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November 2, 2020

2020 November/December E-Newsletter

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Life continues to be overwhelming for many as we navigate this pandemic. Essential workers, educators, social sector workers, nonprofits, and small business owners continue to face daily challenges. Large corporations have had to rethink, pivot, and respond rapidly to supply/demand with keeping the health and safety of their employees at the forefront. Those we work collectively to serve, our neighbors in need, now see increased barriers to access the building blocks of life: education, financial stability, and health. The need is evident. Our support is critical. When the world feels overwhelming, I find it helps to go back to the basics. One such basic is kindness. Abraham Joshua Heschel, an American-Polish rabbi once said, "When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.” What a deeply profound perspective on the immense impact of kindness.

In October we launched our 2020-2021 Campaign and 'United We Rise' was born. A call to our community to give of one's time, talents, treasures, and to lead with kindness, was set in motion. The turn out was fantastic! If you missed out on any of the events or want to get involved, browse through this e-newsletter, and please don't hesitate to reach out.

It is you that makes the difference. The countless individuals, small businesses, and corporations who step up to give back. You keep us moving forward in this pandemic. A remarkable way we can help others rise, is by uniting. Please consider contributing to United Way as an individual or through your corporate giving Campaign. Join us and together we can invest in our community to make a BIG impact!

In Gratitude,

Kate S. Baer, M.A.
Executive Director
United Way of Sheboygan County


  1. GIVING TUESDAY | Tuesday, December 1st

    Tomorrow is on the horizon, full of questions and unknowns. It is up to us how we answer.

    We can respond with hope, with possibility, with action. We can help our community rise, so they are better, more equitable, more resilient. And we can reimage a tomorrow that is better than yesterday.

    A new tomorrow can’t be reached alone. To lift our neighbors, we must LIVE UNITED starting today.
    Click here to learn more.

  2. Holiday Volunteer Needs

    Spread some holiday cheer by sharing your time and talents with nonprofit agencies that are supporting our neighbors across Sheboygan County!

    Click here to view Holiday Needs in Sheboygan County.

  3. Grateful hearts for Campaign Kickoff, Day of Caring, Harvest for the Hungry and more!

  4. City of Sheboygan Common Council Presentation & Call for Nonprofit Survey: 

    Kate Baer will be presenting a community update on Monday, November 2nd at 6:00 pm Common Council meeting.

    This meeting may be viewed LIVE on Charter Spectrum Channel 990, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and www.wscssheboygan.com/vod.

    If you are a nonprofit, please fill out this survey.
    As agencies serving the Sheboygan community in various ways, you see firsthand the struggles that have been created or magnified by this pandemic. The City would like to hear about your experiences and get a better sense of your organizational needs.

    Click here to take the survey by November 8th.

    Should you have any questions, or if you would like to convey concerns not addressed in the survey, contact Abby Block by calling 920-459-3378.


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