United Way of Northeastern Minnesota is moving to a new home!
United Way of Northeastern Minnesota will soon be moving into our new office and program space, the former Minnesota Power building in Chisholm’s industrial park. The purchase of the building was made possible through a generous price reduction from Minnesota Power and an individual donation from Richard (Dick) Enrico.
Why the move?
United Way of Northeastern Minnesota was established in 1966 as an organization that raised funds in the local community and distributed them to nonprofit agencies and programs through a volunteer-based allocation process. UWNEMN continues to function as a fundraising organization that distributes grants to local organizations; however, since UWNEMN’s inception, the organization has changed dramatically and gone from raising $300,000 in campaign funds to successfully raising more than $1.8 million annually. There has also been a shift in our vision to focus on community impact. In this regard, UWNEMN has developed several direct-service programs that the organization itself operates. Many of these programs require space (specifically warehouse space) for UWNEMN to manage properly.
Need for renovation:
As the ownership of the building changes hands, a $700,0000 renovation must be done in order for UWNEMN’s offices and programs to be effectively and efficiently carried out. The current plan for renovations includes: the building of individual office spaces, all new pallet racks for the Buddy Backpack program area, heating updates for Good360 program space, roof repairs, office furniture and more.
Join us in creating a lasting legacy!
Your gift will be a part of a lasting legacy for our region. It will help children and families in need forever! Those giving a gift of $1,000 or more will have their name listed on a plaque in the entrance of the building. To make your contribution online, please click HERE. To download the Building Renovation Brochure and mail in your donation, please click HERE.