September 12

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 Everyone can benefit from an Act of Local Love and on Thursday, September 12th, United Way of Olmsted County invites you to engage in a Day of Action followed by a free concert at The Hilton Rochester / Mayo Clinic Area, featuring 2018 finalist from The Voice – Tish Haynes Keys.
Local issues can be easy to ignore – at United Way we’re making them unignorable. Because we can’t solve issues affecting our community until we have the community’s attention.
Poverty. Homelessness. Mental Illness. Social Isolation. These are just a few of the issues directly impacting our community and holding too many people back.
United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. We’re committed to channeling Local Love in all we do…igniting the desire in everyone to improve this community we call home. United, we can mobilize people to address these difficult local issues, collaborate with a network of partners to solve problems and support community programs that are proven to work.
September 12 Day of Action - See the true power of Local Love in Action by getting involved to help make a difference during our Show Your Local Love – Day of Action on Thursday, September 12th. United Way of Olmsted County is kicking off our annual campaign by engaging 125 companies and thousands of families, and individuals to rally support for those in need to reach their full potential, as well as a chance to donate some of their time and talent to complete projects for more than 20 area, non-profit agencies and their clients!
You can paint a room, fix what’s broken, file and organize, build something, or lend a hand by doing what needs to be done. Showing Acts of Local Love can be a fast, fun, and simple way to support United Way’s mission and commitment to making Olmsted County a better place for ALL to live.
If you’d like to sign up as a company, please call or email Kris Brewer at 507-287-2487 or
If you’d just like to sign up as an individual or group, follow this link
Please make sure, if you are signing up as a team, to put your company name in Team Name field.
September 12 Free Concert- To conclude the day, the public is welcome and encouraged to attend the free concert after the Day of Action, starting at 5pm at the Hilton Rochester – Mayo Clinic Area. While the concert is free, space is limited so you an encouraged to register at .

Tish Haynes Keys is widely recognized as a very powerful and talented singer, most recently made famous for her powerful and acclaimed performances on NBC’s hit show, “The Voice”. The #SingTish Experience leaves her audience raving and yearning for more. No event is complete without her comedic and sultry voice! Come early and enjoy more music from Rochester’s own, “The Suits”.
“We are excited to mobilize volunteers throughout the community to make a difference as part of our annual campaign kick-off event this year and to conclude the day of activity with a free R&B concert provided by the outstanding talent of Tish Haynes Keys and local artists known as, The Suits. By bringing together donations of volunteers and donors we provide people in need with the tools to succeed,” United Way President Jerome Ferson said. “When we LIVE UNITED, we change the odds for thousands of children, adults, families, and ultimately, our communities.”
For more information about the Show Your Local Love movement and to reserve your free concert ticket, please visit
A Local Love shout out to our amazing sponsors that are helping to make this event possible. Presenting Sponsor: Wells Fargo. Corporate Sponsor: Mayo Clinic.

About United Way of Olmsted County
United Way of Olmsted County unites people and resources to improve lives in the community with a focus on the interconnected areas education, income, health, and basic needs – the building blocks for a good quality of life. United Way helps to achieve these goals by convening the community to address key issues, collaborating to achieve a measurable impact, and connecting human and financial resources to improve lives.