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Unified Work

Unified Work partners with employers and individuals with disabilities to create a more inclusive workplace through business consulting and training.

Funded in part by: Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation supported this program with a Workforce Development grant through taxes paid by Minnesota’s mining industry. Other program partners include Advanced Minnesota, Northeast Higher Education District, Otto Bremer Trust, Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training, Northland Foundation, Johnson Scholarship Foundation, Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, and Enbridg

More Ways Your Gift Helps:

  • $10 provides four hours of job coaching for one employee per month
  • $25 supplies nine hours of emotional support to one employee per month
  • $50 gives case management services for two employees per month
  • $100 helps with interview skills and resume writing per month

You can double your gift to MDI by participating in your employer’s matching gift program.

Kirk Jacobson

Ways To Give

Your donation helps people with disabilities receive meaningful and empowering job opportunities. 



MDI, Attn: Donations, 3501 Broadway St. NE. Ste. 100, Minneapolis, MN 55413. If you’re donating in honor or memory of someone, please provide the contact information for acknowledgement. 



Please call Ruth at 651-999-8406 to make a donation by phone using your Visa, MasterCard, or American Express Card.


Gift of Stock

To facilitate a transfer of stock we will connect your broker to MDI’s broker. To initiate the process please contact Peg McQuillan Porter at (651) 999-8217.

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Use your IRA to make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) to MDI. QCDs can satisfy your required minimum distributions (RMDs), if certain rules are met. Contact your IRA plan administrator and Peg McQuillan Porter at (651) 999-8217.


Estate Planning

Including MDI in your Estate Planning can be as easy as designating MDI the beneficiary of an asset or you can leave a gift in your personal will or trust with your attorney or financial plannerIf you’d like, notify Peg McQuillan Porter at (651) 999-8217.

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When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to MDI. Support us every time you shop. Select MDI as your charity of choice.

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Thank you for investing in the success of people with disabilities!

MDI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Our privacy policy: We take your privacy very seriously. Information collected in processing your donation is kept confidential and is never shared.

Testimonial's from Employees

Bruce Holm

Bruce working on commercial plastics projects

Bruce Holm

“Everyone is equal no matter their gender, race, ethnicity, or disability. We’re all imperfect pieces of a puzzle, but put together, we make a perfect picture.”

Jennifer Hart

Jennifer, a Machine Operator in Hibbing.

Jennifer Hart

“MDI challenges and trains me to perform in different areas of the work floor. Everyone is more excepting of our disabilities. I’ve enjoyed Careers Skills 101 and am looking forward to starting 201.”

Kway Ji

Kway while kitting and assembling.

Kway Ji

“MDI is a good place to work and wants everyone to succeed. If you don’t understand something, asking questions is all you need to do and Leads are there to help. I’ve never worked at a place that was so supportive of people with disabilities.”

Stacy Masog

Stacy who is a Line Lead and provides supports for all employees.

Stacy Masog

“Overcoming our differences is what makes us a great team. We all feel like a family. The company keeps all of employees in the loop and communication is good. It makes everyday a new experience.”

Leanne Miller

Leanne is sonic welding a corrugated plastic container.

Leanne Miller

"I feel less stressed here. I can become overwhelmed easy, but don’t feel that here. I get to try different things and learn skills. I even enrolled in next Career Skills class to help me learn about possibly working out tin the community."