December 2020
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Be the Light This Holiday

I enjoy looking at Christmas lights as much as anyone, especially when we drive around town “oohing” and “ahhing” at the creative displays celebrating the season. The unsung hero of the Christmas season is the light that points us to something more: feeding the hungry, sharing a smile, giving a warm coat to a stranger, or donating to your favorite charity like United Way of Yellowstone County.

Through the generosity and compassion of our community, United Way has a long, strong history of helping people and changing lives. Let’s continue to be the light that shares unconditional love and compassion for humanity!

Thank you and Happy Holidays to all from your friends at United Way of Yellowstone County. Shine on!
Our building is still operating on a limited basis, please reach out to us directly to ensure someone will be around if you need to stop by.
We are in the midst of our Annual Campaign. Every year we rely on the community's generosity of giving to ensure the vital programs we run, the coalitions we host, and the support to our local nonprofit partners can continue.

We understand that the past 6 months have left a lot of our neighbors in difficult financial position. If you are in need of resources, 211 is available by phone or website to get you connected.
If you are able, consider participating in this year's Annual Campaign.
Workplace Campaigns
If your workplace is running a Campaign, please fill out your pledge card.

If you would like more information about running a Campaign, reach out to our Communications and Campaign Coordinator - Lisa McDaniel
We are harnessing the power of social media with a Peer-to-Peer Campaign this year.

Simply donate and feel good for making a difference!

Take it a step further and hardness your network to make an even bigger impact!

Online Giving
As always, our website is able to accept your one-time or recurring donation.

You can also mail your contribution to:

United Way of Yellowstone County
2173 Overland Ave
Billings, MT 59101
Food Drive Opportunities
United Way of Yellowstone County is promoting these local food collection opportunities on behalf of the Yellowstone County Organizations Active in Disaster Food Group.
YBGR's community-based programs serve youth
and families in school and their homes to help
families thrive.

Food Needs:
  • Non-perishable canned goods
  • Kid-friendly meals: mac n cheese, ramen
  • noodles, spaghetti/noodles, etc.
  • Snack foods: granola bars, fruit snacks, etc.

Drop Off Site:
YBGR Foundation 2050 Overland Ave

Drop Off Hours:
Mon - Fri 8 AM - 5 PM
The Salvation Army is serving our community with food and other services. Recently they've been helping local families affected by housefires.

Food Needs:
  • Non-perishable (canned goods, boxed meals)
  • Non-perishable microwavable meals
  • Frozen Holiday Turkeys & Hams
  • Frozen hamburgers & hot dogs
  • Frozen bags of chicken
  • Frozen vegetables
  • Kids snacks

Drop Off Site:
2100 6th Ave North

Drop Off Hours:
Mon - Fri 9 AM - noon &
1 PM - 3 PM
Tumbleweed meets the needs of local youth, providing safety, assistance and hope to help them create lasting life change.

Food Needs:
  • Canned chili & canned soups
  • Chef Boyardee
  • Canned fruits & canned veggies
  • Hormel Compleat meals
  • Spam, canned tuna & canned chicken
  • Spaghetti sauce & pasta
  • Vienna Sausages

Drop Off Site:
505 North 24th St.

Drop Off Hours:
Mon - Thur 8 AM - 4 PM & Fri 8 AM - 1:30 PM
Family Volunteer Day
Twenty-seven families including 46 youth from ages 3 to 17 assembled 108 disaster preparedness starter kits for seniors 65 and over on Family Volunteer Day, November 21!
Ongoing Events
  • Caring in Action
  • We are pivoting our annual volunteer day - Day of Caring - to perpetually providing high-quality volunteer opportunities for businesses, groups and individuals! It is our hope that this shift will allow for more flexibility with agencies and companies to make a big impact in Yellowstone County while abiding by current health precautions.
  • 2020 Annual Campaign
  • The work we do cannot be accomplished without the support of our community. We are gearing up for a more modern campaign with better ways for you to connect with our work!
  • Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive
  • Stop in at Barnes & Noble to check some holiday shopping off your list. While you are there, donate a book to the Annual Holiday Book Drive. All donated books will be given to a child in our community.

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: