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.