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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...

By Emily Stieve, Community Impact Director

On Wednesday, June 14th, the South Wood County Hunger Coalition will host the fifth annual UNITED WE CAN food sculpture event at Witter Field during a Rafters game.  Teams compete to build the most creative and visually captivating sculpture out of canned food and will compete to receive awards for Most Nutritious, Most Creative and a Community Choice award chosen by those in...

By Stefanie Drexler, Director of Office Operations

This Father’s day, #skipthetie and celebrate a Dad you know by helping out a Dad you don’t.  June 18th can be more than recognizing a father figure in your life – it can be an opportunity to help struggling fathers in our communities to care for their own families and put their children on track for a brighter future.  

All you will need to do is visit...

By Amy Fluno, 2-1-1 Director

Recently 2-1-1 as a state decided to change database providers. We chose VisionLink to become our new provider for a few reasons.  VisionLink provides a unique platform that handles our resource directories, follows our AIRS standards, efficient partnering, and more.  This new system is much more updated and streamlined than our previous one was. Together as a state-wide system we are...

By Emily Stieve, Community Impact Director

“Youth have access to mentors, role models, and enrichments outside of the school day in a safe environment which enhances: personal growth, character development and academic achievement” is the goal for the Youth Success Coalition.

In February 2016, the coalition formed and focuses its efforts on providing job shadowing experiences for high school students....

The South Wood County Hunger Coalition is currently recruiting volunteer teams to build canned food sculptures for its Fifth Annual “Strike Out Hunger United We Can” event.

Construction for United We Can will be June 14, 2017 from 10am – 4pm at Witter Field.  Canned food sculptures will be on display during the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters game against the Green Bay Bullfrogs starting at 7:05pm.  Afterwards, the sculptures will be taken...

United Way of Inner Wisconsin has released its 2017 Help Guide for South Wood County.  It has been distributed to schools, non-profit organizations, government entities, churches, medical organizations, businesses, libraries, and human service agencies throughout south Wood County.  A Help Guide has gone home with each elementary-aged student in the Wisconsin Rapids, Nekoosa and Port Edwards School Districts. Help Guides will also be...

The Stuff the School Bus committee for south Wood County will soon be accepting applications for free school supplies that will be distributed August 19, 2017, 8:00am – 10:30am at Lincoln High School (1801 16th St. S., Wisconsin Rapids).  Families who wish to receive free school supplies need to pre-register from May 1, 2017 to July 21, 2017.

To pre-register to receive free school supplies:

  • Online registration is...

National Volunteer Week is April 23-29. This is a week where we showcase all the ways volunteering is so good for you and the community! At the Volunteer Center we work with 30 agencies who utilize and depend on volunteers to help their organization run on a daily basis. They are always on the lookout for people who are willing and able to give of their time and talents to help others.

Volunteering isn’t always just about helping...

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