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The 2017 Stuff the Bus collection in Adams County was able to give backpacks filled with school supplies to 304 local students, thanks to the generosity of the entire community! 

The Stuff the Bus Committee would like to thank all the local businesses and organizations who held school supply drives, the volunteers who helped with the collection and distribution events, everyone who donated school supplies and/or cash, and Kobussen...

Save the date!  Our annual raking event, Day of Caring is scheduled for November 4, 2017 so mark your calendars!   All volunteers receive a free t-shirt and a hot breakfast.  Volunteers and team leaders can register online at https://www.uwiw.org/day-caring.  Event starts at 8:00am at the Grand Rapids Lion’s Club.  All youth volunteers MUST have a signed waiver from a parent or guardian.

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The Stuff the School Bus / Stuff the Desk events in 2017 served a total of 787 students, compared to 653 students in 2016.  The Stuff the School Bus Committee is thrilled with the results and happy to have reached more students in need this year.

Stuff the School Bus took place August 3, 2017 at Witter Field.  Stuff the Desk was on August 19th at Lincoln High School.

2017 Statistics:

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The community is invited to have their sensitive documents shredded free of charge AND help United Way at the same time! Community Shred Day is an opportunity for community members to protect their identities by shredding documents - such as old tax returns, bank statements and cancelled checks - free and securely onsite by Shred Safe.  The event will take place September 13, 2017 from 11am – 2pm in the River Cities Bank parking lot.

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United Way of Inner Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Rapids McDonald’s restaurant will be celebrating 45 years of making a difference in the community.

“This is truly a special year in that we are celebrating two anniversaries,” said Tari Jahns, CEO.  “2017 will be our 45th United Way Day at McDonalds; and it is also our 75th Anniversary.  McDonald’s Day has been a very important part of our long-standing legacy in the...

When Scott Brueggen contacted the Volunteer Center six months ago, he already knew what he wanted to do. “My mom and dad both had Alzheimer’s at the same time so I spent a lot of time with them,” said Scott.  “My mom lasted three years and my dad for eight.  So volunteering with people with dementia became a passion of mine.  I contacted Sally Flanagan at The Lowell Center and she told me to call the Volunteer Center.”

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On September 8, 2017, the Wisconsin Rapids Super-Lube will be holding a Customer Appreciation Day from 8:00am – 7:00pm.  Customers will be able to receive 50% off on oil changes and a portion of every oil change will be donated to United Way of Inner Wisconsin. 

Super-Lube will also be offering hotdogs and sodas for a donation to United Way from 11:00am to 1:30pm.  Volunteers and staff will be present from 10am – 4:00pm to hand out...

United Way of Inner Wisconsin is proud to announce the kick off of its 2017 Campaign today. 

“This is a special year because it’s our 75th Anniversary,” said Tari Jahns, CEO.  “It is amazing to be celebrating 75 years of changing the community and to be part of a long history of change-makers.  We are honored and hope to change the community for another 75 years.”

The 2017 theme, “There are 75 Reasons to Give.  What’s...

By Tari Jahns, CEO

United Way’s Women United (WU) is currently recruiting Reading Mentors to be part of our Learning for Life Initiative at Humke Elementary in Nekoosa, Grove Elementary, Mead Elementary Charter School and Washington Elementary in Wisconsin Rapids as well as Port Edwards Elementary School.  We are looking for 100+ adults who are willing to volunteer one day per week for 45-60 minutes throughout...

By Emily Stieve, Community Impact Director

Since August 2016, the Financial Stability Coalition has been meeting monthly engaging in explorative discussions on ways for community members to learn skills to become financially independent.  Financial institutions, non-profits, municipalities, financial coaches, and business professionals currently sit at the table for these discussions.

One of the...

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