United Way of Marathon County Volunteer Connection coordinated the largest raking project in the area, helping give elderly and disabled residents peace of mind and maintaining independence. In 2021 more than 50 volunteer groups were registered, with more than 500 volunteers, and raked over 100 yards this week. Fall yard cleanup is a great way to volunteer while adhering to safe, social distancing. Groups represented businesses, schools, families, and youth groups including Kolbe & Kolbe, Newman Catholic, Wausau East Wrestling, MC United Soccer, J & D Tube Benders and so many more.
United Way’s 2021-2022 Give and Get Help Guide is now available online and in print. This guide will help you find area agencies that provide help and those that offer volunteer opportunities.
United Way provides many online resources for individuals and organizations.
If you would like printed copies please call United Way at 715-848-2927 or 211 to make arrangements.
Wausau, WI- United Way of Marathon County Volunteer Connection coordinates the largest raking project in the area, helping give elderly and disabled residents peace of mind and maintaining independence. Anyone can register to rake a yard. Groups are encouraged to participate together and help the community. Fall yard cleanup is a great way to volunteer while adhering to safe, social distancing. Raking will take place the week of October 18-23, 2021 when it is convenient for the volunteers, and the homeowner.
In 2020, over 360 volunteers came together with rakes and trailers to clean up 110+ yards of elderly or disabled residents in the greater Wausau area. Volunteers included school groups (from elementary to college), Boy Scout Troops, Girl Scout Troops, corporate groups, families, churches, service organizations, and more.
Sign up today at: http://www.unitedwaymc.org/madd
Wausau, WI- United Way of Marathon County Women United has grant money available for local programs that increase the self-sufficiency of women to improve their lives, the lives of their family, and the community as a whole.
Do you know of an organization that could benefit from funds raised by Women United’s Power of the Purse? To be considered, the program must focus on increasing the self-sufficiency of women to improve their lives, the lives of their family and the community as a whole. Requests larger than $500 need to be submitted by August 31, 2021. Requests less than $500 can be submitted throughout the year.
To learn more and submit an application, please visit: https://bit.ly/wugrantapplication
United Way of Marathon County is ready for the 2021 Campaign Season. Earlier this week, United Way donated over 90 breakfasts to the Women’s Community and Salvation Army.
A virtual kick-off event, sponsored by Peoples State Bank, will be hosted on Zoom, tomorrow at 10:00 am. (zoom link now available on www.unitedwaymc.org) Part of registration, included a workplace campaign kit, volunteer activity and breakfast. Many company campaign managers choose to donate their breakfast.
During the virtual kick-off event, participants will learn about United Way, participate in a volunteer kit building project to help area students and have a chance to win prizes.
United Way has two upcoming events for the community to participate in. A food drive to benefit the Marathon County Hunger Coalition and the Turkey Trot Fun Run.
Sign up today at: https://www.unitedwaymc.org/unitedwecan2021
Registration for Turkey Trot will open later this week.