Making a Difference in our Community…One Project at a Time.
*Workplace Volunteer Council of Marathon County is a partner project of United Way with the council directing its own projects. United Way of Marathon County serves as the non-profit fiscal sponsor of Workplace Volunteer Council.*
The Workplace Volunteer Council can help you increase volunteerism in your business by:
- educating employees about the value of volunteerism
- identifying new opportunities for employee involvement
- promoting networking among member businesses
- serving as a connection between your business and the non-profits in our community
Your business benefits too. With your membership you will:
- network with other business people who care about our community
- position your company as a business that cares
- learn how to foster volunteerism that leads to employee satisfaction
Workplace Volunteer Council
Fill A Backpack Fill A Need provides backpacks filled with school supplies to children in Marathon County who qualify for free or reduced lunch based on family size and income. In 2021, over 4,000 backpacks were given out to students, starting their school year off on the right foot with needed supplies.
No time to shop? Monetary donations are welcomed! Please make checks payable to WVC – FABFAN and mail to Workplace Volunteer Council, P.O. Box 1384, Wausau, WI 54402-1384.
The FABFAN event is only possible because of generous individuals and businesses. Over 72,900 new backpacks filled with school supplies have been distributed to children in need in Marathon County through FABFAN since 1999.
2022- FABFAN Public Collection Site Locations in Marathon County and Other Donation Delivery Locations. Please contact individual collection sites for their collection dates. AbbyBank, Cloverbelt Credit Union, Health in Motion, Innovative Health, Peoples State Bank, and Prevail Bank
Other Donation Delivery Locations
July 26 from 9 am to 7 pm: Donations can be delivered to the Central Wisconsin Convention and Expo Center, 10101 Market Street, Rothschild, WI 54474 (backside of the building – look for an overhead garage door on the building.)
Weekdays in July, August, and September from 8 am to 5 pm: Donations can be delivered to the front lobby of J & D Tube Benders, 8951 Enterprise Way, Schofield, WI 54476
If you have questions about FABFAN, please call Kristina at 715-432-0792 or email Workplace Volunteer Council firstname.lastname@example.org.
For too many individuals and families in our community, purchasing undergarments and socks is an expense they struggle to meet. Bare Necessities was created to fill a gap in existing services. Social workers, case managers, schools, and agencies that work with families in need can complete a request form. Learn how you can help by making a donation of needed items or hosting a supply drive.
While food pantries can help a family meet their food needs, toiletries are often not available. What most of us take for granted — toothpaste, deodorant, and soap — are challenging to purchase on a limited budget. The lack of these very basic items can have a negative impact on self-esteem and make it even more difficult to gain self-sufficiency. Back to Basics collects toiletries (travel, sample, and full size) to distribute through organizations like the Salvation Army, Children’s Wisconsin, The Women’s Community, and other basic needs service providers. Learn how you can help by making a donation of needed items. For inquiries email email@example.com.
Workplace Volunteer Council of Marathon County is a partner project of United Way with the council directing its own projects. United Way of Marathon County serves as the non-profit fiscal sponsor to Workplace Volunteer Council.