United Way
United Way Fox Cities
Issue: 4
In This Issue
Win a 2014 Fiat 500L!

By entering the United Way Car Sweepstakes, you could win a 2014 Fiat 500L donated by Bergstrom Automotive. Any new, undesignated gift of at least $52, or an undesignated gift that has increased by $26 from the previous year, qualifies you for one entry into the drawing. Pledges must be received by United Way Fox Cities on or before December 5, 2014. Read complete entry rules.

Through the Eyes

Have you ever wondered how investment decisions are made for United Way programs? Our Community Impact volunteers meet year-round to learn about community needs and to evaluate programs. In the upcoming issues of our newsletter we will take a look at the investment process through the eyes of Leah Shapiro, a United Way volunteer in our Strengthening Families Impact Area. Stay tuned!

Youth Board Makes a Difference


United Way Youth Board members volunteered for the YMCA Freaky 5K run/walk on Make a Difference Day, a national day of community service.

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Mission Statement
United Way Fox Cities improves lives by bringing diverse people together to build a stronger, more caring community for everyone.
United Way's PATH is a Leader for School-Based Mental Health Services

In the past six years, United Way's PATH (Providing Access to Healing) for Students has provided 830 students with school-based mental health therapy and has expanded to serve ten school districts in the Fox Cities. PATH's success has not gone unnoticed. United Way Fox Cities has become a leader in the relatively new arena of providing school-based mental health services. (Read about PATH's success)

Supporting Future Generations

United Way Fox Cities is helping children enter school ready to learn and providing safe, quality and affordable care for children and youth. Each year, nearly half of children age six and under in the Fox Cities are served by a United Way-funded program and over 5,800 youth benefit from afterschool programs supported by United Way. Recently, we awarded two $150,000 grants to support new and expanding efforts in our community. (Read about the Community Early Learning Center and the new Boys and Girls Club in Menasha)

Top 10 Things We are Thankful For

10.  Familywize: This free card saved residents in the Fox Cities over $731,000 in prescription costs.

9. The LIFE StudyThis resource is an important guide in our efforts to address the most pressing community issues.

8. United Way Youth BoardOver 50 high school kids who participate in United Way Youth Board are making the community a better place.

7. The Fox Cities Diaper BankThe Diaper Bank distributed over 400,000 diapers this year to over 600 babies each month.

6. The ConnectorOver 99,000 rides have been provided for people who need transportation to second- and third-shift jobs.

5. United Way's PATH for Students830 students have received school-based mental health therapy through United Way's PATH for Students.

4. United Way 2-1-1Each day, our call specialists help people connect to the resources that they need. Over 12,700 people in the Fox Cities called 2-1-1 last year.

3. Our Partners: United Way could not do its work alone. It is by working together that we can make real change happen.

2. Our VolunteersThey make the investment decisions, help us raise funds, set policy, create awareness, and they share their wisdom and talents. They truly LIVE UNITED!

1. The Community: We live in one of the most generous, caring communities in the entire country. We are very thankful to the people of the Fox Cities for their ongoing support.

Proud to be a Sponsor of Unmasquerade

We were proud to be a sponsor of Unmasquerade, a fundraiser in support of the LGBT Partnership. The Partnership, offered through Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin's Harmony Caf�, provides ongoing leadership development and support groups for youth ages 14-18 who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning and allied. United Way staff and guests pictured above: Deb Schmidt, Executive Assistant, Josh Kilgas, Resource Development Officer, Suzanne Brault-Pagel, Resource Development Director, Peter Kelly, President & CEO, Kate Kelly, Nanci Micke, Vice President of Marketing & Communications and Natalie Gehringer.


Photo Credit: Mark Mariucci

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