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United Way of Inner Wisconsin



Welcome to the 2016 Campaign

  • By Janet Giese, 2016 United Way of Inner Wisconsin Campaign Chair
  • The planning for the 2016 United Way Campaign is well underway.  My name is Janet Giese, and I am humbled to be the 2016 United Way Campaign Chair.  I am a “lifer” in this community and have personally invested in my community thru United Way for many years.  The last eight years I have been part of a great family at ERCO Worldwide (USA) Inc in Nekoosa, Wisconsin where supporting community and organizations such as United Way are a “core value” for us.
  • The dynamics of our community have changed in the last several years, and the needs unfortunately of the community have changed as well.  United Way focuses programs in four areas under what is called the Building Blocks of a Better Life and Safety Net Services.  The specific strategy areas are:  Education, Income, Health, Emergency Food and Shelter. 
  • Your financial support thru United Way and these programs touch the lives of children, adults, elderly, and the family unit in our community.  Last year the community’s contributions supported 35 programs, community collations and initiatives providing much needed support and assistance to nearly 20,000 of our friends and neighbors. Our United Way operates with very low administrative costs which means more of your contributions go directly to our community’s needs. There are so many volunteers that carry out many meaning full roles that make our United Way an impactful structure right here in our community. That is the way it should be “neighbor helping neighbor” making our community a better place to live for everyone!  
  • Many of us are fortunate and can contribute easily with payroll deduction thru a company campaign.  However, we also offer other options for donating, including using ACH withdrawal, making a donation online at www.uwiw.or/give or use your phone by texting GIVETODAY to 41444. 
  • I am asking you to join me in investing in our community thru a financial contribution to United Way for the upcoming year.