How we live united in sheboygan county
United Way of Sheboygan County (UWofSC) identifies issues, develops partnerships, implements solutions, and measures results. Our goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of problems.
LIVE UNITED. It's a credo. A mission. A goal. A constant reminder that when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. We build the strength of our neighborhoods. We bolster the health of our communities. And we change the lives of those who walk by us every day.
Volunteerism is just another way you can give back to the community.
Together we can make Sheboygan County a better place
Letter to the Editor: United Way Campaign Winding Down with High Hopes of Great Success
It’s looking good. Although we have not completely wrapped
up our annual effort, we are confident we will reach, and
quite possibly exceed, our $2.5 million dollar target. To
date, $2.3 million dollars is in house with some of our
major firms still wrapping up their workplace campaigns. We
are so thankful to the thousands of individuals and the 200+
local businesses that participated in our 2014 campaign and
we wanted to take this opportunity to thank this generous
community for your support.
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Are You Looking for Something to Do on Wednesday, January 28th?
It was a cold November afternoon. No, I was not at a
Packer game. I was standing outside watching a volunteer
fire department attempt to put out a fire. The water
holding tanks were starting to freeze, the fire fighters
were struggling to stay warm while they cut through the
slate roof with saws. Smoke was billowing out of the
house and flames could be seen through the second floor
windows. When the fire was finally out, we no longer had a
roof over our heads. Nor did the six teenage boys, ages
12 – 17 years, living with us at the residential treatment
center. For the next few weeks, we all double bunked at
another home administered by the residential treatment
center that employed us as house parents. Four adults, 14
teenage boys, one 2-year old and two dogs shared a five
bedroom, 2 bath home. As we worked to ensure the boys
would be either moved back home or to other residential
treatment programs, it dawned on my husband and I that soon
we would be both homeless and unemployed. Fortunately
this unexpected event, the house fire, led us back to
Sheboygan – our home town.
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Not Your Grandmother's United Way, Part Two
Last week, our column talked about transition: the
transition from the traditional United Way model (raising as
much money as possible and distributing it to affiliate
agency programs doing good things in the community) to the
Impact Investment Model, focusing on a small number of
specific issues and fixing them.
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