For the City Times
Wisconsin Comes Together for Lasting Social Change
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Governor Scott Walker has designated the months of September and October 2017 as United Way Months in Wisconsin, in recognition of the launch of United Way annual campaigns throughout the state.
The 42 United Ways across Wisconsin each work within their local communities to meet local needs, using funds raised locally. Together, United Ways fight for the Education, Financial Stability and Health of every person in every community. We all win when individuals have good health, a child succeeds in school, and families are financially stable. Every year, Wisconsin community members and businesses step forward to supply the expertise and resources to mobilize lasting change.
In 2016, Wisconsin’s United Ways, serving as the primary source of private funds, collectively raised over $123 million to support human services. Wisconsinites have many ways to ‘Give, Advocate and Volunteer’ with United Way to be a part of the change and help build a brighter future for all.
Last year, United Way of Inner Wisconsin raised over $614,000 which impacted 25,296 community members. This year, United Way of Inner Wisconsin’s annual campaign will run from September 1 to October 31, 2017.
“I am asking you to be a neighbor, friend and champion to all those who are in need in our community by donating to the United Way,” said Katie Peters, the 2017 Campaign Chair. “Let’s merge together with confidence and open our hearts and wallets to help people move from challenges to success towards building a stable life.”