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United We Fight ...

United We Win!

We’re the problem solvers, the hand raisers, and the game changers. We go after our community’s toughest challenges. We come up with new solutions to old problems. And we work with people from all walks of life to turn those solutions into action.

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Why Do We Fight?

United Way works to identify every donor and dollar possible to move the needle on tough-to-solve issues.

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of Rock County households struggle to afford basic needs. The federal poverty level for a family of four is $25,100.

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Referrals provided by 211 Specialists last year to connect people to local resources in the Blackhawk Region.

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Hours donated by 50 volunteers & subject-matter experts to steward your generosity and award Community Grants.

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Pledged annually by thousands of donors and 100+ workplace campaigns to meet our communities’ complex needs.

What We Fight For

It’s not easy, but we don’t ever give up. We don’t focus on just one issue, or one community. We fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.

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Enhancing health and supporting wellness

We Fight for Health

We provide kids with opportunities to enhance their health, as well as empower youth about how to make healthy choices and avoid risky behaviors. By making it easier for individuals to access substance abuse programs, receive quality health care and access nutritious foods, we’re fighting to help everyone get—and stay—healthy.

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Helping children and youth achieve their potential

We Fight for Education

Success in life begins with a quality education. And yet, too many children and youth lack the support they need to strengthen their literacy, stay on track in school, graduate high school and find a career.

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Financial Stability

Meeting basic needs to build self-sufficiency

We Fight for Financial Stability

By securing housing and other basic needs for struggling families, we are helping people get back on their feet. A path to financial empowerment starts with access to services, job-skills training, and money management programs.

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Living United

Forging partnerships and finding new solutions

We Win by Living United

We win by Living United, by forging unlikely partnerships and by finding new solutions to old problems; by mobilizing the best resources; and inspiring individuals to join the fight against a common foe, each community’s most daunting social crises.

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Need Help? Call 211

211 specialists can connect you with a wide range of resources and services. Simply dial 211 from your cell phone or landline anywhere in Wisconsin. If you cannot reach us through 211, call 877-947-2211.

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Sponsors offset our advertising costs so we can maximize your donor dollars to meet the evolving needs of our community.