Annual Campaign


Learn more about our annual fundraising campaign below and click on the button to visit our  "Campaign Central" page to find the most up to date information on the most current campaign. 

Each year in the Fall, Watertown Area United Way holds their Annual Campaign. The funds raised during the campaign season are distributed the following year to local agency programs. To see a list of agency programs click here.  To watch our FULL 2022-2023 Campaign Video click here or watch below. 

There are many ways to contribute and get involved!

  • You can donate through your employer via payroll deduction or simply by giving a one time donation at your United Way rally.
  • You can make a secure donation with a card online. You can even set up a recurring donation and have the option to cover transaction fees!
  • You can mail your donation to Watertown Area United Way, PO Box 283, Watertown, SD, 57201. Donations can also be dropped off 24/7 at our locked building mailbox next to the front door at 818 South Broadway, Watertown, SD across from Office Peeps and next to the VFW.
  • Volunteer with United Way by filling out this webform link at Volunteer | Watertown Area United Way ( To volunteer with a United Way agency program call the Watertown Volunteer Center which is also a United Way agency program. The Volunteer Center can be reached at (605) 886-5270. 
  • Nominate your local Watertown Area United Way to be the recipient for a business fundraiser, charity of the month campaign, or similar special events. 
  • Follow United Way on all social media channels. These can be found below in the grey section at the bottom of our website or search "Watertown Area United Way" on any social media platform. 
  • Advocate for United Way and our 41 local agency programs and help spread the word about all the causes they help and people they serve!
  • Visit our 2021-2022 Campaign Central at or click on the cover image below from our Facebook @WatertownUnitedWay!


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The Watertown Area United started out as a Community Chest reaching relevant needs of local residents. Over time the organization become United Way of Watertown, Inc. and had one final name change to Watertown Area United Way, Inc. To view a brief list of United Way history please visit the "About Us" tab above or click here. 

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Have you retired recently, found some free time in your busy schedule or work at a business who encourages and values giving back to the community through volunteering? If so please contact Watertown Area United Way to volunteer with us. We need volunteers every Fall to conduct rallies, deliver packets to campaign businesses, help with the Delta Dental Mobile, promote the Imagination Library and help keep the United Way office open Monday through Friday 9 am to 5pm throughout the work week. In the Fall, we always need help labeling packets, stuffing brochures, bundling campaign print materials, stuffing packets, leading volunteer training, and with our Annual Kick Off and Wrap Up celebrations. To volunteer please call (605) 886-5815 or fill out the volunteer form in the top right corner of our website.