We are a small but effective United Way in northern Minnesota. We help to fund more than 20 agencies and programs in our rural community. Access to services can be difficult in outlying areas and the United Way of Crookston has been helping to provide that access for nearly 40 years. We focus on three main areas: Education, Basic Needs and Health and Nutrition. Need has increased over the past year, costs have increased for our partner agencies and demand is outpacing ability to fulfill. The United Way of Crookston is invested in our community, our leaders live and work in the community we serve, we volunteer throughout the year for the programs we help fund and we know the needs of our community. The theme for our 2022 campaign is "Now, more than ever" , as we recover from a time like no other, the United Way of Crookston remains a strong and steadfast partner for the northwestern Minnesota area.