Make a Difference in February!

Make a Difference in February!

February 1, 2018

Written by Katie Kuhn, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

No matter your interests or availability, United Way has lots of fun ways to get involved and give back in February. Choose one of the options below or visit our Volunteer page to find the perfect project for you.

Make a difference on a local nonprofit board
Applications for the spring 2018 Project LEAD class are now open! This in-depth seven-week training program prepares community members for leadership roles on nonprofit boards and committees, with an emphasis on recruiting participants from underrepresented board populations (women, racially and ethnically diverse, young professionals). Learn more and apply.

Lend a hand during tax season
Join Women United TOMORROW, February 2, for a training on how to become a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program intake screener. United Way supports VITA sites, which offer free tax help to low-income people. Learn more and register to attend.

Encourage a love of reading in local students
Take two minutes to write a quick note of encouragement to a student learning to read. Submitted notes will be printed as bookmarks for young readers to use throughout their reading journey. Notes will go to youth at two of United Way’s partner agencies, La Casa de Esperanza and Milwaukee Christian Center. Get started!

Share your story
Has your life been positively affected by United Way or a partner agency? We want to hear your story! Email to potentially be featured on a future blog or podcat.

Make a teacher’s day
In Wisconsin, teachers spend an average $380 of their own money per year on supplies for their classroom. Join us to pack Teacher Appreciation kits with goodies to help alleviate some of this financial burden while reminding them how important and valued their work truly is. Learn more and register.

…and don’t forget to join United Way at our Annual Meeting to find out how your gift is making an impact in our community. Register today!


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