Watertown Area United Way Annual Campaign

When you partner with United Way, you and your employees join a worldwide network dedicated to building a better life and a stronger community – for everyone. What’s more, your employees have the opportunity to contribute their personal passions, best ideas, and unique strengths to innovative work that will leave a lasting mark on people’s lives – in their own communities and around the world.

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.  

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 (watertownunitedway.org)
  • 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.


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. 

senior volunteer


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, and to help promote the Imagination Library. In the Fall, we need help labeling packets, stuffing brochures, bundling campaign print materials, leading volunteer training, and help 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.