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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,...

Help United Way of Inner Wisconsin fight the “summer slide” by attending the ninth Annual Great Book Giveaway from June 11-15, 2018! Volunteers will be reading to children at each location for approximately half an hour; and afterwards each child can select two FREE books to take home and keep.  The books were collected during a book drive held in April.  All children and youth (from ages birth to 12 years), parents, grandparents, caregivers...

By Amy Fluno, 2-1-1 Program Director

I know that this school year hasn’t even ended yet but our annual school supply event is coming soon and I wanted to get the dates out so you can mark them on your calendar. This is a great way to help our students start the school year off right!

South Wood County Stuff The Bus/Desk Dates:

  • Online Registration for School Supplies/...

By Angie Loucks, Marketing/Communications Director

United Way of Inner Wisconsin is proud to release its 10th “Help Guide for South Wood County.” We started distributing these guides in 2009 to ensure community members know what resources are available.  A “Help Guide for Adams County” is also available for download.  The Help Guide answers questions that someone going through a challenging time might be...

By Emily Stieve, Community Impact Director

The South Wood County Homelessness Coalition created an infographic called “State of the Homeless: A Snapshot of Homelessness in South Wood County” to educate community members about the barriers that can be associated when trying to obtain housing. The document also provides information about community partners at the table for this work and resources available for...

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