Make a Difference Day 2022

Make a Difference Day

October 28, 2023 

In 2022 there were 600+ volunteers raked 137 yards with 50 different volunteer groups in 10 municipalities.


Volunteer for United Way of Marathon County's Annual Leaf Raking Event!

Make a difference in the lives of community members who are elderly or physically unable to do this work themselves. United Way of Marathon County is excited to return to an in-person pick-up event for yard assignments and community resource bags that volunteers will distribute to each homeowner.

Join us at Whitewater Music Hall on Saturday, October 22, 2022, starting at 8:30 am to begin your day of service.
There will be activities for the whole family!

For the Community: Pick up your yard assignment at Whitewater Music Hall in Wausau Saturday, October 22, 2022,
between 8:30 am and Noon. There will be activities for the whole family!


For Companies: Join us on Friday, October 21, 2022, between 3:00-6:00 pm for yard assignment pick-up and
a social at Whitewater Music Hall in Wausau hosted by United Way’s Emerging Leaders.


*Are you looking to have your yard raked?* Complete a service request Click Here or call 211. 
(Call 211 during normal business hours to have your yard raked. M-F 8 am-5 pm) 

Service requests for yard raking start Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Priority will be given to requests received by October 7, 2022, at 5:00 pm. Requests received after this time will be added to a waitlist. The waitlist will remain open until October 20, 2022, at 5:00 pm. 

United Way’s Emerging Leaders are hosting a Make a Difference Day Kick-off Event for service-minded companies and working professionals. Pick up your yard assignments and community resource bags to distribute at this time.

Event details:

Friday, October 21, 2022, from 3:00-6:00 pm
Whitewater Music Hall
130 1st St. Wausau, WI 54403

Food and drinks are available for purchase. Music and games provided!

In 2021, we had over 50 volunteer groups, with nearly 500 volunteers raking more than 130 yards. AMAZING!

Aspirus Facility Planning and Construction Team- Boys & Girls Clubs, Inc.
Bridge Community Health Clinic- BSA Scout Troop 400- BSA Scout Troop 419- CHR Hansen- Community for All- City-County IT Commission- D C Everest Senior High School- EMCS Inc.- EO Johnson Business Technologies- Girl Scouts Daisy Troop 7565- First United Methodist Church- First Weber- Girl Scouts Troop #7179- Greenheck- Idea Charter School- J & D Tube Benders, Inc.- J.H. Findorff & Son- Kocourek Kia- Kolbe Windows & Doors- L&S Electric- Marathon School District: NHS- School- MC United Grils Soccer Team- Medical Collage of WI- NCCAP AmeriCorps- Newman Catholic Schools- Positive Alternatives- Roastar Inc.- St Anne Catholic Church- United Way of Marathon County- UnitedHealth Group- UW Emerging Leaders- Wausau Alliance Church Youth Ministry- Wausau East Wrestling- Wausau West Hockey Group- Woman United-  and MANY FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS!

Thank you to the families of Bailey, Downie, Gress, Frankel, Kage, Kettleson, Krzanowski, Kurth, Robinson,Rothwell, Schoeneman, Schwantes, Vaile, Walters and Weisenfeld.