News Release




Kimberly Brink Smith, Executive Director

United Way of 1000 Lakes

350 NW 1st Ave, Suite A

Grand Rapids, MN 55744

t. 218-999-7570 

c. 218-259-9535


Local Dine out at local restaurants to support United Way in October

restaurants have teamed up with United Way to improve lives and strengthen our community.  Visit one of the participating Dining United restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner to support United Way. These restaurants have pledged to donate a portion of their proceeds toward the United Way‘s community campaign.


Using the theme ‘Unleash Your Inner Hero!’ this year’s campaign has a goal of $300,000 to support more than 40 local programs and initiatives. A fearless team of campaign co-chairs, known as the FAB Five, are leading the charge — Jim Hoolihan, Industrial Lube, Inc.; Kyle Erickson, MDI Deer River Hired Hands; Nikki Lehtinen, Independent School District 318; Matt Lehtinen, Magnetation; and Trish Klein, Itasca County.


Get your family, friends, or coworker together for a good time, and an even better cause! The more you eat, the more they donate. The money raised stays in the local Itasca Area and helps ensure kids stay on track to graduation; people are healthier and have strong financial futures.


2013 Dining United Partners:


17th Street Grill

Timberlake Lodge Hotel

144 SE 17th St., Grand Rapids    218-326-2600

will donate $5 for each build-your-own pasta bar order

Wednesdays, Oct. 1st – Oct. 29th


Forest Lake

Highway 2 West, Grand Rapids


will donate $1 donation for each appetizer order

good at restaurant, lounge, and downstairs steakhouse

Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays, Oct. 5th - Oct. 28th



1212 NW 4th St., Grand Rapids


Will donate $1 for each slice of pie order

Everyday through Oct. 31


If you are interested in participating in Dining United or would like to help, please call 218-999-7570. You can also check with your employer to see if donating by payroll deduction is available. Additionally, you may give a contribution by credit card at




About United Way of 1000 Lakes

United Way of 1000 Lakes is improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of community. Our focus is on the basic building blocks for a good life: education, income stability and health. United Way of 1000 Lakes partners with 27 local non-profits and invests in more than 40 programs and initiatives to create positive change across the greater Itasca County. For more information on how to join the United Way and its partners to build a stronger community, visit or call (218) 999-7570.





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