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Monday, August 6, 2018
United Way of Portage County will kick off its 2018 campaign Friday, Aug. 17, at P.J. Jacobs Junior High School by introducing the 2018 campaign drive chairs, unveiling the 2018 campaign video, revealing pacesetter results from early campaigns, and giving people a first-hand look at United Way’s Project Fresh Start. The event is open to the public...
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
United Way of Portage County will kick off its sixth annual No Child’s Wet Behind Community Diaper Drive on Mother’s Day weekend. Diapers will be collected through Father’s Day weekend, ending June 17. More than $12,000 in diapers and monetary donations were collected during last year’s drive, filling a need many local agencies said was a top...
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Family registration for Project Fresh Start, a United Way of Portage County Volunteer Center program that provides school supplies to qualifying students, is now open. Registration is open through Friday, July 27, for the distribution event taking place Saturday, Aug. 18, at P.J. Jacobs Junior High School in Stevens Point. Almond Bancroft...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Shana Halverson’s third-grade classroom at McKinley Elementary School in Stevens Point won a one-of-a-kind Blenker Companies-designed bookshelf, stocked with books, from United Way of Portage County, following a reading contest open to all third-grade classrooms in Portage County. Participating classrooms each had a reading goal based on the...
Thursday, January 25, 2018
United Way of Portage County honored dozens of volunteers and businesses for their support during the 2017 campaign at its annual Recognition Luncheon Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center in Stevens Point. The Blenker family, owners of Blenker Companies in Amherst – in their final role as the 2017 Campaign Drive Chairs –...
Friday, January 19, 2018
Order your tickets now for a night of laughter at the Minds in Motion hypnosis show with Dr. Al Snyder! He has performed at over 1000 engagements in 35 states around the United States, entertaining nearly a quarter million people. With a masterful blend of traditional stage hypnosis and creative new material, he will keep you laughing and on the...
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
United Way of Portage County will hold its 2017 Recognition Luncheon Tuesday, Jan. 23, at noon at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center in Stevens Point. Register online for the event by Tuesday, Jan. 16, by clicking here. Highlights from the event will include: INDIVIDUAL HONORS: United Way of Portage County will honor several longtime...
Thursday, December 7, 2017
For the first time in its history, United Way of Portage County raised more than $3 million during its annual campaign. United Way of Portage County Executive Director Sue Wilcox, along with the Blenker family of Amherst, announced at the organization’s Victory Celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at SentryWorld that the community’s efforts during...