United Way of Freeborn County runs an Annual Campaign focused on supporting the areas of Education, Income and Health.
However, donations are gladly accepted throughout the year and counted towards the following years’ funding cycle. Donate via credit card on this site (under Links on the left side at the bottom of the page), through UWFC Giving link, Amazon Smile (*For more information on Amazon Smile scroll to the bottom of the page) or contact our office:
United Way of Freeborn County, 314 S. Broadway, Albert Lea, MN 56007
Designations are also allowed for specific programs that United Way supports–please read through our Donor Designation Policy below for how designations will be handled and processed.
Examples of Local Program Accomplishments:
Your contribution to United Way of Freeborn County helps support many programs in the areas of Education, Income, and Health.
-244 parents/caregivers were served through Parenting Resource Center learning positive parenting methods by attending parenting sessions.
-Parents practice new skills for parenting while they have visits with their children through Group Support Services. 34 parents utilized this program.
-Providing childcare services for students attending Educational classes through Adult Basic Education served 10 students.
–The Children’s Center served 30 families that were unable to pay full tuition for kindergarten through Child Care Assistance. With this result 97% of children starting kindergarten are fully prepared.
–Cedar Valley Services served 50 workers with 87% of them are using the Community Employment Program and 11 of the workers are using the Taxi Voucher System.
-Family Caregivers Network through Senior Resources provided 218 hours of Respite Care, 44 Caregivers served, 199 volunteer hours, and 6 caregiver Support Groups were provided.
-Ride Services through Senior Resources were given to 205 persons equaling a total of 2145 rides.
-Chore services through Senior Resources served 42 people needing repairs. Totaling at a number of 270 hours of chore services and 7 hours of professional services donated.
-Information and Assistance through Senior Resources served 235 persons in providing information for Assistance to Seniors and 5 seniors were provided with extra help.
–Healthy Families served 94 families with 92 kids by promoting a healthier lifestyle and environment for families in the community. 98% of children are screened developmentally and are referred within a week.
-Senior Nutrition through Semcac served 294 unduplicated seniors, serving 6,466 congregate meals and 1,538 meals on wheels.
– Freeborn County shelter providing for families through Semcac served 5 families including 12 individuals, with 2 families moving out of the shelter, 1 family receiving county resource, 1 family got into public housing, another family got on the list for public housing and another family in the shelter has received workman’s comp and will be moving into an apartment.
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support charitable organizations when you shop at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to a charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price from eligible AmazonSmile purchases.
How to shop at AmazonSmile?
Go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser. If you have an Amazon account already you can use the same account for AmazonSmile. Account settings are the same. If you don’t have an Amazon or AmazonSmile account you will have to create a new account.
How to select a charitable organization to support when shopping AmazonSmile
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) you will need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. It will remember your selection and then every eligible purchase made at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
You can change your charity any time. To change your charity sign into your AmazonSmile account and “Change your Charity” in “Your Account”.