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United Way of Inner Wisconsin invites the community to join them at Lunch By The River on August 3, 2017 from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Veteran’s Memorial Park.  United Way will be celebrating its upcoming kick off to the 2017 United Way Campaign. 

United Way will give away FREE children’s books, and information about the 2017 Campaign.  Stuff the School Bus will also be there collecting school supplies. 

The United Way of Inner...

On Thursday, August 3, 2017, the community will come together to “Stuff the School Bus” with donations of school supplies so students in need can start the school year right this fall.  Stuff the School Bus will take place during Lunch By The River from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at Veteran’s Memorial Park, Wisconsin Rapids.  There will be an alternate rain location at Witter Field (Rafters tented area).

Local businesses, organizations and...

The Stuff the School Bus Committee is currently seeking businesses, organizations, churches, etc. to be drop-off sites for this year’s Stuff the School Bus school supply drive.  This year’s drive will begin Monday, July 10th and end with the Stuff the School Bus collection event which will be held on August 3, 2017 from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Veteran’s Memorial Park during Lunch by the River.

Stuff the School Bus is seeking...

The Stuff the Bus Committee of Adams County is currently seeking drop off locations for its Ninth Annual Stuff the Bus Collection.  Businesses and organizations can begin holding school supply drives from July 17, 2017 until August 11.  On August 11th, 9:00 am, a bus donated by Kobussen Buses Ltd. will depart from the Adams-Friendship Area School District Office and drive to each location to pick up school supplies and “Stuff the Bus!”

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Anyone who has kids or youth in school today has heard the term “STEM” used a lot.  STEM is short for Science – Technology – Engineering - Mathematics.  STEM is being emphasized in schools (and even youth activities such as Girl and Boy Scouts) because there is demand for skilled workers in the STEM areas.

The School District of Nekoosa responded by establishing the Central Wisconsin STEM Academy (CWSA) in fall of 2014.  Its mission is...

Local food programs in south Wood County received a boost in donations June 14th after the South Wood County Hunger Coalition raised 7,000 pounds of non-perishable food during its annual “United We Can” event.  Six teams competed in the food sculpture contest, with prizes going to:

  • Most Creative Award – Paper City Savings Association
  • Most Nutritious Award - Domtar
  • Community Choice Award – ERCO...

United Way of Inner Wisconsin’s South Wood County Hunger Coalition will be hosting its fifth annual “United We Can” food sculpture contest June 14, 2017 from 10am to 4pm at Witter Field.  During United We Can, teams from around the community will create sculptures made entirely out of canned food - and other basic need items - donated by local businesses and friends.

Food sculptures will continue to be displayed during the Wisconsin...

United Way of Inner Wisconsin will be giving away FREE children’s books during its 8th Annual Great Book Giveaway from June 6-16 in south Wood and Adams Counties.

Volunteers will be reading to children at each location for approximately half an hour; and afterwards each child can select two FREE books to take home and keep.  The books were collected during a book drive held in April.

All children and youth (from ages...

United Way of Inner Wisconsin plans to distribute $481,352 in south Wood County and $29,500 in Adams County, for a total of $510,852, pending a successful fall campaign.

This year, United Way of Inner Wisconsin also changed to a two year funding cycle, meaning only programs in the “Education” and “Health” strategy areas needed to apply for funding this past spring.  Programs in “Income” and “Safety Net Services” will receive...

By Angie Loucks, Marketing/Communications Director

United Way has released its 2017 Help Guide for South Wood and Adams Counties.  In south Wood County, the Help Guide has been distributed to non-profit, government offices, schools, etc.  A Help Guide went home with each elementary school-aged student.  14,000 Help Guides were printed with the help of a Bridge Grant from Incourage.  It is also available in Spanish and...

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