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As accordion music fills the “streets” of Hilltop Grand Village, you might think a polka band is in town!  When “The Honeybees” visit, they share their love of music so people can enjoy old-time favorite songs and reminisce.  “The Honeybees” are LeAnn Gotz and Clara Elsen – both on accordions.  Other musicians have volunteered in past years; but Clara – a long-time member of “The Jolly Eight Band” – has been volunteering as a “Honeybee” for...

Stuff the School Bus is getting closer so now is a good time to pick up those donations or get your student signed up for school supplies!

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If you haven’t purchased your donations of school supplies yet for Stuff the School Bus, now is a perfect time to check that off your list!  From August 1-5, 2018 Wisconsin will have a Sales Tax Holiday on back-to-school items such as school supplies and clothing...

Only two days remain to purchase donations for Stuff the School Bus, which will be held Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at Veteran’s Memorial Park (during Lunch By The River).  The rain location will be at the Centralia Center, 220 3rd Ave. S., Wisconsin Rapids (same date, same time).

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If you haven’t purchased your donations of school supplies...

United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties will be sponsoring Lunch by the River at Veteran’s Memorial Park from 11:30am to 1:00pm.  Volunteers will be handing out children’s books and information about United Way.  United Way also invited Stuff the School Bus to hold its annual school supply drive during the event.

The United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties encourages local businesses to hold their United Way campaigns...

Every fall, families in need are faced with the task of purchasing school supplies for their kids, which can create an additional burden for them.  Luckily, in Adams County, Stuff the Bus can help fill that gap.  From now to August 10, 2018, families can apply to receive free school supplies.  To apply, simply stop in to the Adams County Health & Human Services Department at 108 East North St., Friendship.  Any family in financial need...

United Way of Inner Wisconsin has changed its name to United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties.  With the increase in electronic giving from around our region, the state and even nationally, it was decided we needed to change our name to something that better describes our geographical coverage area.  Our new name paints a better picture of where we are.  “The only thing changing is our name.” said Tari Jahns, CEO.  “We will continue to...

Do you know a student who needs school supplies this fall, and may not be able to afford it?  Does your business, church or organization want to do something to help?  Now is the time to take action!

STUFF THE DESK
Registration is now open for Stuff the Desk until Friday, August 3, 2018. Families can register by completing the online application, which can be found...

It may seem inconceivable that hunger exists in south Wood County, but it does.  One of the places it is most evident is every Thursday (and the last two Tuesdays of the month) at United Methodist Church when The Neighborhood Table (TNT) conducts its free community meal.  It’s a place where residents can socialize, enjoy a hot meal and not worry about where food will come from for one evening.  As you can imagine, six community meals per...

With 7,095 pounds of food collected - as well as over $1,200 in financial donations – the sixth annual United We Can event was a tremendous success!  United Way of Inner Wisconsin and the South Wood County Hunger Coalition are proud to announce the 2018 winners of the United We Can food sculpture awards:

•    Most Nutritious:  Daly Drug with their “Prescription Bottle” sculpture
•    Most Creative: Aspirus with their “Sponge Bob...

United Way of Inner Wisconsin is the fiscal agent for an award of Federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP).  Wood County has been chosen to receive $9,139 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Wood County.  Applications are being accepted for EFSP funds from agencies that provide shelter,...

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