United Way of Northeastern Minnesota presents many events that support our efforts to advance the common good.

Your participation helps to raise more than $134,000 annually!


Veterans Retreat at the Lake 2019
Save the Date:  TBD

Join United for Veterans for a FREE weekend of fun and relaxation at Veterans on the Lake Resort in beautiful Ely, MN.  Any veteran or service member (retired or active) that resides in Northeastern Minnesota, along with their family, is welcome to attend, with a limit of 75 attendees.  Click HERE for more information.

Buddy Backpack Hygiene Kit Evening Fundraiser
Save the Date:  Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

 Help UWNEMN pack hygiene kits for Iron Range Buddy Backpack children - then enjoy hors d'oeuvres and beer and wine tasting!  Click HERE for more information!

Bucks for Backpacks Raffle Drawing Party
Save the Date:  Thursday, September 27th, 2018

 Great Odds - Even Greater Cause! Join us at Sawmill Saloon & Restaurant for the raffle drawing, appetizers and music!  Click HERE for more information!

Funspiel for United Way
Save the Date: Saturday, December 8th, 2018

 A fun curling bonspiel presented by Mesabi Daily News, which supports Imagination Library. Click HERE for more information!

Power of the Purse - Iron Range
Save the Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019

A fabulous evening for women to enjoy wine tasting, great cuisine, good conversation, auctions and raffles, all to support Smiles Across Minnesota!  Click HERE for more information!  Click to view the Auction and raffle preview!

Annual Campaign Celebration
Save the Date: Thursday, March 28th, 2019 

Join us in celebrating the positive impact campaign dollars raised by UWNEMN have had in our communities. Click HERE for more information!

Flavor of the North
Save the Date:  Thursday, April 25th, 2019

The Iron Range's premiere food tasting competition event featuring the area's finest restaurants and food businesses, which supports Buddy Backpacks.  Click HERE for more information!

Women Veterans Unite Retreat
Save the Date:  May 3rd-5th, 2019

A retreat for women veterans to share unique experiences, discover individual strengths, explore personal goals and enjoy a weekend of camaraderie at Giants Ridge.  Click HERE for more information!

Wild About Reading: At the Discovery Center
Save the Date: June 13th, 2019 (3pm-6pm)

  Families will experience the Imagination Library as it comes to life at the Minnesota Discovery Center! This FREE event is designed to celebrate the joy of reading among young children and families. Children of all ages will enjoy story time, literacy activities, snacks and more! Click HERE for more information! 

Wild About Reading: At Mr. Ed's Farm
Save the Date: July 25, 2019

  Families will experience the Imagination Library as it comes to life On the Farm - Mr. Ed's Farm! This FREE event is designed to celebrate the joy of reading among families.  Children of all ages will enjoy story time, literacy activites, kid's container gardening, horse drawn wagon rides, snacks and more! 
 Click HERE to for more information.


Power of the Purse - Koochiching County
Save the Date:  Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Female fun at its most fantastic - a great evening out to benefit United Way initiatives and partner agencies in Koochiching County. Click HERE for more information!

United for Veterans Cash Raffle Drawing Party
Save the Date:  Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Good odds - great cause!  Cash raffle drawing party will be held at Tom & Jerry's in Chisholm.  Raffle tickets are $100 each - ticket holders can enjoy free appetizers and giveaways at the drawing party. Click HERE for more information!