The Giving Tree; Serendipity Coffee Drive-thru
November 29th through December 24th
So often preteens and teens in lower-income families are forgotten during the holiday season. So Serendipity and United Way of Dickinson are partnering together this holiday season to ensure that local children between the ages of 12 and 17 are not forgotten. When you stop by Serendipity please donate a teen appropriate gift or gift card either from Serendipity themselves or a gift card from somewhere else. Help make a local preteen or teen's Christmas dreams come true.
Make sure you check Serendipity's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/serendipitycoffeehouse/ and this event page regularly for promotions during the gift drive.
2nd Annual Festival of Trees; Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge
Fun Free Event For the Whole Family!
A fun community event for families to gather and celebrate the holiday season. Admission is free, but we do ask you to bring a donation that will help us help children aging out of foster care and children who are in high school with no parental support (toilet paper, food, and other small necessities).
Christmas tree auction to benefit multiple local nonprofits. All donations stay local!
* Decorated trees & wreath viewing/ silent auction 10am - 3pm
* Spotlight nonprofit- booth and silent auction 10am - 3pm
* Pitter Patter Music Club holiday music 11:30am - 12:30pm
* Santa's nook photos by Danielle's Photography 10am - 12:30pm
* Santa reading; Santa and his helpers from Western Cooperative Credit Union will give each child a book 1pm.
* Free Players Sports Bar & Grill Cookie decorating 10am-12:30pm.
* Free craft 10am-12:30pm
10th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser
11/09/2019 11am – 1:30pm
Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge; Help Fight hunger locally in Stark and Dunn Counties. Pick out a beautiful handcrafted bowl and then savor a homemade meal of soup and bread. Proceeds go to local nonprofits who feed the needy in our community. Bowls range in price from $15 to $150 per bowl, the meal is included in the price of the bowl.
Special thanks go to the artists donating their time and bowls; Dickinson State University Art Department (DSU students, faculty, and staff); Badlands Art Counsel, Sacred Heart Monastery, Assumption Abbey, Cash Wise Foods, Pepsi, and to the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge. 11/09/2019 11am – 1:30pm
Angel Tree for United Way of Dickinson; Dickinson Area Public Library;
Between 11/01/2019 & 12/13/2019.
Donate books to local children in need this holiday season!
Take a tag from the Angel Tree at the Dickinson Public Library for a boy or girl in our community who is in need of new books to read and learn.
Please return your generously donated, new, unwrapped books to the Library between 11/01/2019 & 12/13/2019.
Do not feel limited to the tags on the tree, you may donate any kind of new books for ages 0-17.
*a percentage of all profits goes to the Library's Children and Teen Services to purchase new books and provide wonderful kid and teen programming!
Baby, kid, and teen books and much more will be available for purchase. You may buy them for donations for the Angel Tree, keep them for your personal library, or give them as gifts!
Special thanks to our sponsors, Dickinson Area Public Library!
Menards & United Way Toy Drive;
Between 11/01 and 11/30/2019
Menards; Menards and United Way of Dickinson are partnering together for our 5th annual toy drive. Please stop by Menards 11/01 and 11/30/2019 and donate a toy, clothing, or something similar to help local underprivileged children have a joyful holiday. Please note, the gift you donate does not have to be bought at Menards.
Cookies for a Cause
Between 10/15/2019 and 01/10/2020
Order a gingerbread or a sugar cookie instead of your regular dessert when you eat at Players Sports Bar & Grill between 10/15/2019 and 01/10/2020. You'll also get a bag of cookie decorations so you can personalize your cookie to your liking. All proceeds go to United Way of Dickinson. All funds raised here, stay here.
Special thanks go to Players Sports Bar and Grill for their sponsorship and yearly "Cookies for a Cause" support.
Bakken Inflatables 5K Fundraiser (2nd Annual)
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8 AM – 12 PM
Crooked Crane Trail
Dickinson, North Dakota
Patterson Lake Recreation Area: Crooked Crane Trail
Fun Family Event with an inflatable bounce house and a 5k with inflatable obstacles.
The Bakken Inflatable 5K is a fun family event where everyone is a kid at heart. It features a 5K course with seven inflatable obstacle stations. Any age and fitness level can enjoy the obstacle course.
Help support House of Manna, United Way of Dickinson, and West Dakota Parent & Family Resource Center.
If you're interested in being a sponsor or vendor please contact Nichole at 701-483-1233.
School Supply Drive Benefiting Stark & Dunn County Teachers
School Supply drive benefiting Stark & Dunn County teachers, classrooms, & students who need them. No donation is too small. Donations can be brought to and/or bought at Menards 07/04-08/04.
Interested in sponsoring a student's school supplies? $100 to sponsor a child. Please contact us if you're interested.
Fill the Bus Campaign
Whiting Oil & Gas and iHeart Media, in partnership with United Way of Dickinson and Menards, need your help with the 2nd annual Fill the Bus campaign, an event to collect school supplies to send area students and teachers back to school with the supplies they need. Please bring your new school supplies or monetary donations on Thursday, July 23rd at the Whiting Oil & Gas parking lot. Drop off your donations from 7am - 7pm and enjoy complimentary snacks and refreshments.
4th Annual Day of Caring
Do you know of an elderly or disabled community member in need? United Way of Dickinson and volunteers will be spending the day, July 25th helping these community members do things around their home that they find difficult. Please call or email us for an application (firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-483-1233).
Every year United Way of Dickinson gives back to our community with our annual Day of Caring. This year we will serve the elderly, ill, and disabled. Please email United Way of Dickinson or print the attachment for an application. Day of Caring applications are due by Sunday, July 7th, 2019. Please return applications either by responding to this email or by mailing the application to United Way of Dickinson, PO Box 501, Dickinson, ND 58602.
Badlands Big Sticks Game for the United Way
June 11, 2019 at 6:35 pm at Astoria Field (240 2nd st SE, Dickinson, ND)
Come out to the Big Sticks game on Tuesday June 11 at 6:35 pm!
Badlands Big Sticks will be donating $2 per ticket sales to United Way of Dickinson, supporting our community.
Ticket sales at the gate will be donated and if you purchase online use code “United”.
Thank you Big Sticks! See you at the game!
United Way of Dickinson holds an annual luncheon every year to celebrate and thank our local community partners and volunteers. Please join us. There is always something to learn! Come learn about your local United Way while enjoying lunch. Thank you Stark, Dunn, and Billings Counties for your continuous support!
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 12 PM – 1 PM
Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge Dickinson
532 15th Street West, Dickinson, North Dakota 58601
1st Annual Baby Shower
United Way of Dickinson, Badlands Baby Fair, and Southwest District Health Unit are partnering together to bring Stark Count our first Community Baby Shower. We will begin a baby item drive in February to help 50 parents currently on Women Infants Children (WIC) get through their first month with baby. The actual baby shower will be held 05/04/2019 during the Badlands Baby Fair (https://www.facebook.com/badlandsbabyfair).
Drop off dates 02/18 – 04/19 during business hours
Drop off locations: American Bank Center Downtown, American Insurance Downtown, American Bank Center North, Rattle and Roll
Suggested donation items include:
- One-piece pajamas
- Blankets or sleepers
- Sweaters or jackets
- Socks or booties
- Fitted crib sheets
- Receiving blankets
- Diaper bags
- Diaper cream
- Baby wipes
- Soft washcloths
- Baby soap
- Baby shampoo
- Soft towels
- Baby hairbrush
- Milk storage bags
- Nursing pads
- Bottle brush
- Burp cloths
- Baby nail clippers
- Baby thermometer
March 18, 2019
Painting for a Cause
Help United Way of Dickinson and Badlands Baby Fair raise funds for our first Annual Community Baby Shower. We are working to help local low-income parents who are currently on WIC get through the first month with their new baby.
As unemployment and increasing costs of basic needs further strain the finances of low-income families, one in three families struggle to provide diapers and other basic necessities for their babies. An adequate supply of diapers (approximately 200 diapers each month) can cost in excess of $100 a month or more if they are bought in small packages at corner stores. Diapers cannot be bought with food stamps or WIC vouchers, and there is no direct government assistance that provides diapers and non-food related necessities to families in need. Furthermore, many nonprofits are unable to maintain an adequate supply of diapers or other infant necessities due to increasing demand, and most coin-operated laundromats do not allow customers to wash cloth diapers for health and sanitary reasons.
As a result, local low-income babies are left in wet diapers for many hours causing illness and discomfort, and preventing playing, learning, and growing. Without enough diapers or other basic necessities, parents often cannot leave their children with a child care provider, and thus cannot attend work or school.
The Community Baby Shower is a community-wide event to collect essential baby items that help at-risk parents by providing them with basic supplies and support needed to give their babies a healthy start, which is critical to the baby’s continued health and development.
Early Bird Registration $30; Registration at the door $40
Snacks will be provided. Thank you to Fluffy Fields Winery for sponsoring this event.