Giving Back

More than 220 guests and volunteers helped to raise over $75,000 for United Way of Washington County East at United by the Vine 2019. Funds raised help the organization and its partnering agencies to benefit the lives of many in our community.

Sara Lein never dreamed of riding on the back of a motorcycle on a Caribbean island, running a school in a foreign country or helping find homes for three special kids—but she feels honored to say this is all been part of her journey.

Whether you’re interested in stepping into the world of volunteering, or you’ve volunteered for over half your life, there are always new opportunities to help others.

Thirty years ago, Marine on St. Croix resident Tom Warth traveled to a library in Uganda and found it lacked something important: books.

Community Homestead is an Osceola, Wis.-based living and working community for people with disabilities that’s centered on an organic and sustainable farm. “They live in different houses on the farm, and they just work on the farm.

Stillwater-based Healing Haiti has been helping the 80 percent of Haitians who find themselves living below the poverty level for the better part of a decade.

Stillwater-based Valley Outreach is a nonprofit emergency program for people in financial crisis, and it serves one of the wealthiest counties in the country.

Founded in 1981, then re-envisioned in 2008, Youth Action Hudson (YAH) is a nonprofit organization that believes the young people of the Hudson community are one of the biggest assets when it comes to serving others and shaping future generations.

The Best Burger in the Valley fundraiser has enlisted 10 area restaurants to put up their most memorable burgers for a discount and the democratic process.

With the large population of Swedish immigrants who settled in Minnesota, many customs have been preserved through time. One such tradition is the feast day of St. Lucia, a third-century Christian living in Sicily who practiced her faith in secret.  

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