May 2021
United Moments with UWYC
United to Celebrate!

2021 marks 60 years UWYC has been impacting and improving lives in Yellowstone County, and we're celebrating in a big way! Read on to learn about all the ways you can help us continue our mission for the next 60 years!
Thank You Donors and Sponsors!
KLJ Engineering

Janet Carpenter

Midland Claims Service, Inc. - NorthWestern Energy - Wendy's - YWCA Billings - SCL Health - Katie Edwards

Yellowstone Art Museum - Karla and Rick Stauffer - Scheels All Sport - Anonymous - Synergy Salon - Adam Gross Photography

Jayne's Signature Sweets - First Interstate Bank - Hilton Garden Inn - McCabe Electric - Tallman Dermatology and Medical Spa - Billings Preservation Society - Yellowstone Cellars and Winery - Jerry and Wanda Anderson - Rae Rae's Bakery - First Federal Bank and Trust - Marti Miller - 360 Office Solutions - Hilands Golf Club - Briarwood Country Club - Pryor Creek Golf Club - Lake Hills Golf Club - Spinners - Tom and Angela Boos- Jeanne Dressel - Rock Solid Martial Arts

Kristi Conroy - Montana Leather Co. - The Frame Hut and Gallery - Billings Symphony - Kim & Patrick Lewis - Eagle Rock Golf Course - The Grand Escape Room - Anonymous - Bernice Mason

Kim's Corner

For six decades, United Way of Yellowstone County has been providing real-time responses and solutions to multiple critical needs and emerging programs that no one human service agency can solve on its own. Reaching this significant milestone is cause for celebration!

United Way marks its 60 revolutions around the sun with a virtual birthday party: 60 Hours of Celebrating, May 11-13, and we hope you will join us!

It’s always fun to toot our own party horn, so please enjoy these Fun Facts highlighting mega-milestones for United Way.

Throughout my work in our community and with United Way, I know firsthand how vital the programs we fund are to our thriving community. Our progress over the last 60 years is possible through the generous support of donors and volunteers like you!

Here’s the icing on the cake – the support of the community and friends like you helps United Way create a more compassionate community by:
·        Protecting families and children from violence.
·        Connecting community resources and restore hope through 211.
·        Helping financially stabilize families.
·        Encouraging thriving kids and graduating seniors.
·        Preventing homelessness and poverty.

Cheers to 60 years of LIVING UNITED!
There's still time to up your chances of winning a 2-year lease for the 2021 North American Car of the Year thanks to the generosity of Underriner Motors!

Tickets are 1 for $25 or 3 for $60.
Drawing to be held May,4 pm, at Underriner Motors.

Call or Mail* checks to:
60th Birthday Blowout
2173 Overland Ave
Billings, MT 59102
*Entries must be postmarked by May 11

Purchase in person:
  • Billings Federal Credit Union Downtown
  • Billings Federal Credit Union on Grand
  • Underriner Motors
Our online auction launched this week! Thank you to the businesses and individuals who have generously donated.

This is your chance to get in on wine packages, summer adventures, golf packages, handbags, art, home decor and more for a great deal!

The auction opened May 3 at 10 am and closes on May 13 at 10 pm.
2nd Annual Community Diaper Drive
We are once again partnering with Family Promise of the Yellowstone Valley for the Community Diaper Drive!

Last year we you helped up collect 36,000 diapers! We need you your help to collect 60,000 this year!

Drop off your donations of diapers and wipes on May 11 from 9 am - 2 pm at Underriner Motors. Or increase your impact by making a monetary donation through the link below.
Yellowstone Valley Gives
Reach Out and Read is a program that operates at Billings Clinic, the Children's Clinic and St. Vincent's Laurel Family Medicine to provide free books to children during their well-child check ups. For some families, these are the only books their children have access to.

We are raising funds for more books through Yellowstone Valley Gives on Thursday, May 6. Join us at the new home of the Billings Community Foundation on Thursday from 5 - 8 pm or donate through the link below.
We want to celebrate our community and the countless lives impacted through the decades of support from you and others like you.

Do you have a story about how UWYC's work has affected you, someone you know, your workplace, favorite agency, or community at large?

Please share it with us! Stories will be featured on our social media platforms and website throughout the year.
We have curated a list of volunteer opportunities that take (about) 60 minutes and can be completed individually, as a group or with your family.

Commit to giving back to Yellowstone County as we celebrate 60 years of impact!

Maia Dickerson
Community Impact Coordinator

Maia came on board almost two months ago, she helps coordinate programs for our School Readiness and School Success initiatives.
What three traits define you?
Dependable, sincere, cooperative 

What is your personal philosophy?
Do unto others as they would want done to them.

What are you listening to/reading these days?
Fictional short story collections

What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?

Where is your favorite place to be?
Anywhere where I can be outdoors
You’re hosting a dinner party. Who are the 3 people, living or dead, who you would invite?
Cass Elliot (Mama Cass), George Harrison, and my mom

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?

What advice do you have for kids who are struggling in school?
Don't be afraid to ask for help

What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
Don't hold back
CARE Academy is an out-of-school time program available to elementary school-age children (grades K-5) who are currently enrolled as students in schools where the program is offered.

CARE Academy provides a variety of educational and recreational activities for the children to enjoy.

CARE Schools
  • Arrowhead
  • Big Sky
  • Boulder
  • Highland
  • Meadowlark
  • Laurel (Application opens Monday, May 10!)
  • West Elementary
  • Graff Elementary

Monthly Honor Role!
Shout out to these donors who have invested in Yellowstone County's health, education, and financial stability efforts this month! We appreciate your support and generosity!
Kelsey Amini
Deanna Sonju Avent
Shaun Biggerstaff
Tom Boos
Michelle Callicott
Janet Carpenter
Jeanne Dressel
Katie Edwards
Sheila Ferrell
First Interstate Bank of Billings
Michael Fitch
Kadie Golberg
Cynthia Greene
Lisa Hillis
Julie Hornby
Kim Jones
Frank Kelley
Nancy Kolb
Erin Kramarich
Rhonda Laughman
Tyler Martin
Bernice Mason
Terri McMillan
NorthWestern Energy
Sara Nyquist
Daniel Oakes
Brian Petersen
Kenneth & Margaret Peterson
Allen Rapacz
Alyce Richardson
 Paul & Susan Ross
 Lori Sawicki
Scheels All Sports
Cody Steinmetz
Iris Stenzel
Michele White
Kristy Wilm
YWCA Billings
Ongoing Events
  • Multiply Your Caring
  • Use your creativity and ideas to spread this important message and encourage action to as many as you possibly can. What methods and communication techniques will you use to SPREAD THE WORD? Start a ripple and let it grow.
  • Annual Campaign
  • The work we do cannot be accomplished without the support of our community. There's still time to make your contribution!
  • Volunteer Recruitment
  • We're looking for talented and dedicated community members to join our board and committees. Where can your talents shine?
Does your family, service organization, social group or company want to give back to our community through volunteering? Click the picture above to view current volunteer opportunities in Yellowstone County!

If you would like your organization's opportunities listed, contact Pam: