United Way of Freeborn County runs an Annual Campaign focused on supporting the areas of Education, Income and Health. The Campaign officially closes December 31st. Donations received after that date are accepted if they are postmarked Dec. 31st, otherwise they will be used towards the next year’s campaign.

Donate to the United Way of Freeborn County. Your gift makes a difference!


Thank you! You are making a difference in the lives of our neighbors!

2018 FINAL brochure     Agencies and Programs UWFC supports





Donations are gladly accepted throughout the year and counted towards the following years’ funding cycle. You may also donate through the following venues: 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.



The Children’s Center served 36 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 works with over 150 in Freeborn County that need assistance with community employment.
In the United Way funded program:
40 workers in the EE program are on Medical Assistance.
4 workers in the EE program live at a group home.
8 of our workers in the EE program have a vehicle.


Healthy Families served 155 families by promoting a healthier lifestyle and environment for families in the community. 98% of children are screened developmentally and are referred within a week.

– Freeborn County shelter providing for families through Semcac served 16 families including 45 individuals.




*Amazon Smile

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”.