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“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

“These working parents are able to provide more for their families,” says Marchand. “Steady employment removes some stressors from their lives. It also helps remove some chance of these mothers and fathers returning back to prison or jail; therefore creating more stability in the family unit.” Read more here




Post date: Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:16pm

“I have heard from other families and former kids of the impact of KIDSTOP on their lives and I know that it will do the same for my girls,” stated Brandy, “they not only are continuing their education but also learn how to be respectful of each another.” Click here for the full blog. 




Post date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 3:27pm