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Friday, July 7, 2017
As part of its fifth annual No Child’s Wet Behind Community Diaper Drive, United Way of Portage County collected $12,221 in diaper and monetary donations to continue to fill a need in the community. Many local individuals, businesses, and churches, participated in the diaper drive throughout the month-long effort, said Laura Pfeil, United Way of...
Monday, June 12, 2017
United Way of Portage County’s Learn for Life will heat up the summer again with its third annual Summer Sizzle Children’s Reading Series. Beginning in June, local “celebrities” will read to children attending the reading event, and the business sponsor will give a book to each child in attendance. The first reading, on June 14, will take place at...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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 28, for the distribution event taking place Saturday, August 12, at P.J. Jacobs Junior High School in Stevens Point. Almond Bancroft...
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
United Way of Portage County will kick off its fifth 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 18. More than $15,000 in diapers and monetary donations were collected during last year’s drive, filling a need many local agencies said was a top...
Thursday, February 2, 2017
United Way of Portage County honored dozens of volunteers and businesses for their support during the 2016 campaign at its annual Recognition Luncheon Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center in Stevens Point. The Hofmeister/Okray family, owners of Spectra Print in Stevens Point – in their final role as the 2016 Campaign Drive...
Friday, January 13, 2017
The offices at United Way of Portage County have a brand new look thanks to a donation from a local company. Recycled Office Environments (ROE), 5225 Joerns Drive, Stevens Point, donated and installed all new office furniture at United Way’s 10-person office space at 1100 Centerpoint Drive, Stevens Point, after ROE’s Chief Executive Officer, Jeff...
Friday, January 13, 2017
Nearly 4,000 Portage County households will be randomly selected to participate in a LIFE (Local Indicators for Excellence) survey being conducted by community partners. The results from the survey will generate a LIFE Report that will help guide action to improve life in Portage County. The purpose of the LIFE Report is to identify community...
Friday, January 13, 2017
The Born Learning Funding and Program Evaluation team has selected Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin-Community Services to provide home visitation services for families in Portage County. Born Learning partners put out a Request for Proposal (RFP) in October, asking for submitting agencies to use the Parents as Teachers curriculum, said Lisa...