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Friday, October 20, 2017

United Way of Inner Wisconsin Thank You and Recognition Celebration - South Wood County



Event:  Thank You and Recognition Celebration
Date:  January 10, 2018
Time:  4:00 – 6:00pm
Location:  The Eatery at Great Expectations
Address:  3551 Plover Rd., Wisconsin Rapids
Description:  Anyone who has supported United Way of Inner Wisconsin during its 2017 Campaign – by donating, volunteering, etc. – is welcome and encouraged to attend our Thank You and Recognition Celebration.  The event is free thanks to our sponsors.  There will be appetizers and a cash bar, with a program at 5:00pm.  During the event, United Way will show its appreciation to the many organizations, individuals and volunteers who helped make the 2017 campaign a success. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

United Way Seeks Raking Volunteers and Individuals Who Need Yards Raked - Wisconsin Rapids

The Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings were among the groups who volunteered at the 2016 Day of Caring.
Save the date!  Our annual raking event, Day of Caring is scheduled for November 4, 2017 so mark your calendars!   All volunteers receive a free t-shirt and a hot breakfast.  Volunteers and team leaders can register online at www.uwiw.org.  Event starts at 8:00am at the Grand Rapids Lion’s Club.  All youth volunteers MUST have a signed waiver from a parent or guardian.

We are also currently accepting registration from local elderly/disabled individuals who wish to have their yards raked by volunteers during Day of Caring. 

To register to have your yard raked, call 715-421-0390 and speak to a 2-1-1 information specialist between the hours of 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday.  This program is designed for low- or fixed-income elderly and/or disabled residents who have no other means of completing the raking service (ie: no family nearby, unable to pay a landscaping company, etc.). 

When calling to register, residents should be prepared to provide directions (or the nearest cross street) to their home; and be able to describe their yard size:
•       Small – 3 or less trees
•       Medium – 4-6 trees
•       Large – 7-10 trees
•       Jumbo – more than 10 trees

The deadline to register is October 20, 2017.  Residents who participate will be expected to provide their own leaf bags (if applicable) and instructions for the volunteers.  Instructions should include information about leaf disposal, depending on the municipality they live in.  Volunteers will only be raking leaves.  Participants are also expected to clean up any pet waste and trash from their yard before volunteers arrive.



Health Fair - Juneau County



Receive free blood pressure and blood sugar testing, and learn what your risk factors are for developing heart disease and diabetes at the upcoming health fair being held at Mile Bluff – Delton Family Medical Center in Lake Delton on Thursday, September 21 from 7 to 11 am.
In addition to these services, cholesterol screenings will be available for a small fee, and a member from Mile Bluff’s audiology team will be available from 8 to 11 am to perform free hearing tests.
Appointments are required for all services, so call 608-254-5888 to reserve your spot today!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Neighborhood Memory Cafe - Marshfield


Bicycle Discount Program - Marshfield


 

The Bicycle Discount Program rewards individuals for being active and promotes local businesses that support an active community. Participants ride their bike to participating business and show their helmet to receive a discount. Participants visit as many businesses as possible and check in at each business for a chance to win numerous prizes. (See below for details.) The program starts June 1 and lasts until August 31.
Join our Facebook Group to get updates about the program and biking in Marshfield.
Bicycle Discount Program Participating Businesses and Incentives:
  • 2 ½ Cups Cupcakery & Bake Shop – $1 off any muffin
  • Arby’s – 10% off any purchase
  • Bakerville Sports Bar and Grill – Free non alcoholic drink up to $3.50 with meal purchase
  • Baltus Bread and Butter Shops – Free small coffee or small fountain soda
  • BIGGBY Coffee – 10% off any purchase
  • Blue Heron Brewpub – 10% off entire bill
  • China Chef – $0.50 off buffet
  • Chips of Marshfield – Free 20 oz. soft drink
  • Culvers – $1 off large salad
  • Dairy Queen – $2.00 off any Orange Julius product
  • Draxler’s – free bottle of water
  • Dunham’s Sports – 10% discount card
  • Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library – Free sport earbuds
  • Hub City Ice Cream Company – Free bottle of water
  • JJ’s Bakery – Buy one chocolate chip cookie get one half price
  • McDonalds – 25% off any entrĂ©e or salad 500 calories or less
  • Melody Gardens – 50¢ off any ice cream cone
  • Perkin’s Restaurant and Bakery – 20% off any salad (Monday – Friday only)
  • Pick ‘n’ Save – Free Roundy’s brand bottle of water
  • Scotty’s Pizza – Free bottle of water
  • Sports Den – $5 off any in-stock bike light
  • Taco John’s – Buy 1 taco, get 1 free
  • Victory Apparel – 20% off regular price item
  • Weber’s Farm – 50¢ off small soft serve ice cream cone
Bicycle Discount Program Grand Prizes:
Participants visiting 15 or more businesses will be eligible to win: $50 gift certificate to The Sports Den
Participants visiting 4 – 14 businesses will be eligible to win to win smaller prizes and incentives for participating, donated from our business partners.
To be eligible for these prizes:
  1. Ride your bike to any participating business.
  2. Show your helmet.
  3. Check in using your participation card (available at any participating business) or with your smart phone and a QR reader app.
Please thank and patronize all businesses that participate in the
Bicycle Discount Program.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Stuff the School Bus Seeks Organizations to Be Collection Drop Off Sites - Wisconsin Rapids



 For Immediate Release – July 5, 2017

Contact:  Amy Fluno, United Way’s 2-1-1, Stuff the School Bus Committee member, 715-421-0390.

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – The Stuff the School Bus Committee is currently seeking businesses, organizations, churches, etc. to be drop-off sites for this year’s Stuff the School Bus school supply drive.  This year’s drive will begin Monday, July 10th and end with the Stuff the School Bus collection event which will be held on August 3, 2017 from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Veteran’s Memorial Park during Lunch by the River.

Stuff the School Bus is seeking individuals to be “Collection Site Coordinators” at participating organizations and take the lead on their individual drives.  Coordinators will post signage, make a collection bin available, promote their drive and then deliver all collected items to the Stuff the Bus event on August 3rd during Lunch by the River.  Drives can be open to the public or internal to employees/members only.

To become a “Collection Site Coordinator” and hold a school supply drive, please visit https://www.uwiw.org/stuff-school-bus-south-wood-county for an application; or contact Amy Fluno at United Way of Inner Wisconsin at 715-421-0390 or amy@uwiw.org.  Promotional materials are also available for download on the website.  In the event of rain, the collection event on August 3rd will be moved to Witter Field.


Other Ways to Help:
Individuals who wish to help can: 
·       Donate school supplies.  Visit the United Way website to find a listing of items needed; and drop off locations. 
·       Make a monetary donation by writing a check to “Stuff the Bus/Stuff the Desk Committee” and mailing it to:  Stuff the Bus/Stuff the Desk, c/o United Way of Inner Wisconsin, 351 Oak Street, Wisconsin Rapids, WI  54494.
·       Volunteer.  Click here to find a list of volunteer opportunities:  http://www.volunteerinnerwisc.org/agency/detail/?agency_id=8180.  

The Stuff the School Bus Committee is also accepting applications from families who wish to receive school supplies.  Deadline to apply is July 21, 2017.  Visit https://www.uwiw.org/stuff-desk-south-wood-county for more information or to register.

School supplies will be distributed during Stuff the Desk on August 19, 8am – 10:30am at Lincoln High School.



Caption:  Volunteers sort school supplies during Stuff the School Bus in 2016. 


About the Stuff the School Bus/Stuff the Desk Committee

Stuff the School Bus is a collaborative effort of several local non-profit, government and school agencies.  Every year, the Stuff the School Bus/Stuff the Desk Committee asks the community to stuff a school bus with donations of school supplies.   The event is held during Lunch by the River.  Later, the donated school supplies are distributed to local students in need during the Stuff the Desk event.  All families who are in financial need are eligible.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Stuff the Bus Seeks Drop Off Locations - Adams County



For Immediate Release – July 5, 2017

Contact:  Angie Loucks, United Way of Inner Wisconsin and Stuff the Bus Committee member, 715-421-0390.

ADAMS-FRIENDSHIP, WI – The Stuff the Bus Committee of Adams County is currently seeking drop off locations for its Ninth Annual Stuff the Bus Collection.  Businesses and organizations can begin holding school supply drives from July 17, 2017 until August 11.  On August 11th, 9:00 am, a bus donated by Kobussen Buses Ltd. will depart from the Adams-Friendship Area School District Office and drive to each location to pick up school supplies and “Stuff the Bus!”

Donated school supplies will be sorted by volunteers at the Adams County Community Center, assembled into backpacks and finally distributed to students in need on August 15, 2017 from 9am – 4:30pm.

To become a drop off location, simply contact the Adams County Community Services office at 608-339-4544.  Drop off locations need to place their collection boxes in a prominent location, provide signage, and promote their school supply drives.  They can be open to the public; or have them available only to members/employees.

Items that are especially needed include:  24 count crayons, pencils, pencil pouches, pens (red, blue or black), colored pencils, washable markers, watercolor paints, pointed scissors, wide ruled paper (spiral bound), glue sticks, supply boxes, pocket folders, filler paper (wide ruled), 3 ring binders (1inch size), rulers, scientific calculators, and backpacks.

Monetary donations and gift certificates are also accepted.  Please write checks to “Stuff the Bus” and mail/deliver to the Adams-Friendship Schools Administrative Building, 201 W. 6th St., Friendship, WI 53934. 

Families who wish to apply for school supplies can pick up an application at the Adams County Health and Human Services office from July 17 to August 11, 2017. 

For more information about the Adams County Stuff the Bus Event, please dial 2-1-1 to speak to an information specialist, or find us on Facebook. 



Caption:  Volunteers break for a quick photo at the Adams County Community Center after picking up school supplies all morning in 2016.


About the Stuff the School Bus

“Stuff the Bus” is a collaborative effort of several local non-profit and government agencies, including the Adams County Community Services Program, Adams County Health and Human Services, Adams-Friendship Area School District, the Salvation Army, and United Way of Inner Wisconsin.

Every year, the Stuff the Bus Committee asks the community to “stuff a school bus” with donations of school supplies.   Later, the school supplies are distributed to local students in need.  All families who live in Adams County and who are in financial need are eligible; but need to fill out an application at the Adams County Health and Human Services office, or contact the Adams County Community Services Program.

Stuff the Bus of Adams County is a community collaboration initiative of United Way of Inner Wisconsin.