NEWS & Updates
Youth Development Collaborative to Host Film Screening: The Upstanders

The Upstanders is unsettling and uplifting, causing us all to examine our behavior, inspiring us to do better, be better, and stand up against victimization and cyber-bullying.

On Thursday, October 26th at 7:00pm, United Way Manitowoc County’s Youth Development Collaborative will hold a special screening of The Upstanders to open up a dialogue between local families, community leaders and experts.

The event will be held at the Franciscan Music Center and feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative panel discussion.

No registration is necessary. Area youth-serving organizations, clubs and programs will also be onsite for attendees to connect with following the film screening.

Read the full press release here.
The Hunger Coalition of Manitowoc County is currently surveying community residents to understand why they may not be able to get the food they need. Data received will help the Hunger Coalition drive solutions to this basic needs issue.

The survey is available in both English & Spanish and can be accessed here.

For questions about this survey or the Hunger Coalition, contact United Way Manitowoc County at 920.682.8888 or
Thanksgiving Community Meal
The Hunger Coalition of Manitowoc County, in partnership with Hope Community Church, is hosting its 3rd annual Thanksgiving Community Meal on Thursday, November 23.

This free holiday meal is offered to all Manitowoc County residents.

To-go meals can be picked up between 10:30-11:30 am. Dine-in meals will be served at Noon-1:30pm.

Meals are by reservation only. Call United Way Manitowoc County at (920) 682-8888 to reserve your meal. (There is a limited number of meals available.)

For those interested in volunteering for this event, please contact United Way Manitowoc County at the phone number above.
United Way Staffs Table at
Community Baby Shower Event
On Friday, October 6, United Way staffed a table at the Community Baby Shower event hosted by Healthiest Manitowoc County's Investing Early Coalition.

The event was for expecting individuals and families with children 3 and under and included free family photos, free books, free vision screenings for children, raffle prizes, Two Rivers Fire Department truck, Two Rivers Police Department dog (Daisy), and nonprofits highlighting their products, services and programs.

United Way promoted our 211, SingleCare, and Ride United programs and gave away books, fidgets, and snacks as game prizes.
2023 Give to Win Sweepstakes
Give $52 or more to United Way Manitowoc County by December 31, 2023 to be automatically entered into our Give to Win Sweepstakes and be eligible to win 1 of 5 prizes!

Prizes include:

  • $500 Visa Gift Card

  • Yeti Cooler

  • Patio Heater & JBL Speaker

  • Gift Card Package valued at $5,000 (sponsored by Seehafer News)

  • Solo Stove (sponsored by The Halvorsen Family)

For how to donate, information on what your donation does for the community, and official sweepstakes rules, go here.
United Way Reignites
Women United Affinity Group
This past May, staff hosted a Women United Kickoff Brunch at Wrap It Up, Manitowoc to gauge interest in reigniting one of United Way's most popular affinity groups right here in our own backyard. The group's first meeting took place on September 14.

From 2013-16, formerly known as Women's Leadership Council, this affinity group raised money for early childhood projects. Today we carry on the group's original purpose, remaining dedicated to lifting resources and voices in support of early childhood programs, projects, and advocacy work. Through local fundraisers and events, Women United will support staff members with:

  • Dolly Parton Imagination Library (launching early 2024!)

  • Born Learning products

  • Early Childhood Coalition

If you would like to join the Women United group, please call United Way at (920) 682-8888.

Donate to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library here.
A few of the attendees during the Women United Kickoff Brunch at Wrap It Up.
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Volunteer Center Newsletter

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Talk United

Talk United is a weekly, 5-minute program with WOMT Radio that airs every Tuesday morning at approximately 11:20am.

Hello Lakeshore with United Way
The Hello Lakeshore Podcast with United Way is hosted by Craig Dillon of WCUB Radio and Ashley Bender of United Way Manitowoc County. Each week Craig and Ashley chat with a different nonprofit in Manitowoc County.

Podcasts air every Friday and can be found here or on Apple Podcasts.

Are you a nonprofit that would like to be featured on the program? Call United Way at 920.682.8888.