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Press Releases

United Way Rallying Volunteers for Annual Day of Action on June 16

May 22, 2023

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 16 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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United Way to Host Women United Kickoff Brunch May 31

May 17, 2023

United Way Manitowoc County is hosting a Women United Kickoff Brunch on Wednesday, May 31, 10:00-11:00am at Wrap It Up in Manitowoc.


Women United is a global, growing force of 55,000+ women across six countries in 165 communities who are dedicated to creating a world of opportunity for everyone. We are excited to re-ignite one of United Way’s most popular affinity groups right here in our own backyard.

United Way Manitowoc County's Women United Affinity Group will focus on lifting resources and voices in support of United Way's Early Childhood initiative. The goal of this initiative is 3rd grade success, a critical predictor of high school graduation and career success.

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Support United Way's Ride United Transportation Program and Win NASCAR Swag

May 10, 2023

United Way Manitowoc County is excited to be joining The NASCAR Foundation for the NASCAR Day Giveathon.


Created in honor of NASCAR’s 75th Anniversary, the NASCAR Day Giveathon is a joint effort of the NASCAR industry to provide much needed funds to nonprofits and communities across the country.


Starting Tuesday, May 16 at 4pm CST through Friday, May 19 at 7pm CST, you can help United Way Manitowoc County by giving a gift and by sharing our fundraiser during the 75-hour period: You can also click the banner on our homepage at

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Local Emergency Food and Shelter Board Accepting Requests for Funding

April 28, 2023

The Manitowoc County area has been awarded $23,932 in federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP).


The Local EFSP Board of Manitowoc County is currently accepting Phase 40 (Fiscal Year 2022) requests for funding from agencies providing or capable of providing Manitowoc County residents with emergency food and/or shelter assistance. Needs the Local EFSP Board will address include emergency shelter, food/meals, housing/rent, and utilities.

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United Way Celebrates National Volunteer Month with Spring Volunteer Fairs

April 4, 2023

United Way Manitowoc County invites community members to attend our Spring Volunteer Fairs in recognition of National Volunteer Month.

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City of Manitowoc Proclaims February 11, 2023 as 211 Day

February 6, 2023

Saturday is 211 Day, celebrating the go-to resource 211, which helped 1,030 people in the Manitowoc County community access help for immediate or long-term challenges last year.


211 is a free, confidential, 24-hour information and referral service that connects residents with health and human services support. Anyone in need of help or information can call 211 (24/7), text your zip code to 898211 (M-F 8:00am-5:00pm) or search the online directory at

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United Way Job Opening - Director of Impact Strategies

January 17, 2023

United Way Manitowoc County, Inc. seeks to hire a Director of Impact Strategies.


The Director of Impact Strategies position is a hands-on community development role responsible for the organization’s Community Impact Agendas, bringing about whole community change that improves quality of life in Manitowoc County. This position is a critical and highly visible role within the organization as well as the community.

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United Way Seeking Volunteers for Manitowoc County Homelessness Count

January 11, 2023

United Way Manitowoc County is seeking volunteers to assist in conducting the Point-in-Time Homelessness Count on January 25 and 26. Two shifts are available: 11:00pm-1:00am and 4:00-6:00am.


Have you ever wondered how many people in Manitowoc County lack a safe place to sleep at night? Most of the time, we may think that homelessness is a problem affecting only metro areas, but the reality might surprise you. “We are seeing historic numbers on wait lists at all of our shelters, at times 15+ people deep,” states Michael Etheridge, Executive Director of The Haven of Manitowoc County. The new Warming Shelter in Manitowoc provides some respite for these individuals by providing overnight shelter January through March.

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