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When we first learned about the Wisconsin Rapids Ice Fishing Team - during the 2018 Volunteer Breakfast - we were instantly hooked!  A group that combines a sport and gives back to the community is a perfect match. This team of high school students meets regularly, goes fishing and participates in ice fishing competitions.  “We’ve been around since approximately 2011 when a couple of kids approached me about coaching the team,” said Scott...

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.  This year, #GivingTuesday will be November 27, 2018.  #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.  With United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties you can get involved by making a $25.00 donation and sponsoring a child in the Dolly...

United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties’ campaign is in full swing.  If you haven’t made your donation yet, we have a fun way to accomplish that!  The WFHR Radiothon will be Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 7am – 9am. During the Radiothon, United Way staff and volunteers will be in the studio during the “Good Morning Show with Carl and James” talking about all of the work United Way is doing to change and strengthen lives in our...

Thanks to 481 volunteers, 77 yards were raked during United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties Day of Caring on Saturday, November 3rd!  This annual event matches teams of volunteers to local elderly and disabled residents who need help with their yards before winter.  “We couldn’t ask for better weather,” said Amy Fluno, Day of Caring Coordinator for United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties “We had a record number of volunteers and...

It’s been said that when you volunteer, you receive much more than you give.  That certainly is the case for David Arendt when he started volunteering for Park Place Adult Day Services!  Park Place Adult Day Services, located inside the Centralia Center, is a “supervised day program for dependent adults providing daily activities and socialization” (according to their website).  The staff can serve any vulnerable or dependent adult, and they...

We have exciting news at United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties’ Volunteer Center.  We will have two very special guests volunteering with us during Day of Caring on November 3rd:  Wisconsin Rapids’ own Tianna Vanderhei, 2018 Miss Wisconsin; and Danielle Moon, 2019 Miss Wisconsin Rapids!  

Tianna and Danielle will be at the Grand Rapids Lion’s Club for breakfast at 8:00am.  Tianna will speak at 8:30am about the importance of...

Tari Jahns, CEO United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties 

Because of you, United Way is making a great impact in our community – changing lives of those around us each and every day.  Without you, our loyal and generous donors, none of our work would be possible.  We could not deliver the programming, build coalitions or support initiatives and have the impact we have without you!  The companies, donors...

COALITION UPDATES FOR FALL 2018:
  • Early Years Coalition helped recruit ten families to participate in the fall bornlearning® academy which runs September 25 - October 30, 2018.
  • Youth Success Coalition held focus groups with 6th-8th graders over the summer to gain a better understanding around how they feel about volunteering and what they like to volunteer for.
  • Financial Stability...

By Emily Stieve, Community Impact Director & Stuff the Bus Committee Member

Thanks to the generosity of our community, the annual Stuff the Bus initiatives for South Wood and Adams Counties were a success!  Between these two events, they provided school supplies to 1,153 students (853 in south Wood County and 321 in Adams County) to help ensure students started the year off on the right track. Stuff the...

Scott & Ann Blanke
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Donor Type: 
Leadership Givers ($500+)
Loyal Contributors (10+ Years)
Volunteers (Time)

Q:  Why do you support United Way of  South Wood & Adams Counties? 
A:  United Way offers an efficient and convenient path for contributions that offer such important benefits locally.

Q:  How did you...

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