various food items on Friday, Nov. 10. Volunteers helped pack 2,000 bags of food for 450 students across Douglas and Pope Counties, so that students in need would have food to take home over Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)
Volunteers attack hunger over the holidays
November 14, 2017 - 8:19am
October 26, 2017
The late Jennie Hevern helped set up a mobile food drop for a United Way campaign video. Hevern, who passed away on March 17, 2017, was passionate about the food drop and was the inspiration for the program. (Contributed)
In the Know: Make a difference any way you can
October 26, 2017 - 12:32pm
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