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Financial Stability Coalition Asks Community To Complete Survey

  • United Way of Inner Wisconsin's Financial Stability Coalition has created a survey to gain better understanding of how residents of south Wood County feel they manage their money, if there is a need from the community for some sort financial stability product, and what would be the best way to deliver that product in our community.
  • Surveys are out and available at the following locations in our community to be completed from Wednesday August 10 thru Wednesday August 17:
    • Boys and Girls Club
    • McMillan Library
    • South Wood County YMCA, both locations
    • SWEPS
    • The Family Center
    • The Neighborhood Table (the survey will be available at the Community Meal on Thursday August 18).
  • You can download a hard copy of the survey HERE.
  • You can complete an online survey HERE.
  • Please drop off completed surveys to the United Way office or one of the locations listed above no later than Wednesday, August 17.
  • Please share this with your staff, clients, customers, friends and family and encourage them to participate. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will remain anonymous.


Stuff the Bus of Adams County is August 12th

  • Stuff the Bus will be collecting school supplies from local businesses and organizations on Friday, August 12, 2016.  This year 17 businesses and organizations are holding school supply drives for Stuff the Bus.  On August 12, starting at 9:00am, a bus donated by Kobussen Buses, Ltd. will drive to each location to stuff the bus!
  • Individuals who wish to donate school supplies to Stuff the Bus can drop off supplies at any of these locations: 
    • Adams Assembly of God (internal drive - open to members only)
    • Adams Columbia Electric Cooperative
    • Adams County Courthouse / Community Service Program Office
    • Adams County Health & Human Services
    • Adams Friendship Area School District Administration Office
    • AF County Market
    • BMO Harris
    • City of Adams
    • Grand Marsh State Bank
    • Grande Custom Ingredients (internal drive - open to employees only)
    • Lakes Area Christian Fellowship
    • Liberty Village (fka Liberty Manor)
    • Practical Cents
    • Royal Bank
    • Villa Pines Living Center
    • Wall Chiropractic
    • WestRock (internal drive - open to employees only)
  • Items that are especially needed include:  24 count crayons, pencils, pencil pouches, pens (red, blue or black), colored pencils, washable markers, watercolor paints, pointed scissors, wide ruled paper (spiral bound), glue sticks, supply boxes, pocket folders, filler paper (wide ruled), 3 ring binders  (1inch size), rulers, scientific  calculators, and backpacks.
  • Monetary donations and gift certificates are also accepted.  These will be used to purchase additional school supplies.  Please write checks to “Stuff the Bus” and deliver to:  Adams-Friendship Schools Administrative Building, 201 W. 6th St., Friendship, WI 53934. 
  • Volunteers are needed to help collect school supplies at each location, sort donations and help distribute to local, needy students.  To volunteer, please contact the Adams County Community Services Program at 608-339-4544.
  • On August 16, 2016, backpacks filled with school supplies will be distributed to local students in need.  All students who live in Adams County - whose families are in need of financial assistance - qualify for the program. To receive an application, please stop into the Adams County Health and Human Services office between now and August 12, 2016. 
  • For more information about Stuff the Bus, please dial 2-1-1 to speak to an information specialist, or find us on Facebook. 


United Way of Inner Wisconsin to Distribute Emergency Funds

  • The United Way of Inner Wisconsin, for the 28th year, is administering a grant from the Federal Emergency Food & Shelter Program for distribution in Wood County, according to Tari Jahns, Chief Executive Officer.  Jahns said the grant is in the amount of $10,115.
  • The purpose of the grant is to supplement and extend existing emergency food and shelter programs in high need areas.  Jahns stated that the previous grant was used for rent/mortgage, shelter and food assistance. 
  • The Phase 33 grant of the Emergency Food & Shelter Program will be distributed to local, voluntary or governmental agencies for provision of needed emergency food and shelter assistance.  A local board is responsible for recommending how the funds will be distributed among Wood County agencies. 
  • Under the terms of the grant, local private voluntary or governmental organizations eligible to be distributing agencies for the grant must be nonprofit, have an accounting system and conduct an annual audit, practice nondiscrimination, have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and shelter programs, and if they are private voluntary organizations they must have a voluntary board of directors. 
  • Qualifying agencies may apply by contacting Stefanie at the United Way of Inner Wisconsin Office at 715-421-0390.  Application materials must be completed and submitted by Friday, August, 12, 2016.  Late, incomplete or partially completed applications will not be considered. 
  • To be considered for funding, each agency applying must attend a meeting on Friday, August, 19, 2016 at 9:00AM at the Associated Bank in Pittsville.