Press Releases

Ride United Transportation Program Temporarily Paused Beginning July 1

June 28, 2022

United Way Manitowoc County announces that the Ride United program will be temporarily paused starting July 1, 2022 due to limited funding. Since launching the program on June 1, 2022, Ride United has provided over 200 rides, quickly depleting a $4,000 pilot grant United Way Manitowoc County received from United Way Worldwide for the program.

The United Way team anticipates an update regarding another round of funding in July and plans to reinstate the program shortly after. To learn more about Ride United or speak with a United Way Manitowoc County staff person, please call 920.682.8888 or email info@unitedwaymanitowoccounty.org.

United Way's Stuff the Bus Event Takes Place July 22

June 21, 2022

United Way Manitowoc County is partnering with Brandt Buses, Inc. on Friday, July 22, 8:00am-12:00noon for United Way’s brand-new Stuff the Bus event.

 

In support of area schools’ community closets, United Way is collecting essential supplies for youth. Examples of needed items include toiletries, clothing gift cards, non-perishable snacks, gloves/mittens, socks, etc. For the full list of schools and items, visit unitedwaymanitowoccounty.org and click on the Stuff the Bus banner.

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United Way Launches New Program Called Ride United

May 24, 2022

United Way Manitowoc County is excited to launch a new program called Ride United designed to improve transportation equity. “This service will help our community’s greatest resource – our people – meet their most basic of needs,” said Ashley Bender, United Way’s Executive Director.

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United Way Manitowoc County's Annual Day of Action Set for June 17

May 23, 2022

United Way's Annual Day of Action is a global day of service where people from all across the world volunteer their time to create positive change.

On June 17 United Way Manitowoc County is once again mobilizing volunteers - individuals, company teams, and community groups - to give back and invest their time in Manitowoc County.

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Early Childhood Care & Education Consortium of Manitowoc County to introduce an innovative Early Childhood Care Benefit on April 4

March 29, 2022

The Early Childhood Care & Education Consortium of Manitowoc County is introducing an innovative Early Childhood Care Benefit on Monday, April 4 at 10:00am via Zoom.

 

This new and forward-thinking benefit is a community workforce development initiative for Manitowoc County employers that will:

  • engage more adults in the workforce

  • expand early childhood care capacity

  • create a healthy future labor force

  • help families thrive

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United Way Manitowoc County Announces COAD Disaster Relief Community Fund

March 10, 2022

United Way Manitowoc County announces their brand-new COAD Disaster Relief Community Fund.

 

Manitowoc County’s COAD – which stands for Community Organizations Active in Disaster – was formed in October 2019. The COAD is a partnership of local organizations led by United Way Manitowoc County to coordinate disaster response education and timely dissemination of critical information and resources. Participants consist of nonprofits, faith-based organizations, businesses, schools, and other community organizations who can play an active role in times of crisis.

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United Way Manitowoc County Celebrates 211 Day

February 11, 2022

Statewide, Governor Tony Evers once again proclaimed February 11, 2022 as 211 Day.

 

United Way Manitowoc County is joining forces with United Ways across the country in celebrating 211 Day (2/11) to raise awareness of the vital services 211 provides which are leveraged by millions of people across North America. Every day, individuals contact 211 for free to access resources for basic needs and human services.

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United Way Manitowoc County Offers Online Tax Filing Tool for Free

January 27, 2022

Today, United Way Manitowoc County announced the launch of this tax season’s MyFreeTaxes.com site. For the 12th year, United Way is providing online tax filing software, accessible through MyFreeTaxes.com, to help taxpayers easily and accurately file their taxes from their computer or smartphone. MyFreeTaxes® is a free and easy way to file federal and state tax returns for free.

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Holy Family Memorial Froedtert Runs Successful United Way Manitowoc County Fundraiser

December 29, 2021

Holy Family Memorial Froedtert successfully raised $35,569.90 during their 2021 United Way Manitowoc County Workplace Campaign Fundraiser. Holy Family Memorial Froedtert is United Way Manitowoc County’s 2021 top workplace fundraiser, surpassing last year’s 2020 top workplace by $4,244.04 as of 12/29/2021.

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2022 Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) Meetings Set

December 15, 2021

The Manitowoc County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) has set their 2022 meetings.

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Hunger Coalition of Manitowoc County Held First Annual Thanksgiving Community Meal

December 8, 2021

The Hunger Coalition of Manitowoc County held their first annual Thanksgiving Community Meal on Thursday, November 25, 2021 from 11:30am – 1:30pm in partnership with Roncalli High School.

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Curd Crawl - A New Fundraiser for United Way Manitowoc County

September 21, 2021

United Way Manitowoc County invites everyone to participate in their first ever Curd Crawl fundraiser on Saturday, October 16, 2021!

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United Way Manitowoc County Hosts Event to Highlight Why Early Childhood Care and Education is No Small Matter

August 6, 2021

United Way Manitowoc County is hosting an event to highlight why early childcare and education is no small matter on Tuesday, August 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Manitowoc campus theatre.

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Next Meeting of the Manitowoc County COAD Set for August 5

July 30, 2021

Manitowoc County’s Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) has scheduled their next meeting for Thursday, August 5 from 12:00-1:30 pm at Manitowoc County Emergency Management, 1024 South 9th Street, Manitowoc.

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United Way Manitowoc County Plans Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Kit Distribution

July 6, 2021

During their recent successful Annual Day of Action, United Way Manitowoc County mobilized volunteers to assemble 400 diversity, equity and inclusion kits for children in our community. The United Way team is excited to be distributing these kits at the Downtown Manitowoc Farmers’ Market on Saturday, July 10 from 8 am to 1 pm.

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United Way's Annual Day of Action Set for June 18

May 27, 2021

United Way Manitowoc County is once again celebrating United Way’s Annual Day of Action – a global day of service – in Manitowoc County. Their Annual Day of Action is scheduled for Friday, June 18.

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United Way Manitowoc County Releases 2020 Annual Report

April 21, 2021

Earlier today, United Way Manitowoc County released their 2020 Annual Report to the community.

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Wisconsin Approved for Pandemic-EBT
Families with school-aged children receive additional aid to purchase food

March 31, 2021

In February, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced that Wisconsin is approved for a second round of Pandemic-EBT, a program that will provide additional aid for food to low-income families with school-aged children in virtual learning settings.

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United Way Manitowoc County Looks Back at COVID-19 Response One Year Later

March 23, 2021

On March 21, 2020, United Way Manitowoc County launched their COVID-19 Basic Needs Relief Fund in partnership with Manitowoc County’s COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. One year later, United Way is looking back on the impact made and work done so far to help Manitowoc County respond, recover, reimagine and rebuild by launching an in depth one-year report outlining their COVID-19 response efforts.

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United Way Manitowoc County Offers Online Tax Filing Tool for Free

February 17, 2021

This week, United Way Manitowoc County announced the launch of this tax season’s MyFreeTaxes.com site. For the 12th year, United Way is providing online tax filing software, accessible through MyFreeTaxes.com, to help taxpayers easily and accurately file their taxes from their computer or smartphone. MyFreeTaxes is a free and easy way to file federal and state tax returns for free.

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United Way Manitowoc County Celebrates 211 Day

February 11, 2021

United Way Manitowoc County is joining forces with United Ways across the country in celebrating 211 Day on February 11 (2/11) to raise awareness about the vital services 211 provides nationwide.

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United Way Manitowoc County Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 18, 2021

United Way Manitowoc County is excited to once again celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. As part of today’s celebration, United Way is encouraging our community members to volunteer their time and launching a 21 Week Equity Challenge.

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United Way Manitowoc County Welcomes New Board Chair and Members

January 15, 2021

United Way Manitowoc County is excited to announce that Kim Rooney has been elected Board Chair. They have also added three new members to their Board of Directors – Joe Cook, Tracy Pleus and Heidi Soodsma.

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United Way Manitowoc County Holds Volunteer Manager Meetings

January 13, 2021

United Way Manitowoc County welcomes volunteer managers and coordinators to join their quarterly volunteer manager meetings. This community of practice gathers four times a year to share ideas, learn from fellow volunteer coordinators across Manitowoc County, and learn more about how United Way’s Volunteer Connection Center – the hub for volunteerism in Manitowoc County – can help build an organization’s capacity. Whether you manage volunteers at a nonprofit, school, church or other organization, United Way Manitowoc County welcomes you to join in these meetings.

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