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United Way Days of Caring are Sept. 14-17

United Way of Central Minnesota will host Days of Caring on Sept. 14-17. Days of Caring brings people together to volunteer on community projects and to increase awareness of community needs. Projects include in-person and remote opportunities such as painting, packaging food, fall clean up, building projects and collection drives. Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt and a Coborn’s food voucher. Visit or contact Mary Krippner at 320-223-7991 or

School supplies needed

During August, help United Way collect the most-needed school supplies. There are three ways to help. Run a school supply drive, purchase school kits through United Way’s partnership with Impacks or make an online donation to be used to purchase bulk school supplies. Items needed are the following: pencils, notebooks, folders, pencil boxes, crayons, color pencils, markers, glue sticks, scissors, rulers, pencil sharpeners, dice, decks of cards, loose-leaf paper, youth/adult masks and hand sanitizer. Visit for more information or contact Mary Krippner, director of Volunteer Engagement, at 320-223-7991

Emergency Services food donations needed

Nonperishable food items needed include the following: peanut butter, canned meat, canned fruit/vegetables, dried fruit, juice, oil, flour, sugar, spices/seasonings, dressing, rice, pasta, whole-grain cereal, and formula, baby food and baby cereal. Toiletries needed are toothpaste and brushes, razors, shampoo, feminine-hygiene products, deodorant, bar soap, combs, toilet paper, dish and laundry detergent. Drop off donations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the loading area, 157 Roosevelt Road, St. Cloud, Door D. Outside of this time, contact or 320-229-4560 to coordinate another drop-off time.

Author: Ellarry Prentice

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