Community Impact

March - April 2024

Flavors of Our Community

An initiative to increase access to culturally specific foods for our neighbors facing food insecurity by helping stock local food shelves with culturally relevant foods, flavors, and spices!

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Community Event

May 23, 2024

Community Celebration

United Way's Community Impact Celebration, held each May, includes a cocktail reception with live music and a program featuring special guest speakers and stakeholder recognition.

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Community Impact

June 21, 2024

Day of Action

Launched in 2018, Day of Action harnesses the spirit and power of volunteers to impact a local community by taking on dozens of projects in a single day.

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Community Impact

July - August 2024

Stuff the Bus

The Stuff the Bus initiative helps address educational disparities and ensures students return to classrooms with the essentials they need to be ready to learn.

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Community Event

August 22, 2024

Itascamazing Race

Itascamazing Race is a three-hour event where teams race against each other, testing their trivia knowledge, solving riddles, and conquering challenges as they make their way to the finish.

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Community Event

September 7, 2024

Lumberjack Mile & 5K

Annually, the Lumberjack Mike and 5K, held on the second Saturday in September, draws more than 100 participants for a timed 5K or 1-mile course featuring landmarks along the Mississippi River.

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Community Impact

November-December 2024

Home for Good

The Home for Good initiative supports upward mobility by providing everyday essentials like toothpaste, soap, and detergent, which improves health and stretches wages to meet other needs.

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Community Event

October-November 2024

Dining United

Launched in 2012, Dining United brings Itasca-area restaurants together to support our community through United Way, annually raising more than $9,000 collectively to support our mission.

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Community Event

February 22, 2025

Frozen Fairways Golf Classic

The event attracts more than 200 golfers and spectators and features an 18-hole mini golf course on ice, a basket auction, a golf ball drop, and costume and theme competitions.

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Community Event

March 15, 2025

Shamrock'n Brunch

Along with an Irish-themed buffet menu and festive drink options, guests will also enjoy live music, and try their luck at games, exciting raffles, auction items, and more.

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