United Way Fox Cities

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The latest Youth Risk Behavior Survey data for 2021 confirmed, once again, alarming trends: Wisconsin students are experiencing significant mental health challenges while having fewer supports at home and school.

That’s why we’re calling November 28 #pathtoPATHtuesday. Every gift to United Way Fox Cities on Giving Tuesday will benefit United Way’s PATH (Providing Access to Healing) for Students. This program provides mental health therapy in schools for local students experiencing barriers to care at community-based clinics.

Help us create a path to PATH – a path to healing – and show young people that we care. Scroll down to see how you can join the cause.

Join us and other valued community members like Bob Brooks who help provide a path to PATH – your gift will continue to positively impact students’ lives today!

As a social worker in a local district school around 2008, I witnessed many teens struggling with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder, along with all other normal teenager things. Agencies had long wait lists, families had issues with insurance, and students faced challenges with transportation to appointments that were scheduled in the middle of a school day causing them to miss multiple classes.

The PATH program continues to be active in many schools throughout the Fox Valley and wouldn’t be possible without the leadership and strong financial support provided by United Way Fox Cities.

A heartfelt THANK YOU to Bob and countless others for your dedication to our youth ensuring barriers are removed from mental health care access.


Every seemingly small act turns a ripple into a wave of good. By taking a few minutes to advocate to your network, you can provide local students with the mental health treatment they need.

We encourage you to be creative! Here are some ideas to rally behind #pathtoPATHtuesday:

  • Post content that inspires and helps your network get ready for Giving Tuesday (#pathtoPATHtuesday).
    • Print one of these templates at home or stop by our office to pick one up. Take a photo of yourself with your personalized message. Then, share it on your social media pages with the hashtag #pathtoPATHtuesday and the donation link. (https://bit.ly/pathtoPATHtuesdaygive)
    • Check United Way Fox Cities’ on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Emerging Leaders will also be posting content on their Facebook and LinkedIn pages. Please feel free to borrow captions from United Way Fox Cities platforms!
    • Make a video that speaks from the heart about how important access to mental health care is in our schools.
    • Kick off a challenge. For every one of your followers who posts using the hashtag #pathtoPATHtuesday, give a certain amount of money to the cause. Or, match your friends’ donations to PATH.
    • Add the donation link to your social media bio. (https://bit.ly/pathtoPATHtuesdaygive)
  • Volunteer at the Kimberly-Clark Diaper Bank on Giving Tuesday to give your time to another United Way Fox Cities initiative.
    • Click here to sign up to volunteer on Tuesday, November 28 from 9-11 a.m.
    • Click here to sign up to volunteer on Tuesday, November 28 from 2-4 p.m.