Submit your Community Event!

Use the tabs below to learn about the calendar's purpose, how to use, or about other calendars. 

To read our event Inclusion Guidelines, click here

To view the United Way Community Event Calendar, click here

To learn how to submit an event, click here. 

United Way Mission Statement:

The Watertown Area United Way is a nonprofit community based volunteer organization event whose purpose is to assist in meeting human care needs of Watertown Area residents.

Calendar Information:

United Way saw the need for a community calendar centered around social services to meet human care needs so United Way worked with the Helpline Center to develop a solution. United Way's Community Calendar's goal is to meet human care needs through events that provide community education, health solutions (on a sliding fee scale, with reduced fees or at no cost), financial assistance, necessary items, like skills, and personal development opportunities.

To meet this goal, only the approved events listed in the Inclusion Guidelines are allowed. Each submission will be reviewed before it may be put on the calendar. Please read Inclusion Guidelines before submitting an event. Watertown Area United Way reserves the right to alter any event description or heavy marketing language, deny any event submission for any reason without explanation, and cannot guarantee your event will be listed before your event if you do not follow submission guidelines as stated below. United Way will not list fundraisers during the annual Black Out Period from September 1st through end of October 31st. 

Calendar Guidelines:

Events must be submitted by 5 p.m. central of the first Friday of the month. Events will be listed as soon as the first Friday of the month but before the end of the second Friday of the month. This being said if you have an event on the first or second week of the month, then please submit your event in a timely manner so it may have enough time on the calendar to succeed. Only events physically held in Codington, Hamlin, Deuel, Grant, Day, and Clark Counties can be submitted.

To ensure event success please look into listing your event on the other calendars provided in the inclusion guidelines and next tab. Also, put it on your own social media, write a press release, put on your own website, and use other various marketing strategies to promote the event. You can also hang up fliers with Watertown Volunteer Center at (605) 752-0282.

 

How to Update Event Details:

To verify event details or edit you can email United Way at director@watertownunitedway.org. You can also meet United Way at monthly Interagency meetings where community updates are provided.

Interagency meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday at 2 p.m. central in Watertown, SD both virtually and in-person. For more information on Interagency meetings, please email Sara Foust at sfoust@codington.org or call (605) 753-2592.

Other Community Calendars: 

Only events physically held in Codington, Hamlin, Deuel, Grant, Day, and Clark Counties can be submitted. Statewide events should be submitted to the 211 Helpline Center, or the other calendars listed below. To ensure an event's success please submit a month or more ahead of time and list on other calendars. Click on the buttons below to view other Watertown Area or South Dakota calendars. 

Watertown Area Calendars: 

Statewide Calendars

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