United Way Fox Cities' most prestigious award is given annually to a volunteer who has demonstrated dedication and commitment to building a better community through his/her work with United Way Fox Cities. We invite you to nominate an outstanding United Way Volunteer for this award. Nominations are due March 17th.
The United Way Speak blog is a great way to stay engaged in the work of United Way Fox Cities. New articles are posted weekly and feature updates and insights from various contributors including United Way Fox Cities' staff, volunteers, board members, partner agencies, Emerging Leaders, Youth Board members and more! Read our latest blog post or sign up to receive our blog in your e-mail.
The 2014 Teen Symposium "YOUth, Be the Change" brought together 300 ninth graders from 15 area schools and organizations on February 4th to focus on leadership development and community engagement. The event was sponsored by United Way Fox Cities and YMCA of the Fox Cities. It was a great opportunity for area youth to network with peers and grow as leaders in our community.
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Register here to attend Celebrating Our Volunteers Gala May 6, 2014.
Emerging Leaders' Valentine's Family Festival
Each year, the United Way Fox Cities Emerging Leaders coordinate a special event for the community called the Valentine's Family Festival. Valentine's Family Festival is free to the community and provides safe, fun activities for children ages 12 & under and their families. The festival allows families of all income levels to enjoy an afternoon of fun and entertainment. This year, over 1,000 parents and children attended the festival - and had a blast! View photos of this year's event.
We have a winner! Mary Van Stippen of Partnership Community Health Center won the 2013 Beetle Coupe donated by Bergstrom Automotive. Congratulations Mary - enjoy your new ride! And THANK YOU Bergstrom Automotive for your generous donation! Watch the video of Mary winning the car.
On October 22 the NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle built a new playground at Hoover Park. Thank you to our United Way volunteers, the City of Appleton and the Green Bay Packers. Watch a time-lapse video of the entire construction project.
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The countdown to March 31st - when thousands of area residents could lose their health insurance - is on. Effective April 1, 2014, new income limits go into effect for Wisconsin's BadgerCare Plus health insurance for low-income residents. Adults with family income over the federal poverty level will no longer qualify for this plan. If their employer does not offer health insurance they must enroll in the federal Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov in order to continue coverage. The United Way 2-1-1 call center is prepared to answer questions and direct callers to an enrollment site. Read more
Are you curious about how United Way got its start over 125 years ago? Watch this video to learn about the history of United Way.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
On Monday, January 20th United Way Fox Cities helped to sponsor the 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. The event featured speaker Dr. Margaret Rozga, youth essay winners, music and more! Thank you to everyone who attended - there was a great turnout and a true spirit of unity.
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