Blog

Volunteer

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
United Way of Portage County will hold its 2016 Recognition Luncheon Wednesday, Feb. 1, at noon at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center in Stevens Point. Register for the event at www.unitedwaypoco.org by clicking “2016 Recognition Luncheon” under the Events tab. Highlights from the event will include: INDIVIDUAL HONORS: United Way of Portage...
Thursday, December 29, 2016
The new Born Learning initiative recently received a $350,000 Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) grant. The grant will allow Born Learning and its partners to develop efforts to strengthen families and support optimal child health and development in Portage County. Born Learning will use the 30-month grant for community partners to create a...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
It was another record-breaking year for the Portage County community, as it came together and raised $2,932,411 for United Way of Portage County’s 2016 Campaign. This total was revealed at the United Way Victory Celebration Wednesday, Dec. 7, at SentryWorld in Stevens Point. The amount surpasses this year’s goal of $2.83 million, and tops last...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
It was another record-breaking year for the Portage County community, as it came together and raised $2,932,411 for United Way of Portage County’s 2016 Campaign. This total was revealed at the United Way Victory Celebration Wednesday, Dec. 7, at SentryWorld in Stevens Point. The amount surpasses this year’s goal of $2.83 million, and tops last...
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Sentry Insurance and its employees once again reached the $1 million mark with their 2016 donation to the United Way of Portage County. This year’s total of $1.1 million includes employee pledges, special events fundraising and a matching donation from the Sentry Insurance Foundation. “I want you to know that we’re happy, elated, overjoyed and...
Thursday, October 20, 2016
The new Born Learning initiative is seeking Requests for Proposal (RPF) for a new home visitation program for Portage County. Born Learning partners are looking for RFPs using the Parents as Teachers home visitation model, said Lisa Falduto, Born Learning Engagement Specialist for United Way of Portage County. “We intend to use a two-generational...
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Having a well-educated and vibrant workforce is key to sustainable growth in our community.  As leaders, we all need to be thinking about our workforce availability 20-30 years out in order to support our growing businesses.  United Way's Born Learning will host the Economic Case for Investing in Young Children Luncheon on Oct. 20 at 11:30 a.m. at...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The United Way Volunteer Center of Portage County will hold its annual Make a Difference Day Rake-a-thon on Saturday, Oct. 22. Registration for volunteers who wish to help and for people who may need help raking this fall is now open. More than 500 volunteers are needed for the Rake-a-thon. Members of the community will come together to rake yards...