United Way News: August 2018

The 2018 Community Campaign has begun!

United Wayís 2018 campaign and volunteer leadership cut the ribbon on the Johnson Controls Volunteer Center alongside Mark Irgens and Johnson Controlsí George Oliver.

United Way announced the 2018 campaign goal of $56 million in June, and the 40,000 volunteer hours goal at last nightís Campaign Kickoff event.

For the first time, United Way kicked off the annual Community Campaign right here at our Milwaukee office! More than 350 community members gathered to hear from our 2018 campaign co-chairs, celebrate our $56 million fundraising and 40,000 hour volunteer goals, and tour the brand-new Johnson Controls Volunteer Center.

Did you attend the Kickoff event? Take our quick survey to help make next year even better!

Now itís time to get to work, and we canít do it without you! Here are some fun and easy ways to get involved with United Way this season:

Did you attend the event? Check out the Facebook photo album and donít forget to tag yourself!

Get those tissues ready! Watch the 2018 United Way success story videos and share with your friends and family.

Or read and share the 2018 stories here.

Caring is always in season! United Wayís newly expanded Seasons of Caring connects individuals, workplace and professional teams, school groups, and entire organizations to meaningful volunteer work through 15+ signature events and agency partner projects.

Find a volunteer opportunity.

Never miss an opportunity to impact your community. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram (@UnitedWayGMWC). Use #LiveUnited.

Your gift to United Way's Community Fund, strategic focus areas, or community-wide initiatives ensures that your donation is invested where the need is greatest. Donate today.

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Vello Virtual Tutoring
Ongoing opportunity
Can you spare 30 minutes a week to tutor kids in reading? Do it right from your computer with Vello virtual tutoring. Learn more.

Living Paycheck to Paycheck: The Hidden World of Financial Instability
Thursday, September 13, 8:00am-9:30am
This volunteer event will bring individuals and workplace teams to the new Johnson Controls Volunteer Center to learn how families and individuals are struggling on a day-to-day basis to meet basic needs and how United Way is responding to create financial stability year-round. Learn more.

IT United Member Connect Ė Blockchain: Evolution, Innovation, & Social Impact
Thursday, September 13, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Join IT United for an expert panel discussion on the evolution of blockchain, utilizing blockchain to create innovation in business, and delivering social impact. Learn more.

Success Starts Here! Menís Job Seminar
Tuesday, September 18, 9:00am-1:30pm
Success Starts Here! Men's Job Seminar is a free, one-day life and job event for local men looking to develop professional skills, find a job, or explore a new career. Volunteer or register to attend.

Fill the Freezer
Saturday, September 22, 9:00am-12:00pm
United Way is recruiting volunteers to prepare healthy freezer meals for families in transitional housing. Sign up today.

Milwaukee LIHF Quarterly Convening
Tuesday, September 25, 5:30pm-7:30pm
The Milwaukee Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families (LIHF) Collaborative is dedicated to improving community conditions that support healthy birth outcomes. Learn more about membership in the collaborative. The event is open to the public. Register now.

Chuckle & Chip In
Thursday, September 27, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Join LINC for a ComedySportz Milwaukee match and pack dental hygiene kits that will be distributed to United Way partners. Learn more and register.

Ready. Set. Work! Waukesha Womenís Job Seminar
Friday, September 28, 8:00am-3:00pm
The annual Waukesha Women's Job Seminar is a free, one-day job seminar held each November for local women looking to develop professional skills, find a job, or explore a new career. Volunteer or register to attend.

United We Dine
Wednesday, October 3, All Day
Dine out at one of the many participating restaurants in the greater Milwaukee & Waukesha area for lunch or dinner on Wednesday, October 3. Restaurants will donate 10% or more of their total sales to United Way. View list of participating restaurants or sign your restaurant up to participate.

Retire United Connection: Navigating Senior Living and Care Options
Friday, October 5, 10:00am-12:00pm
Join us as we debunk the myths surrounding the complex world of long-term care. Walk away with the knowledge you need to navigate the world of senior housing and care. Attend for yourself or for someone you love. Open to all ages! Register now.

Project Homeless Connect
Thursday, October 18, 10:00am-3:00pm
Many volunteers are needed to help out at this annual one-stop shop event that brings multiple resources and services together under one roof to better serve people experiencing homelessness. Learn more and sign up to volunteer.

Women United Mentoring Series
Thursday, October 25, 10:40am-12:00pm
Volunteers will be matched one-on-one and will engage in candid conversations with sophomore girls around professionalism, resume building, and preparing for interviews. Learn more and register.

Milwaukee Womenís Job Seminar
Thursday, November 1, 8:00am-3:00pm
The annual Milwaukee Women's Job Seminar is a free, one-day job seminar held at ManpowerGroup each November for local women looking to develop professional skills, find a job, or explore a new career. Volunteer or register to attend.

Women United SPREE: Shopping for Change
Thursday, November 8, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind luxury shopping experience with a collection of select, locally-based, women-owned retailers. Proceeds will benefit United Way's Community Fund. Purchase your tickets today!

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