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United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha and Pierce Counties

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For more than 60 years, United Way of GWP has fought for the basic needs, health, education, and financial stability of people living in Goodhue, Wabasha & western Pierce Counties. We are committed to mobilizing the caring power of communities to drive sustainable social change—grounded in equity, diversity, and inclusion. And we remain committed to partnering with businesses, nonprofits, community groups, small businesses, residents, and volunteers to find REAL solutions to the most pressing issues in our community. We do not do this work alone. Will you join us? Together, we will create a community where ALL people can thrive!

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Gift Examples

  • $3 per week provides free books to families who might not have the opportunity to access books in their home, encouraging early literacy skills. 
  • $5 per week will purchase enough food to prepare 120 meals for low income seniors at a local dining site. 
  • $10 per week provides two students with weekend meals through our Packing for the Weekend program. 
  • $20 per week provides 120 hours of respite care for a homebound seniors and caregivers.

Designation Policy

United Way of GWP accepts designations to our focus areas, internal programs and partner agencies in any amount, without a fee. Our focus areas and internal programs include: Education, Health, Basic Needs/Financial Stability, Packing for the Weekend Program (for students experiencing food insecurity), and Blue Bookshelf Program (early childhood literacy).

Administrative Fee

15% for non-partner 501(c)3 agencies

Primary Region



  • CARE Clinic
  • Colvill Kids Preschool - Scholarships
  • Common Bond Communities – Maple Hills Housing Support Services
  • Elder Network
  • Faith in Action Red Wing
  • Goodhue County - ACES Program
  • Goodhue County - Mental Health Initiative
  • Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Clinic – ARMS Program
  • Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Clinic – DBT Program
  • Hispanic Outreach - Basic Programming
  • Hispanic Outreach - Family Learning
  • Hope and Harbor Shelter
  • HOPE Coalition - Community Care Fund
  • HOPE Coalition – Housing Support Program
  • Hope Coalition - Kids Count
  • Hope Coalition - Sexual Assault Services
  • Plum City Food Pantry
  • ProAct, Inc.
  • Red Wing Community Recreation - Scholarships
  • Red Wing Youth Outreach - Emergency Services
  • Red Wing Youth Outreach - Mentoring Program
  • SEMCAC Senior Dining
  • Three Rivers - Home Delivered Meals
  • Three Rivers - Economic Bridging
  • Three Rivers - HART Volunteer Transportation
  • Wabasha-Kellogg Early Learning - Scholarships
  • YMCA - Peach Tree Child Care Program Scholarships
  • YMCA - Sunshine Corner Preschool Scholarships 


Nicolle Mechelke, Phone: 651-388-6309, Email: 


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