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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...

By Amy Fluno, Day of Caring Coordinator 

The days are finally getting cooler and the leaves are beginning to change. This means that Day of Caring 2018 is just around the corner. Each fall, a crew of volunteers come together and rake yards for the elderly/disabled in our community.   If you or someone you know could benefit from this event please call us at 2-1-1 or the United Way office at 715-421-0390 by...

Scott & Ann Blanke
Rudolph

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...

Did you know… many adults working in our community are not making enough to thrive? In fact they barely get by and are one emergency away from serious financial hardship.  That is why United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties has partnered with United Way of Wisconsin and other United Ways across the state to provide the 2018 ALICE Report.  ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained Employed.  It is a way of defining our families...

In some places of employment – where dress codes exist – the opportunity to dress down in jeans is pure happiness!  What if you could wear jeans and do it for a good cause?  On October 5, 2018, United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties will be having its annual Community Wide Denim Day.  Businesses and organizations are encouraged to allow their employees to wear jeans in exchange for a $5.00 donation to United Way.  

“The event...

Governor Scott Walker has designated the months of September and October 2018 as United Way Months in Wisconsin, in recognition of the launch of United Way annual campaigns throughout the state. The 40 United Ways across Wisconsin each work within their local communities to meet local needs, using funds raised locally. Together, United Ways fight for the Education, Financial Stability, Health and Safety Net Services of every person in every...

When you run a Volunteer Center, the biggest compliment you can get is when one of the volunteers you placed gets nominated by an agency!  In 2014, Becky Worden heard about the Volunteer Center at a Wellness Fair; she looked at our website and then called us to find out the next steps.  “I first started looking for volunteer opportunities because when I moved here from Janesville, I didn’t know a lot of people,” said Becky.  “Volunteering is...

Save the date!  Our annual raking event, Day of Caring, is scheduled for November 3, 2018. Volunteers and team leaders can register online at https://www.uwswac.org/day-caring.  The day begins at 8:00am at the Grand Rapids Lion’s Club where volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and a hot breakfast.  All youth volunteers (ages 17 and under) must have a signed waiver from a parent or guardian...

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