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United Way Announces "Make It Rain for Youth" Spring Fundraiser

June 10, 2024

United Way is excited to announce the launch of its “Make It Rain for Youth” Spring Fundraiser, an impactful campaign aiming to raise $30,000 by June 30. This vital fundraiser is dedicated to funding essential youth programs that advance mental health, social and emotional skills, and academic outcomes.



“Make It Rain for Youth” underscores United Way's commitment to providing opportunities for all youth through its Youth Development Fund, an initiative of United Way’s Youth Development Collaborative. Members of the Youth Development Collaborative include school districts and youth-serving organizations from across Manitowoc County.

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Volunteer for United Way's Day of Action and Make an Impact

June 3, 2024

United Way Manitowoc County is calling on volunteers to create meaningful impact on Friday, June 21 during Day of Action, an annual event that mobilizes the caring power of volunteers throughout Manitowoc County.

United Way needs 50+ volunteers to help with projects at these nine local nonprofits:

  • Crossfire Ranch

  • Grow It Forward

  • The Haven of Manitowoc County

  • Hope House of Manitowoc County

  • InCourage

  • Lakeshore Humane Society

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

  • Two Rivers Senior Center

  • Van der Brohe Arboretum

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United Way Manitowoc County to Host Spring Volunteer Fair May 16 at Lester Public Library

April 29, 2024

United Way invites residents of Manitowoc County to visit the Spring Volunteer Fair on Thursday, May 16, 11:00am-2:00pm at Lester Public Library in Two Rivers. The library is located at 1001 Adams Street and takes place in the Community Room.


The purpose of this event is to give community members a chance to connect with local nonprofits to learn about their mission, services, and volunteer opportunities. Grab a friend, family member, or coworker and find fun ways to give back to your community!

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United Way Manitowoc County Announces Director of Impact Strategies

February 2, 2024

United Way Manitowoc County (UWMC) is honored to announce Ben Peters as the new Director of Impact Strategies. Peters will oversee the organization’s three initiatives: Basic Needs, Early Childhood and Youth Development. This includes facilitating community-level coalition work with local nonprofits and development of United Way’s results data management system.

“The Director of Impact Strategies position is an investment in our community,” says Ashley Bender, Executive Director of United Way Manitowoc County. “With the addition of this role, United Way has the capacity to develop a comprehensive and coordinated approach to collaboration with other nonprofits and move the needle on very complex problems such as homelessness, food insecurity, lack of child care, and access to critical services like mental health care.”

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Volunteers Needed for the Winter 2024 Homelessness Count

January 8, 2024

Volunteers are needed to assist in conducting the Point-in-Time (PIT) Homelessness Count on January 24 and 25, 2024. Two shifts are available: 11:00pm-1:00am and 4:00am-6:00am. During this event community volunteers go out in 2-hour shifts and search for individuals who might be sleeping unsheltered in an effort to connect those individuals to resources.

This PIT event is part of the Housing Coalition of Manitowoc County’s efforts in partnership with the Lakeshore Continuum of Care to combat homelessness. “As our community sees more and more individuals and families experience housing insecurities, events like the PIT Count are very important for several reasons,” said Ashley Bender, Executive Director, United Way Manitowoc County. “The data we collect helps the Housing Coalition make informed decisions and bring meaningful solutions to our community. This is also an opportunity to let those experiencing homelessness know we care about them and that their well-being is important to us.”

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