Press Releases

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, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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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United Way Manitowoc County Announces COVID-19 Basic Needs Relief Fund - Phase 3 Grant Recipients

December 18, 2020

Today United Way Manitowoc County announced the recipients of their third and final phase of funding from their COVID-19 Basic Needs Relief Fund. Thirteen local nonprofit and charitable organizations are receiving relief monies totaling $16,500 to support the basic needs of ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) households in Manitowoc County who have felt devastating impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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United Way Manitowoc County Launches $90 for 90th Anniversary Fundraiser

September 9, 2020

Today United Way Manitowoc County launched their $90 for 90th anniversary fundraiser. The $90 for 90th fundraiser celebrates United Way’s 90 years of service to Manitowoc County and also kicks off their annual end-of-year fundraising campaign.

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United Way Manitowoc County's Glaze & Paint Fundraising Weekend

August 4, 2020

United Way Manitowoc County is holding a fundraising weekend at Glaze & Paint Thursday, August 13 – Saturday, August 15, 11 am – 5 pm each day.

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Almost One Third of Manitowoc County Residents Struggle to Make Ends Meet
Third Wisconsin ALICE Report shows many faced financial insecurity before COVID-19

July 29, 2020

Thirty-one percent of Manitowoc County’s 35,259 households are struggling to afford basic necessities like housing, child care, food, transportation, and internet access. Statewide, 34% of households are struggling to make ends meet. These eye-opening statistics were revealed in the state’s third ALICE report, released this week by United Way of Wisconsin in partnership with United for ALICE and local United Way’s across the state, including United Way Manitowoc County.

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United Way Manitowoc County Announces COVID-19 Basic Needs Relief Fund - Phase 2 Recovery Grant Recipients

July 15, 2020

Today United Way Manitowoc County announced COVID-19 Basic Need Relief Fund – Phase 2 awardees. Eleven local nonprofit organizations are receiving relief monies totaling $53,500 in support of critical programs and services to assist those in need as we begin to recover from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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United Way's Annual Day of Action Set for June 19

June 10, 2020

On Friday, June 19, United Way Manitowoc County is once again celebrating United Way’s Annual Day of Action – a global day of service where volunteers from communities across the world volunteer their time to create positive change.

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United Way Manitowoc County Awards First Phase of Grants from COVID-19 Basic Needs Relief Fund

April 23, 2020

Today United Way Manitowoc County announced the first phase of grants from their COVID-19 Basic Needs Relief Fund. Thirteen local nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations are receiving a total of $22,150 to help meet the basic needs and support the financial health of ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households – those living in poverty or those who may fall into poverty because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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United Way Manitowoc County Contributes $29,700 to
COVID-19 Basic Needs Relief Fund

April 17, 2020

Today United Way Manitowoc County announced that they are contributing $29,700 to the COVID-19 Basic Needs Relief Fund they launched last month.

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COVID-19 Basic Needs Relief Fund Launched by United Way Manitowoc County

March 27, 2020

This past week, United Way Manitowoc County launched a COVID-19 Basic Needs Relief Fund to support Manitowoc County’s ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households – those living in poverty or those who may fall into poverty - who may be struggling to meet their basic needs because of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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United Way Manitowoc County Offers Free Online Tax Filing Tool

February 12, 2020

United Way Manitowoc County is excited to announce the launch of this tax season’s MyFreeTaxes.com site. For the eleventh year, United Way and H&R Block have partnered to provide H&R Block Online tax filing software, accessible through MyFreeTaxes.com, to help taxpayers easily and accurately file their simple taxes from their computer, tablet or smart phone – for free.

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United Way Manitowoc County Celebrates 211 Day

February 5, 2020

On Tuesday, February 11 (2/11), United Ways across the country are celebrating 211 Day, a day to celebrate and raise awareness about our vital, nationwide 211 services.

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

January 16, 2020

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

November 27, 2019

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

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

September 5, 2019

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

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United Way Manitowoc County's Cousins Subs Donation Night

September 4, 2019

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

June 27, 2019

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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United Way Manitowoc County's Panera Fundraising Night

June 11, 2019

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

May 30, 2019

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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United Way Manitowoc County Hires New Executive

March 15, 2019

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

February 6, 2019

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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File Taxes for Free with United Way's MyFreeTaxes

January 30, 2019

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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United Way Manitowoc County celebrates #GivingTuesday

November 20, 2018

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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United Way Manitowoc County's Volunteer Connection Center launches

November 13, 2018

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 unitedwaymanitowoccounty.org and clicking "Volunteer."

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United Way Manitowoc County collects books for Reach Out and Read

November 2, 2018

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

October 11, 2018

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

September 25, 2018

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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Volunteering a vital component of United Way's mission

July 2018

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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United Way Manitowoc County - Progress 2018

March 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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