Northfield Area United Way

United Way Harvey and Irma Recovery Fund

A woman leads a child through floodwaters that are waist-high on her and chin-high for the child.UPDATED: Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are everyone’s minds now as we see the mind-boggling effects of these unprecedented storms.

United Way has set up the United Way Irma and Harvey Recovery Funds to support local communities affected by both storms: Texas, Louisiana and the surrounding areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, and Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and other areas of the Caribbean affected by Hurricane Irma.

Donors can elect to support (1) the Harvey region, (2) the Irma region, or (3) the hurricane-affected region where it’s most needed.

These funds will help local United Ways meet the storm-related needs and support long-term recovery throughout the affected regions. With your support, we can help rebuild communities.

100% of individual donations given to the United Way Harvey Recovery Fund and Irma Recover Fund will be distributed to local United Ways in the affected areas.



Introducing Our New Director

Penny Hillemann is the Northfield Area United Way’s new executive director. She started work on May 22.

Penny comes to us after 12 years at Neuger Communications Group, where she worked with many of the firm’s nonprofit clients. A Northfield resident since 1990, Penny has raised three children here and has been active in the community. Read More

Please Donate Coats and Warm Winter Clothing!

project-friendship-2-2015(Dec. 13, 2016) – Baby, it’s cold outside! And many Northfielders are feeling the chill. So, AmeriCorps and the Northfield Area United Way have joined forces in a coat drive to wrap our residents in warmth. Read More

Why Give to United Way?

Unleash your inner hero.

Support your local community.

  • 100% of your donation helps people who live and work in the greater Northfield community.
  • 100% local individuals (including potentially YOU), direct giving. Join an allocation committee:Children get books through Dolly Parton's Imagination
  • 100% of agencies your donation funds are reviewed by financial experts to ensure that your funds are spent responsibly.

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Tell Your Friends about Give to the Max!


Hey, United Way supporters, did you know you can help raise funds NOW for Give to the Max Day, Nov. 17?  How? Use your favorite social media — Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram — and start letting people know what you care about. Read More