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Thursday, April 20, 2017
United Way of Washington County presented Family Promise of Washington County with a $45,000 grant for their emergency shelter and homeless singles program. The funds will be used to support individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Washington County. The community’s only homeless shelter for single adults closed their doors more than five years ago. Short-term solutions were implemented by several agencies, but the temporary...
Monday, April 17, 2017
Kevin Steiner, president and CEO of West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, will serve as United Way of Washington County’s 2017 campaign chair. This is not Steiner's first volunteer role with the organization. He served on their Board of Directors from 1997 to 2003, and as president in 1999. “I like to work with winners. And United Way is a winning organization,” Steiner said. “They listen to what the community needs and they respond with...
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Pictured left to right: Daren Sievers, Slinger School District; Pete Rettler, Moraine Park Technical College; Nikki Kiss, Inspire Washington County; Sarah Malchow, United Way of Washington County; Jim Smasal, Kewaskum School District; Jon Duhr, Hartford Union High School District; Erik Olson, West Bend School District. School district administrators from West Bend, Hartford, Kewaskum, and Slinger met at Moraine Park Technical College today to...
Friday, February 3, 2017
UNVEILS NEW EMPLOYMENT INITIATIVE More than 200 donors and volunteers attended United Way of Washington County’s Team Celebration on February 2. The event, held at West Bend Mutual Insurance’s Prairie Center, marked the end of both the organization’s annual fundraising campaign and their 80th anniversary celebration. United Way of Washington County announced that they exceeded their 2016 campaign goal, raising $1,449,502. This year’s total tops...
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Thank you for generously supporting United Way of Washington County’s 2016 campaign. Together, you set a new record, raising more than $1.4 million for our community! Way to go team!     < Back to News 
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
United Way’s Pacesetter campaigns are now ended and early results show positive growth. Pacesetters are organizations that started early fundraising and awareness campaigns to support the community through United Way of Washington County. “By volunteering to be Pacesetters, these organizations demonstrated commitment to corporate philanthropy and care for our community,” said Kristin Brandner, Executive Director of United Way of Washington...
Monday, October 3, 2016
United Way of Washington County kicked off their annual fundraising campaign by uniting more than 400 local volunteers Thursday evening. The event, called United for Our Future, was held at the West Bend Mutual Insurance Pavilion at Washington County Fair Park. More than 400 volunteers from 30 local businesses, school districts, and nonprofit organizations—united to create school-readiness bags for 2,500 preschool-age children. “For the last...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Nearly One Third of Washington County Households Struggle to Afford Basic Needs According to a report released by the 43 local United Ways in Wisconsin, 14,035 Washington County households are employed, but struggle to afford basic needs. An additional 2,699 local households are in poverty. That means a staggering 31% of households in Washington County deal with financial hardships every day. United Way’s ALICE (Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained...

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