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Thank you Silent Auction Donors!

Impacting Our Community

Your support of United Way fosters successful children and youth by ensuring they are ready to succeed in school and life through:

  •  Increased access to positive development opportunities 
  •  Increased academic success
  • Increased percentage of children entering Kindegarten ready for school

Give the Gift of Reading!

Photos from 2013 Power of the Purse

Photos from 2012 Power of the Purse


Does Your Purse have the Power to
Support Early Childhood Literacy?

United Way of Greater Duluth's Imagination Library provides books for Duluth area children every month until their fifth birthday! It's free to families and they love it! Books help prepare children to succeed in school and life! 3,500 children in the greater Duluth area and up the North Shore are currently enrolled.

You can support this effort while having a great time at Power of the Purse! This fun night out includes wine sampling and great food with friends and bidding on amazing silent auction items like designer purses, massage certificates, travel and art items as well as tickets to sporting and cultural events. 

Towards the end of the evening, award winning author and storyteller Lise Lunge-Larsen (known in Duluth as “The Troll Lady”) will spin some tales and remind us why it’s important to share folk tales with children. Her youth in Norway among trolls, both dead and alive, have earned her an exclusive spot as “Troll expert!”  She’ll help you see why stories help children learn about life and their place in the world. Who knows? She may even slay a dragon! 

Check out Lise’s books, blog, and more at

Please join us! 

Thursday, May 1, 2014
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
Spirit Mountain Chalet
Registration Questions?
Call 726-4700
or 726-4853                                 
Ticket price: $45/each 
Buy 8-10 tickets and fill a table!
Be the first of your friends to register; when friends register they'll
be asked who they'd like to sit with. 
They can then enter your name!

Imagination Library is free to families and relies on support from the community, United Way of Greater Duluth, area sponsors, and this event. 

Up to age five, children in Duluth, Proctor, Hermantown and up the north shore receive a new, age-appropriate book in the mail each month. Find out more information on the Imagination Library factsheet.

Donate a Silent Auction Item Women Would Enjoy!

We're accepting donations of purses as well as other high-end items women would enjoy (ex. massages, travel items, electronic readers, art work, tickets to sporting and cultural activities, etc. ). These silent auction items will help raise funds for Imagination Library. Your donation sends a clear message that you care about early childhood literacy. Thank You! Send in your Auction Item Donation Record  with your item(s). 

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