United Way of Inner Wisconsin
Power of the Purse is March 27th
- United Way of Inner Wisconsin will be holding its third annual “Power of the Purse” event on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Hotel Mead.
- The event will feature hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, a purse silent auction, and an opportunity to network and learn more about United Way of Inner Wisconsin’s Women’s Leadership Council and its initiative “Learning for Life.”
- There will be a variety of different purses to bid on from Coach to Kate Spade. We encourage women to attend and bring along a friend for an enjoyable evening and help the community at the same time!
- Tickets are $25 per person in advance and $30 per person at the door. Advance tickets are available at River Cities Bank, the Riverview Hospital Lobby Desk and at United Way of Inner Wisconsin.
- Proceeds from the event will support issues that affect women and children, including the “Learning for Life” initiative which ensures that all third graders are reading at a proficient level. The program matches children with reading mentors once a week.
- Please help us thank our sponsors for the Power of the Purse event. Diamond Sponsors are: Paul Gross Jewelers, Riverview Family Clinic and Walker Cranberry Company. Platinum Sponsors are Element Mobile, River Cities Bank and Gottschalk Cranberry Inc. Gold Sponsors are: Bull’s Eye Credit Union, Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, Laure A. Johnson - CPA, Leer, Nekoosa Port Edwards State Bank, Heidi Slinkman - Mary Kay Consultant, Solarus, WoodTrust Bank, and Tammi Zellmer - Independent CAbi Consultant.
- For more information about the WLC, “Learning for Life” or the “Power of the Purse,” please click here or contact Tari Jahns at 715-421-0390 or email@example.com.
2-1-1 Day is February 11th
- Download the Governor's Proclamation
- Download the Mayor's Proclamation
- Mayor Zachary Vruwink has officially proclaimed February 11th, 2014 as “2-1-1 Day” in Wisconsin Rapids; and Governor Scott Walker has declared it “2-1-1 Day” for the State of Wisconsin. United Way’s 2-1-1 is a valuable community program that has helped thousands of callers find the resources or referrals they need in just one phone call.
- Every day, someone somewhere in south Wood County needs to find essential community services, such as: an after-school program, a food pantry, or a place to secure care for an aging parent. Many people face these challenges but don't always know where to turn for help.
- United Way’s 2-1-1 is an information and referral program that maintains a database of community resources and connects callers with questions to the proper services or organizations to meet their human, social and information needs. This service is free, confidential and available 24/7.
- “In 2013 we answered over 5,200 calls,” said Amy Fluno, 2-1-1 Program Director. “Helping people get connected to community resources is what 2-1-1 is all about. Many callers were not aware of the services offered in their communities and are grateful for the resources we offer to them.
- February 11th is the perfect day to get to know this useful tool and celebrate all the good that it does. You can participate in celebrating United Way’s 2-1-1 several different ways:
- Advocate on behalf of a family member or friend who is having a difficult time, dial 2-1-1 to see what resources are available.
- If you are part of a non-profit organization, religious entity or government agency providing health or human service programs to the public, contact 2-1-1 to be added to our database.
- Call and request free 2-1-1 materials (posters, fact cards, magnets, etc.) and put them on display where you work or at your church.
- Sign up for the “Get Connected Get Answers” Blog at www.unitedways211.blogspot.com to stay informed about local events, support groups, conferences, classes and updates in your community.
- Visit our website at www.getconnected211.org and download helpful guides such as the “Help for Hard Times” Guides.
- Volunteer for United Way’s 2-1-1, and help with data entry and answering phone calls.
- In addition to connecting callers to local resources, United Way’s 2-1-1 also tracks caller needs and uses that information to analyze trends, such as identifying gaps in services. This information can be used to help make program funding decisions.
- For more information, contact United Way’s 2-1-1 by dialing the three digit number 2-1-1; or visit our website at www.getconnected211.org.
- About United Way’s 2-1-1
- United Way’s 2-1-1 is a FREE and confidential three digit number you can dial to receive information and referral to local community resources. It is available 24/7. Commonly asked questions range from “I cannot pay my utility bill – who can help?” to “I need help caring for my loved one with dementia.”
- United Way’s 2-1-1 is a non-profit organization based in south Wood County and is governed collaboratively between United Way of Inner Wisconsin and Marshfield Area United Way. The 2-1-1 call center serves Wood, Adams, Juneau, Clark, Taylor, Rusk, Price, Barron, Sawyer, Washburn, Burnett, Ashland, Bayfield and Iron Counties.