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E-Newsletter | Nov & Dec 2020
SAVE THE DATE FOR GIVING TUESDAY
GIVING TUESDAY | Tuesday, December 1st
Tomorrow is on the horizon, full of questions and unknowns. It is up to us how we answer.

We can respond with hope, with possibility, with action. We can help our community rise, so they are better, more equitable, more resilient. And we can reimage a tomorrow that is better than yesterday.

A new tomorrow can’t be reached alone. To lift our neighbors, we must LIVE UNITED starting today. 

END OF YEAR GIVING INFORMATION
CARES Act Charitable Contribution Information
Are you itemizing deductions?
The adjusted gross income (AGI) limit for cash contributions was increased for individual donors. For cash contributions made in 2020, you can now elect to deduct up to 100% of your AGI (increased from 60%).
Interested in corporate giving?
The AGI limit for cash contributions was also increased for corporate donors. Corporations can now deduct up to 25% of taxable income (increased from 10%).
Not itemizing?
The CARES Act allows for an additional, “above-the-line” deduction for charitable gifts made in cash of up to $300. If you are not itemizing on your 2020 taxes, you can claim this new deduction.

Mailing Donations or Pledges
Any donation postmarked in 2020 will be entered in as a 2020 calendar year contribution. Tax receipts will be located at the bottom of your 'thank you' letter and mailed out in the new calendar year.
HOLIDAY VOLUNTEERING
Holiday Volunteer Needs
Spread some holiday cheer by sharing your time and talents with nonprofit agencies that are supporting our neighbors across Sheboygan County!

There is so much to be grateful for this season....
2020 Campaign Kickoff & Day of Caring Overview
We are so grateful for those that participated in our Campaign Kickoff & Day of Caring activities! What a great way to start off this years campaign!

➡️ Over 100 individuals joined us at our virtual kickoff with an unexpected cap of 100. If you couldn't join, check out the recording below.

➡️ 61+ participants at the ALICE Conversation.

➡️ 300+ children's books donated for Community Partnership for Children organized by UWSC Emerging Leaders. Nonprofits reported 253 additional items donated that day.

➡️ 16 virtual volunteer hours were completed helping nonprofits through making inspirational cards for clients and providing marketing/public relations support.

➡️ 49 volunteers provided 196 hours of socially distance in-person volunteering around Sheboygan County.

➡️ 507+ acts of kindness completed and submitted but we know many more occurred throughout the community

 
UNITED WE RISE Apparel Available!

2020-2021 'United We Rise' T-shirts are still available!! Share the UNITED WE RISE message and support United Way's vision of a community where all individuals and families can achieve their human potential through education, financial stability and healthy lives.

Successful 2020 Harvest for the Hungry
Harvest for the Hungry was a huge success due to fast and positive response from our community!

Kohler's delicious take and bake orders sold out before the ordering deadline!

Additionally, $2,834 was raised through the 50/50 Raffle and Silent Auction items!

Thank you for taking action by supporting United Way of Sheboygan County and our partners who serve individuals and families in new and innovative ways!

Special thanks to Kohler Co. and Sargento for making this event possible.
Conversation on Food Stability
Thank you to those that could join us for this conversation about anti-hunger efforts in our community supporting individuals of all ages in Sheboygan County!



Partner Agency Spotlights
Partner Agency Video Spotlights

Click below to view recent Partner Agency interviews.

City of Sheboygan Common Council Presentation
& Call for Nonprofit Survey
Kate Baer will be presenting a community update at the Monday, November 2nd at 6:00 pm Common Council meeting.

This meeting may be viewed LIVE on Charter Spectrum Channel 990, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and www.wscssheboygan.com/vod.
If you are a nonprofit, please fill out this survey.
As agencies serving the Sheboygan community in various ways, you see firsthand the struggles that have been created or magnified by this pandemic. The City would like to hear about your experiences and get a better sense of your organizational needs.


Should you have any questions, or if you would like to convey concerns not addressed in the survey, contact Abby Block by calling 920-459-3378.
COVID-19 Nonprofit Response Network
Since March 2020, UWSC has been hosting a virtual meeting for all nonprofits to join us in conversations to better understand the implications of the growing needs in our community due to COVID-19.

We invite all nonprofits to join us to learn and share resources as we pivot together to continue to serve our community!

United Way Community Impact Initiatives
Consider making a gift to United Way of Sheboygan County.
Contact Kate Baer, kate@uwofsc.org.

Start a Workplace Campaign at your business.
Contact Emily Kaiser, emily@uwofsc.org.
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