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Friday, August 12, 2016
United Way of Portage County kicked off its 2016 campaign Friday, Aug. 12, at Ben Franklin Junior High School by introducing the 2016 campaign drive chair family, unveiling the 2016 campaign video, and giving people a first-hand look at United Way’s Project Fresh Start. The Hofmeister/Okray family, owners and operators of Spectra Print in Stevens...
Thursday, August 11, 2016
With a mission that all children in Portage County will be safe, healthy, and ready for kindergarten, the newly named Born Learning initiative will create a new system of support for families prenatally, and with children age 5 and younger. Since announcing this early years-focused initiative last year, community partners, along with United Way of...
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Two new staff members have joined United Way of Portage County, while a current staff member received a promotion. Cecily Mileski recently joined United Way of Portage County as its Volunteer Engagement Associate and Stephanie Printz was hired as the United Way Endowment Administrator. Laura Pfeil, who previously held the title of Community...
Monday, July 18, 2016
United Way of Portage County is the fiscal agent for an award from the federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) for 2016.  Portage County has been awarded $32,122 in federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and...
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
As part of its fourth annual No Child’s Wet Behind Community Diaper Drive, United Way of Portage County collected $12,371 in diaper and monetary donations to help fill a need in the community. Individuals, businesses, churches, and service clubs participated in the diaper drive throughout the month-long effort, said Laura Pfeil, United Way of...
Monday, June 27, 2016
Summer vacation is here, and that means family road trips! Everyone travels somewhere over the summer, even if it is just around town. Whether you are driving three miles or 300, you should always be sure to keep kids safe on the road. Regulations on proper car seats and booster seats can be confusing for many parents. The good news is that there...
Monday, May 9, 2016
United Way of Portage County kicked off its fourth 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 19. Nearly $11,000 in diapers and monetary donations were collected during last year’s drive, filling a need many local agencies said was a top issue...
Monday, May 2, 2016
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 29, for the distribution event taking place Saturday, August 13, 2016, at Ben Franklin Junior High School in Stevens Point. A separate...