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As we kick off our 2019 Campaign, we are excited to announce our initiative, Harmony South Dakota. More than just an after-school music program. "We have come to realize that music just happens to be the tool we use to create a safe and encouraging community,” said Dan Goeller, Executive Director.  Learn more about Harmony and the impact it is making on these students.


Post date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 1:36pm

“I enjoy meeting the people, they become family after so many years. You get to know them personally and you invest in who they are as a person. Plus, Sam, does a great job back at the office, we enjoy helping over there too.” Learn more about Meals on Wheels in the life of a volunteer Here . 



Post date: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 3:55pm

“The best part about Céilí Cottage was that mom enjoyed it,” ends Carolyn. “Every day I dropped her off there, she walked through the door with a smile. I truly wish more people knew about this little ‘diamond’ in our city, to see how it provides so much help for so many people.” Learn more about Carolyn's experience with Céilí Cottage.



Post date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 9:20am

“You’re having a baby!” The thought of having a child is often exciting and joyful, but it can also be very intimidating. When Samantha learned she was expecting, like many new mothers, she was uncertain and had many questions. SEUW funded program, Bright Start was their to provide answers and support. Learn more.



Post date: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 2:58pm

Feeding South Dakota gears up for another school year. When the BackPack Program started in Sioux Falls in 2007, they were serving an average of 200 kids a week.  A gift of just $25 will ensure that 5 children across the Sioux Empire will begin the school year off right! Learn More



Post date: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:06am

Sioux Empire United Way's Board of Directors has apprved additional funding for PATH (Providing Access to Healing) to expand the reach of services to more than 40 schools in the Sioux Empire in 2018 and 2019. Learn more here.




Post date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 2:32pm

Homelessness, a state many hope to never be in. If it occurred, due to difficult circumstances, would you know where to look for assistance? Leslie, a wife, and mother of four boys found herself evicted from her home for the first time ever. Read more to learn how Heartland House helped lift Leslie's family out of homelessness.




Post date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 2:11pm

It’s easy to take something as simple as a bed to sleep in for granted, but that is not always the case. Learn how one funded program is turning houses into homes, here.





Post date: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 4:17pm

“Without the community’s support of this Clinic and all the services they offer, especially in the area of dyslexia, there would not be a diagnostic center with the expertise and experience this Clinic offers and that parents can afford.” Stated Jane Heinemeyer, Clinical Director & Instructor, USD Scottish Rite Children’s Clinic. Learn more about this clinic and how Jane and her staff are continuing to help kids and their families.




Post date: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 11:19am

We help you help your community. But, just how are you helping the community when you give to Sioux Empire United Way? Learn more here about our dedicated volunteers and their commitment to our community.




Post date: Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 10:12am