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United Way Manitowoc County Celebrates $111,646 in Prescription Savings

United Way Manitowoc County today announced that in 2019, Manitowoc County residents saved $111,646 on their prescription medications, a 29% increase in savings from 2018, thanks to their partnership with FamilyWize.

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January 16, 2020

United Way Manitowoc County Encourages Community to Unleash their Inner Superhero this #GivingTuesday

United Way Manitowoc County is once again joining the global giving movement by celebrating #GivingTuesday on Tuesday, December 3.

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November 27, 2019

United Way Months Proclaimed, Wisconsin Comes Together for Lasting Social Change

Governor Tony Evers has designated the months of September and October 2019 as United Way Months in Wisconsin.

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September 5, 2019

United Way Manitowoc County's Cousins Subs Donation Night

United Way Manitowoc County is hosting a Donation Night at Cousins Subs in Manitowoc (4530 Calumet Avenue) on Monday, September 16 from 4 to 7 pm.

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September 4, 2019

United Way Manitowoc County's Day of Action Impactful for Community

Last Friday, hundreds of local United Ways across the globe held their annual Day of Action – a global day of service where volunteers gave their time and talents to create positive change in their communities. Locally, United Way Manitowoc County mobilized 80 volunteers – more than twice as many as the previous year – to make an impact. The volunteers completed projects at 10 different nonprofit organizations, and their efforts from that morning have a combined value of over $6,350.

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June 27, 2019

United Way Manitowoc County's Panera Fundraising Night

United Way Manitowoc County is hosting a fundraising night at Panera Bread, Manitowoc (4606 Calumet Avenue) on Tuesday, June 18 from 4 to 8 pm.

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June 11, 2019

United Way's Annual Day of Action - June 21st

United Way's Annual Day of Action - a global day of service where thousands of people from over 400 communities across the world volunteer their time to create positive change - is taking place on Friday, June 21.

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May 30, 2019

United Way Manitowoc County Hires New Executive

The United Way Manitowoc County board has announced that the organization’s associate director, Ashley Bender, will succeed Tania Spofford as executive director.

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March 15, 2019

2-1-1 Day on February 11 Celebrates Human Services Number

Next week, on Monday, February 11, 2019 (2/11/19) United Way Manitowoc County will join in the nationwide celebration of 2-1-1 Day, in recognition of the free, user-friendly phone number that connects over 14 million people to critical resources, information and services each year. This 2-1-1 Day, United Way Manitowoc County wants everyone in our community to know that these three numbers, 2-1-1, can change a life. Whether you’re calling to get or give help, immediate help is just a call away.

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February 6, 2019

File Taxes for Free with United Way's MyFreeTaxes

Seventy percent of US taxpayers are eligible to file their taxes for free, but many don’t know about MyFreeTaxes. United Way’s MyFreeTaxes offers individuals or households who earned less than $66,000 in 2018 an easy way to file their taxes in less than one hour – and save an average of $200 in tax preparation fees.

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January 30, 2019

United Way Manitowoc County celebrates #GivingTuesday

United Way Manitowoc County is joining the global giving movement once again by celebrating #GivingTuesday on Tuesday, November 27.

#GivingTuesday, celebrated annually the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrates generosity worldwide. United Way Manitowoc County encourages the community to join the giving movement by giving of their time and talents or by making an impactful monetary donation this holiday season.

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November 20, 2018

United Way Manitowoc County's Volunteer Connection Center launches

United Way Manitowoc County is thrilled to announce the launch of a new county-wide service: United Way Manitowoc County's Volunteer Connection Center. Individuals, companies and schools can now visit the brand new online volunteer center and begin signing up for enriching volunteer opportunities across Manitowoc County by visiting and clicking "Volunteer."

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November 13, 2018

United Way Manitowoc County collects books for Reach Out and Read

Early connections and literacy is one of United Way Manitowoc County’s four priority issues. 90% of brain development occurs by age 5, and 61% of children from low-income families have no children’s books in the home. That is why UWMC proudly supports organizations like Reach Out and Read, who place emphasis on influencing a child’s future in their first few years and ensuring that all children have access to books.

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November 2, 2018

CNH Industrial and United Way deliver snack packs for a Company Day of Caring

In September, Case New Holland (CNH) Industrial in St. Nazianz participated in a Company Day of Caring, a United Way Manitowoc County initiative that promotes engagement and volunteerism in the community through the workplace.

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October 11, 2018

United Way Manitowoc County welcomes Courtney Pelot as Marketing and Brand Strategy Manager

United Way Manitowoc County is proud to announce and welcome Courtney Pelot as the new Marketing and Brand Strategy Manager. Pelot will be responsible for the development and execution of strategic marketing, communications, brand management, and media relations in support of year-round fund raising efforts for UWMC.

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September 25, 2018

Volunteering a vital component of United Way's mission

For nearly 90 years, United Way Manitowoc County (UWMC) has been committed to helping the region through volunteer services. This commitment has grown and evolved over the years including engaging volunteers throughout Manitowoc County to assist with a variety of community activities including Day of Action, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, various affinity groups, and more.

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July 2018

United Way Manitowoc County - Progress 2018

2017 was a transitional year for United Way Manitowoc County. We welcomed a new executive director, funded 20 programs through Local Community Impact Grants, and brought Dan Pallotta’s Bolder Board Training as a resource for nonprofit capacity building.

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March 2018

CNH Industrial brings Born Learning Trail to St. Nazianz

CNH Industrial partnered with United Way Manitowoc County for its annual Impact Day to build a Born Learning Trail at Oschwald Park in St. Nazianz. The trail winds through the park, leading to activity stations including a funhouse mirror, hopscotch, tic tac toe, and much more.

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August 2017

United Way's Day of Action empowering volunteers to build stronger community

United Way Manitowoc County is rallying local businesses and the citizens in the community to come together on June 21, 2017 for Day of Action. The Day of Action is an annual event that mobilizes the caring power of volunteers to make a meaningful impact in more than 400 communities around the world.

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June 2017

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