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Looking Back at 2023 Volunteer Events

Volunteers at United Way

April 23, 2024

Everyone has the has the ability to make a difference and create a positive change in the world. See just some of what our volunteers have accomplished in 2023.

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Meet Our 2024 Volunteer Recognition Awardees!

Volunteer Award Winners

April 18, 2023

Volunteers come in all shapes and sizes. Whatever the cause is, they’re dedicated to making a difference in someone’s life. Sometimes the difference is a drop in the bucket. Other times it creates a tidal wave of change.

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The Importance of Compassion and Empathy in the Workplace

Pathfinders/ Denim Day display

April 9, 2024

Mental wellness is fast becoming one of the cornerstones of what employees value in a workplace. After traumatic experiences, employees should feel empowered by their workplace to focus on their mental well-being. During this Sexual Assault Awareness Month, one United Way employee speaks to the importance of compassion and empathy in the workplace.

Written in collaboration with Dawn Helmrich, Director, Data and Measurement

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A Discussion with Our Diaper Hubs

Diapers at United Way's Diaper Bank

March 19, 2024

United Way’s Diaper Hubs distribute diapers to families in need. Learn how hubs in Milwaukee, Waukesha, and Ozaukee counties are helped by the Diaper Bank, and be inspired to join this mission.

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From Packing to the First Day of School: How the Backpack Coalition Helps Local Students Succeed

A 2023 Backpack Assembly Event

March 7, 2024

Learn what happens to donated backpacks and school supplies through the eyes of our Backpack Coalition and one distribution hub, Waukesha Food Pantry, in Waukesha County.

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How Techquity’s Digital Skills Training Recently Helped Waukesha Residents

Techquity's Digital Skills Training

February 28, 2024

The digital skills training, “Cyber Security Basics,” helped to teach residents how to navigate the internet safely.

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Fifth Cohort of Racial Equity Fund Investments Announced

February 15, 2024

It affects everyone when a social system is out of balance, but people of color feel the impact most severely. Racial equity works to eliminate racial disparities and improve outcomes for everyone.

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Why Do You Love to Volunteer with United Way?

UWGMWC Graphic, Why I Volunteer

February 7, 2024

We learned from some of our best partners why volunteering is important to them.

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Christy Brown is the 2023 Recipient of the Linda McFerrin African American Nonprofit Leadership Award

Christy Brown supports and listens to Clare, a Girl Scout in Milwaukee

January 15, 2024

“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Why Volunteering is the Best Form of Self-Care

Volunteers at United Way's Diaper Bank

January 12, 2024

Focusing your resolution on volunteering can be a great way to make a positive impact on yourself and your community.

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