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United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties is now entering its eleventh year of partnering with FamilyWize – a prescription drug discount card that saves residents up to 75% on prescription costs.  Thanks to this partnership, we are able to distribute cards at local government agencies, non-profit organizations and churches, etc. at no cost to us because of the FamilyWize media sponsors.  “One of our goals is to keep money in the pockets...

United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties held its 2018 Annual Meeting last night at River Cities Bank, welcoming new incoming directors and thanking outgoing directors for all their time and hard work.  Outgoing directors included:  Katie Peters, Community Member; and Kristie Rauter-Egge, Wood County Health Department

During last night’s meeting, the 2019 officers were elected:

  • President Craig Broeren, Wisconsin...

  

Did you know… that you have all of your community’s resources at your fingertips?  United Way’s 2-1-1 is a FREE, easy way to get your questions answered.  2-1-1 is an Information and Referral Line available 24/7 to anyone looking for resources.  2-1-1 staff maintains a database of community resources and connects callers to the services or...

Please describe the type of work, kinds of tasks, and/or events the volunteer typically assists with:  Steve is:  a friendly visitor volunteer who visits with patients to provide socialization and companionship and assists with activities; a bereavement volunteer who visits with the bereaved who lost a loved one on our services to support them during their grieving process; and a vigil volunteer sitting vigil at the...

By Brian Hanson, 2018 Campaign Chair

Because of You… United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties improves the lives of thousands of people in our area every day of the year. As this year’s Campaign Chair, I have experienced the benefits of the programs United Way supports from many individuals and organizations. Serving in this role has allowed me to better understand the needs of people in our community,...

  • Early Years Coalition is collecting and researching information around access to affordable and quality childcare.
  • Financial Stability Coalition is collecting local resources and organizing them in a way to share with community members.
  • Supportive Community Health Services Roundtable is collecting caregiver stories to be part of a community awareness project for later this year.
  • Hunger Coalition partners...

By Amy Fluno, 2-1-1 Program Director

United Way’s 2-1-1 has been busy this past year with some new services and ways to contact us. We are also always proud to celebrate our services and share them with others who may not know about us. Here are a few of the new things going on at United Way’s 2-1-1.

2-1-1 DAY

February 11th is 2-1-1 day so let’s celebrate and spread the...

Carl & Pamela Hilke Wisconsin Rapids

Donor Type:  

x Leadership Givers ($500+)
x Loyal Contributors (10+ Years)
x Volunteers (Time)

Why do you support United Way of  South Wood & Adams Counties?  

It’s a way to...

United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties thanked its many supporters Wednesday night during the Thank You and Recognition Celebration at Great Expectations.  “We have many things to be thankful for,” said Tari Jahns, CEO.  “Our donors, our volunteers, and for the caring communities that we live in.”

During the Thank You Celebration we thanked ours donors - in particular, those in one of our “Giving Communities”

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A brief history of the volunteer group:  This group started in 2009, after a Study Circle group showed the need for recycling at local public events. The group Recycling Rangers was created to collect recyclables at public events in the Wisconsin Rapids area. 

Please describe the type of work, kinds of tasks, and/or events the volunteer(s) typically assist(s) with:  Our on-the-ground efforts at...

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