Always United

Always United. Always Giving.

Always United is a Greater Mankato Area United Way program for older adults.
It aims to help keep retirees and community members connected to our mission of improving lives in the four-county area.
This is an opportunity for individuals to support essential programs, volunteer, and stay engaged with community efforts and needs.

Upcoming Events

6/3/24 Always United Committee Meeting, United Way Office @ 2:00 PM. You are welcome to join us.

6/4/24 Always United Brunch & Learn, North Mankato Culture & Rec, Spring Lake Warming House @ 9:30 AM.

On June 4, 2024 (starting at 9:30 am), join Greater Mankato Area United Way and community partner North Mankato Culture & Rec Department for an Always United Brunch & Learn! Enjoy free donuts and coffee at the Spring Lake Warming House in North Mankato as United Way leaders share about Always United, a Greater Mankato Area United Way program for older adults that aims to help keep retirees and community members connected to their mission of improving lives in our local four-county area. This is an opportunity for individuals to learn more about support essential programs, volunteering, and staying engaged with community efforts and needs. This FREE community event promises an engaging conversation of Greater Mankato Area United Way’s history, highlighting the impact on our area, all while focusing on basic needs, health, and education through their mission to unite the community to secure and invest resources to improve people's lives.

 

 

Flyer for Always United Brunch & Learn

 

If you or your organization would like to host a Lunch & Learn, please connect with us today.
Jill can be reached at 507-345-4551, or jillc@mankatounitedway.org
 

 

Interested in helping with the Always United program planning? Contact us!

Contact Us

 

The number of people aged 65+ in the Minnesota workforce has increased dramatically over the past 20 years. As the workforce number grows, so does the retirement rate. Each year, many individuals who retire lose their direct connection to Greater Mankato Area United Way through their workplace giving campaigns, corporate volunteering and other involvement opportunities. We want to keep pre-retirees and retirees engaged with our programs and give them the opportunity to continue their support!

Our annual campaign supports essential programs serving more than 51,000 people in Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet and Waseca counties. Programs are vetted annually by 90+ community members so you know your dollars are being used wisely and making the biggest impact. In addition, United Way's mission focuses on convening the community around important issues to address needs and find solutions. Recent initiatives include youth development, literacy, sex trafficking prevention, suicide prevention, substance abuse advocacy and senior isolation.

Learn more about the campaign here

Ways to Donate:

  • Online

  • Call our office at 507-345-4551.

  • Send check to: Greater Mankato Area United Way 127 S. 2nd St #190 Mankato, MN 56001

Did you know that the retiree population comprises more than 30 percent of the entire US adult population yet accounts for 45 percent of the total hours volunteered? Together, we are building a better tomorrow in our region!

We have many volunteer and engagement opportunities throughout the year. From office help and Books for Kids packaging to community impact teams and networking leads, we welcome your interests and talents to continue improving our community.

Contact our office at 507-345-4551 or email Volunteer@mankatounitedway.org.
Click below to learn more about volunteering. 

Volunteer

 

Greater Mankato Area United Way’s Planned Gift Fund was established in 2020 to keep our organization sustainable for generations to come. Planned giving is a perennial gift, separate from annual campaign gifts that fund our partner agencies year-to-year. Depending on your giving goals, you may consider giving through appreciated securities, bequests in a will or trust, insurance and many other avenues.

To learn more, contact Barb Kaus at 507-345-4551 or visit our Planned Gift page