United Way of Freeborn County runs an Annual Campaign from early September to December 31st.
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 right side of the page), through GiveMN.org at http://givemn.razoo.com/story/United-Way-Of-Freeborn-County, or contact our office:
United Way of Freeborn County, 341 S. Broadway, Albert Lea, MN 56007
In-Kind donations are also appreciated. To donate items for our Silent Auction (during the FWL Wine Tasting event in November) or for other events throughout the year, please use this form: In Kind Donation Form
2014 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.
-74 clients were served through Group Support Services learning about how to control escalated behaviors. 95% of clients noticed a positive change from being involved in classes.
-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 24 families that are unable to pay full tuition for kindergarten through Child Care Assistance. With this result 97% of children starting kindergarten are fully prepared.
-Retired Senior Volunteer Program(RSVP) volunteers served at 26 different areas in 19 RSVP locations. RSVP enrolled 11 new volunteers and served 219 volunteers through Senior Resources of Freeborn County.
-Dollars and Sense Classes taught through Semcac had 10 individuals attend their class to better plan budgeting and saving their money.
-Cedar Valley Services served 46 workers with 87% of them are using the Community Employment Program and 11 of the workers are using the Taxi Voucher System.
-Disaster Services through American Red Cross gave services to 1,113 clients and gave out 4 clean up kits for families with wet basements and gave information out to 18 families for cleaning up wet basements.
-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.