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As we usher in the New Year, many people are making Resolutions:  to lose weight, to quit smoking, to live healthier, etc.  Here is a resolution that’s easy to achieve:  resolve to volunteer in 2018!  Ruth Kruger is already putting her hopes for the community into action by volunteering for Childcaring, Inc., a program that offers assistance and support to child care programs, families, and the community. Their services include: business...

United Way of Inner Wisconsin honored its many supporters Wednesday during its Thank You and Recognition Celebration at Great Expectations.  “Our most important assets are our donors and our volunteers,” said Tari Jahns, CEO.  “We thank each and every person who rolled up their sleeves and did their part during the 2017 campaign – either by making a donation or by pitching in to help.  You made our campaign a success and you are helping the...

United Way of Inner Wisconsin is currently accepting funding applications for programs that address Financial Stability and Safety Net Services (shelter and food).  Programs that receive funding in this cycle will receive a two-year grant for 2019 and 2020.  Education and Health programs are currently funded through 2019 and will be able to apply again in 2019 for 2020-2021 funding.  

How to Apply

Programs that wish to apply...

United Way of Inner Wisconsin is thanking the community for its support during the 2017 Campaign and you are invited!  Anyone who made a donation or volunteered during the 2017 United Way campaign is welcome to join us to network and celebrate our campaign and the end of our 75th Anniversary year.

The Thank You and Recognition Celebration is Wednesday January 10, 2018 from 4pm – 6pm at Great Expectations (3551 Plover Rd. Wisconsin...

By Angela Loucks, Volunteer Center Director, United Way of Inner Wisconsin

As we usher in the New Year, many people are making resolutions:  to lose weight, to quit smoking, to live healthier, etc.  Here is a resolution that’s easy to achieve: volunteer in 2018!  The opportunities to roll your sleeves up and pitch in are all around you:  at church, at your kid’s / grandchildren’s school or youth activities, or...

The United Way of Inner Wisconsin Prize Patrol was busy from December 7-14, delivering five $1,000 cash prizes to unsuspecting winners!  To qualify, these winners needed to make a first-time $26+ gift to United Way of Inner Wisconsin; or increase their gifts by $26 over their 2016 donation. This year’s winners were:  Carl Hilke of WFHR/WLJY; Elizabeth Ironside of Aspirus; Dale Ninneman of Solarus; Robert Schmid of WestRock; and Paul Siekert...

For many people, going to Rudolph Country Christmas is an annual holiday tradition.  It simply isn’t Christmas until you go to the Rudolph Post Office to get your holiday cards postmarked with that special Red Nosed Reindeer imprint.  This year, Rudolph Country Christmas was on December 9th

As the event expands, so does the need for volunteers and fresh perspectives.  Lauren and Mike got involved last year when they saw a...

With 72 yards raked and over 430 volunteers participating, the 2017 Day of Caring was truly a success!  We were also able to collect personal essential items for Acorn Apartments, a low income apartment building for individuals with special needs.  Day of Caring, which was held November 4th this year, is an annual day of volunteering, organized by United Way of Inner Wisconsin’s Volunteer Center.

“This year’s Day of Caring...

On Saturday, November 18, 2017 the Volunteer Center will be asking families in south Wood County to get out and volunteer together as a family!  According to the Points of Light Foundation “Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that celebrates the power of families who work together to support their communities and neighborhoods.”

In south Wood County, families can view our website at www....

On November 15, 2017, WFHR AM 1320 will be lending its air waves to United Way of Inner Wisconsin for its 13th Annual Radiothon.  United Way staff and volunteers will be promoting the 2017 Campaign, taking donations and promoting the $1,000 Sweepstakes.  During the Radiothon listeners will have the opportunity to call in and make a pledge; they can also have it announced LIVE on the air!

The Radiothon will take place between the hours...

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