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2020-2021 Campaign Chairs

Troy & SaLena Engels


Join us February 2021 for our 2020-2021 Campaign Wrap Up at Montgomery's Furniture Watertown location! We will draw our winner for the $5,000 Room Makeover, play the 2020 video, you can meet the 2020-2021 Campaign Chairs and our over 30 agencies!


If the winner is present for the drawing he or she will win an additonal $500! Please check this page and our Facebook (@Watertown Area United Way) closer to Febraury 2021 for more details about the event.


WANT TO HELP? Give today by clicking on the main menu "Donate" tab, call (605) 886-5815, or mail your donation to Watertown Area United Way, PO Box 283, Watertown, SD 57201. Thank you Watertown for over 50 years of generous support! 


2020-2021 Campaign Materials

2020 Campaign Video

2020 Campaign Informational Flyer

2020 Montgomery's Flyer

2020 Campaign Video (Short Version)

2020 Facebook Videos

2020 Campaign Brochure Inside

2020 Campaign Brochure Outside

Individual Pledge Card

Business Pledge Card

Quotes for Good Quote Options

FAQ's About the 2020-2021 Campaign 

Can I make a secure online donation?

Yes, click on the red donate tab, the DONATE tab in the top right corner, or visit !


Are you still holding rallies in businesses?

Yes, we are continuing to hold in-person rallies indoors or outdoors with smaller groups and virtual rallies this year for businesses who feel comfortable doing so. We are following precautions outlined by each business and suggesting our volunteers to wear Watertown Area United Way masks to all outings and continuously wash hands or sanitize before and after entering a rally.


Is the Montgomery's Sweepstakes still happening this year? 

Thanks to the truly generous support of Montgomery's Furniture we will continue the Montgomry's Sweepstakes and award one lucky winner a $5,000 Room Makeover and a $5oo prize if present for the drawing. Anyone who gives $52 or more for the first time, increases annual giving by $52, and Heart Club members will be entered in the drawing. 


Do you have no contact giving?

Yes, you can print ourindividual or business pledge card above and mail to our local Watertown Area United Way at PO Box 283, Watertown, SD 57201 You may call our office at (605) 886-5815 anytime between 9am and 5pm Monday through Friday to drop off a donation. 

We also have an online giving option available! To give with a credit card or debit card for a one-time or reoccuring donation please click here or click on the "Donate" tab on the main menu bar.  

You can drop off your filled out pledge card at our office anytime. We are located across from Office Peeps at 818 S Broadway in Suite 104 or you can drop it off 24/7 in our locked dropbox located to the right of the building's outside front door. Business packets and other donations can be dropped off in the drop box as well! Please make sure your any packet, pledge card and donations are sealed and clearly labeled with "Watertown Area United Way" on the front. Please include your contact information as well so we can stay connected! With any questions or conerns please call or email our director Laura Hoiten at or (605) 886-5815. 


What if I am not able to give financially this year but I still want to help Watertown Area United Way?

Luckily, we are doing Quotes for Good with our good neighbor Phillip Matthews State Farm on 208 E Kemp Ave, Watertown, SD 57201. You can call or email for a no contact experience or visit Phillip and his team in person! For every free quote done between September 1st and Octoner 31st a $10 donation will be made to Watertown Area United Way. You must be 18 or older and mention the Quotes for Good program. You can only have one quote per vehicle but with over 30 types of quotes available you can find all the coverage you'll need. We hope that you are happy with the insurance you have and have the right tinsurance for you but Phillip Matthews and the State Farm team are here to listen about your needs and make sure you are getting the coverage you need. Please call (605) 882-1252 with any questions or concerns.  


From October 10th to the 15th please vote for Watertown Area United Way to be Coteau Chic Boutique's Pay It Forwards cause of the month. You can call Coteau Chic Boutique at (605) 753-8656 or send them a Facebook message! To get even more votes, Watertown Area United Way will be collecting signatures. You can sign our list posted on the United Way office door located at 818 S Broadway, Suite 104 across from Office Peeps. 


What can a dollar a week do?

For anyone who gives $52 for the first time, increases their annual gift by $52, or joins our Heart Club will be entered into the Montgomery's $5,000 Room Makeover! Your $1 a week can do a variety of things for the variety of 37 different agencies we fund.

2020 Campaign Video Agencies

1. Watertown Fire Rescue Community Risk Reduction, Smoke & CO Alarms $1 a week= 3 smoke detectors and 2 carbon monoxide alarms. In 2019 they installed 66 smoke alarms and visited 253 homes.

2. American Red Cross $1 a week=  6 hearty meals to a those impacted by disaster 

3. Salvation Army $1 a week= a food box for a family of two or 52 meals over a year

4. East Central Case Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) $1 a week= can buy the training materials for a new volunteer for the 30 hours of training a head or a zoom membership so foster youth can speak with his or her volunteer

5. Lake Area Zoological Society $1 a week= can allow 17 local students attend a field trip, a local nursing home to receive an outreach program, or 2 schools to receive a free animal encounter during their presentation

6. Boys & Girls Club of Watertown $1 a week= breakfast, lunch, and snack for 1 month for a full day of summer programming

7. Beacon Center $1 a week= can provide counseling, case management, transportation,access to medical appointments, and advocacy for victims facing domestic violence.

Other Watertown Area United Way Agencies

8.   Watertown Area People Against Child Hunger (PACH) $1 a week= four to five bags of grocery items put into the backpacks of community youth.
9. Watertown Parks & Rec Adult & Senior Activities $1 a week= a senior citizen the ability to participate in activities like pool league, wii bowling, shuffleboard, bean bags, line dancing classes, dart league, and two special one day tournaments in a calendar year.
10. Dolly Parton Imagination Library $1 a week= provide a year and a half worth of books
11. Lutheran Social Services, Behavior Health Services $1 a week= can provide a counseling session on the sliding scale for a couple in need so they can strengthen their marriage
12. Codington Drug Court $1 a week= allows for one item from the dollar store as an incentive for complying to weekly rules or 17 rides to weekly treatment appointments and meetings.
13. Codington County Historical Society $1 a week= free programs for 7 youth.
14. Codington County Search & Rescue $1 a week= 6 months of batteries for an individual in the Project Lifesaver Program through Jenkins Living Center
15. Community Transit of Watertown $1 a week= provide as many as 18 bus rides in a week.
16.D.A.R.E. $1 a week= tshirts, extrinsic rewards, educational materials, and other supplies for 3 D.A.R.E. youth participants.
17. EmBe Girls on the Run $1 a week= provides a healthy snack afterschool for fuel for a girl participating in Girls on the Run 
18.Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons $1 a week= provide financial assistance with membership dues for a girl in of building courage and character through Girl Scouts and other actilvities.
19.HSA Project Success $1 a week= can HSA up to $18 in costs related to treatment of substance use disorders resulting in a $936 year long investment for Watertown youth and the community.
20.HSA Serenity Hills $1 a week= continues to allow a person in recovery to focus on recovery and not worry about making room and board payments
21.ICAP Delta Dental and WAUW Delta Dental Mobile
22.ICAP VITA $1 a week= provide 80% assistance for the income tax filing assistance for individuals 
23. ICAP Head Start Office Support = no statement available.
24.ICAP Early Head Start Supplies $1 a week= 1.5 box of diapers for the Head Start program
25.ICAP 60’s Plus Dining $1 a week= approximately 7 meals 
27.LATC Adult Education & Literacy Program $1 a week= 13 GED ready official practice tests for adult students
28.LSS Center for Financial Services $1 a week= two people will be able to attend a financial literacy class via videoconferencing 
29.Senior Companions of SD $1 a week= three free 2 hour visits to Senior Companions which could be spent transporting the individual to do grocery shopping
30. Sioux Council Boy Scouts of America $1 a week= a low income youth the ability to register with Boys Scouts and a yearly subscription to Boys’ Life Magazine
31. Watertown Lacrosse Association = no statement available.
32.Watertown Area Swim Club $1 a week= provides a child swimmer a 3 month scholarship
33.Watertown Baseball Association, Inc $1 a week= is 1/12 of membership dues for a youth to go through the program
34. Watertown Laker Hockey Association $1 a week= provide a scholarship for one player up to age 10 at initiation hockey which is a 6 week introductory program
35.Watertown Park & Rec Youth Baseball & Softball Program $1 a week= 15 participants a league tshirt
36. Watertown Volunteer Center $1 a week= provides 10% of advertising budget to advocate for volunteering in our Watertown community
37. Watertown Youth Soccer Association $1 a week= would pay for the registration fee for one child to play