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In the wake of the tragedy at the Waukesha Christmas Parade, our hearts are with our Waukesha neighbors, family, and friends.

Those looking to support the impacted families are invited to contribute to the United for Waukesha Community Fund, a coordinated effort between Waukesha County Community Foundation (WCCF) and United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County.

The United for Waukesha Community Fund will support the needs of the families impacted by this tragic event.

One hundred percent of funds given here will go directly to Waukesha County Community Foundation.

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We know that there are many in our Waukesha Community and beyond impacted by the trauma of this event.

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Donate Cash or Check

United for Waukesha Community Fund check and cash donations can be accepted at any Landmark Credit Union Branch.

Or mailed to:
United Way Pledge Processing:
P.O. Box 88988
Milwaukee, WI 53288-8988

Please add check memo of “United for Waukesha Community Fund” to ensure your gift is directed correctly.

Donate Blood

Find a drive or schedule an appointment.

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FAQs

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Why is WCCF and United Way doing this?

When the tragedy occurred, so many people reached out to us and asked how they could help. That’s when the partnership was formed with United Way and the Waukesha County Community Foundation.

Is WCCF keeping part of this donation?

One hundred percent of funds given will go directly to the United for Waukesha Community Fund housed at Waukesha County Community Foundation. There are no fees taken off, except for Credit Card processing. (However, 90% of donors are covering that expense.)

How will this money be distributed?

We are still determining details of the support we will provide, but we know that families will need assistance with funeral costs, medical bills, and other related expenses.

Our priority is with the families of the deceased and hospitalized. Followed by those seeking medical attention (non-hospitalized). With additional support provided for those needing mental health, trauma, and grief counseling.
 

What is the process for distributing funds? Will it be invasive for the families?

We will be transparent with the process for distributing funds. The process will include representation from the Mayor’s office, County Executive’s office, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, Waukesha County Community Foundation, School District of Waukesha, as well as trusted community leaders.

In order to be good stewards of the donations, there will be a simple verification process. However, our goal is to get funds into the hands of the right people as quickly as we can while protecting them and our donors from fraud or other harm.

Are a lot of people giving to the fund?

We have seen donations from all 50 states in the US and 11 countries. People are looking to help and support. We are proud to be part of the healing process for our community.