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July 4, 2017

Point In Time Homeless Count is July 26

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Once again the end of July signals the time for the bi-annual Point in Time Homeless Count performed by the local agencies supported by HUD funds. Agencies such as Lakeshore CAP, the Salvation Army, Safe Harbor and others who try to supply emergency assistance to those who are homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness are required to sponsor a semi-annual physical count of the individuals or families who are living on the street in our communities.

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June 27, 2017

United Way of Sheboygan County Director Moves into Full-time Role

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I’m humbled and honored to begin my full time position as the Executive Director of the United Way of Sheboygan County.  While I have been working in this role on a part time basis for the past six months, I am excited to fully embrace the position. I was certainly familiar with the United Way prior to my employment, but I have more recently learned how fortunate Sheboygan County is to be served by this organization.  The mission of working with so many wonderful organizations and partner agencies for the goal of improving lives is one which I am looking forward to.  It is my hope and commitment that with my leadership of the team, we will continue the rich tradition of the United Way of Sheboygan County. 

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June 20, 2017

Born on Third Base

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I recently had the privilege of giving an address at the Boys & Girls Club of Sheboygan County Leadership Awards dinner. My mission was to impress upon the attendees the merits of donating to the Boys & Girls Club. As I stood at the podium looking out on my audience, I couldn't help but notice that I was addressing some of the most successful people in the county: captains of industry, wealthy business people, doctors, lawyers and judges. I, myself, have been fortunate enough to find success both personally and professionally throughout my adult life. As I have gotten older, I have given increasing thought to the roots of that success. Was I just "special"? Was I a harder worker than everyone else? Were other people simply not as good as me or, worse yet, just lazier? Doubtless, the temptation is great to cast our personal narrative in a light most favorable and the value of hard work and talent cannot credibly be debated. That said, I am increasingly of the belief that what separates the "successful" from the "non", at least materially, are circumstances that have little to do with being special.    

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June 13, 2017

Parent Cafe

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Every month, we feature a United Way Partner Agency and the work they are doing, demonstrating the impact that donations to United Way of Sheboygan County are making. This month’s feature was submitted by Terry Schultz, ECC Trainer/Programs. Here’s their story:

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June 6, 2017

Play Ball!

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Grab your family and friends for the Sheboygan A’s game on Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. for the third annual United Way Night! Call the United Way office at (920) 458-3425 or email leeanne@uwofsc.org[mailto:leeanne@uwofsc.org] for free tickets. Bring a food pantry donation and get a coupon for a $1 hot dog!

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May 30, 2017

It's a Process

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Another year of a successful campaign and community investment process has come to a close. Without the support from our community of individuals, organizations, and businesses in Sheboygan County, none of our great work would be possible. Within the United Way, lots of credit goes to the volunteer members of the Community Action Team and Board of Directors that work diligently to assure donor dollars are invested wisely and with purpose.

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May 23, 2017

Developmental Screenings

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If you interact with children either in your personal or professional life, you realize how fast they change. They learn every day, building on previous skills such as building a block tower. One new block at a time until you have a wonderful masterpiece in front of you.

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May 16, 2017

Day of Caring is September 14

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Take out your pen and mark your calendar for United Way of Sheboygan County’s Day of Caring, which will take place on Thursday, September 14thth. The annual event coincides with the kickoff of the United Way Campaign and wraps up with Taste Sheboygan in the evening. Whether you’re looking to volunteer with your company or organization, family members or friends, Day of Caring gives individuals and companies the opportunity to truly put your hands to work and help those in need in our community. Corporate sponsorship helps to make the day possible.

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May 9, 2017

United Way Thriving Under New Leadership

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This month the United Way of Sheboygan County Board of Directors will hold its annual meeting and elect new Board Members and Officers. The annual meeting also marks the end of my tenure as Board President. I’m pleased to share the organization is in very good hands, for Ms. Kristi Jankowski, Senior Vice President of Innovation at Sargento Foods has served as the Vice-President and is President elect. In addition, Mr. Craig Yoder, Foodservice Product Manager at Johnsonville Sausage, has agreed to join the executive committee and serve as Vice-President, and Ms. Gina Covelli, Community Relations Manager at Lakeland University, and Mr. Tom Brickley, Vice President Commercial Lending at Commerce State Bank, will remain as Secretary and Treasurer, respectively.  

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May 2, 2017

Partner Agency Feature: Family Service Association

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Every month, we feature a United Way Partner Agency, demonstrating the impact that donations to United Way of Sheboygan County are making. This month’s feature was submitted by Wayne Griesbach, Executive Director of the Family Service Assocation. Here’s their story: 

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