United Way News: November 2018

Giving means more than just opening your wallet...

We love coming up with fun and unique ways for everyone to give back to their community. This season, think outside the box when it comes to giving – instead of (or in addition to) serving a meal on Thanksgiving, volunteer in one of the following ways:

The Give & Win Sweepstakes Deadline is November 9!
Don’t miss your chance to win one of our fabulous sweepstakes prizes! Give a new or increased gift to United Way’s Community Fund by this Friday, November 9, to enter. A HUGE thank you to our prize sponsors! Learn more about the prizes and watch last year’s sweepstakes prize patrol video!

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Virtual Volunteering Notes of Encouragement
Through early December
Send an encouraging message to a family in need. All it takes is five minutes from your computer, phone, or tablet to submit a note of encouragement to families receiving one of our winter recess meal kits, which will provide nutritious food that ensure children have enough to eat over winter break. Write your note.

Financial Empowerment Seminar
Tuesday, November 13, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Budget coaches are needed for the inaugural Milwaukee Financial Empowerment Seminar sponsored by Marine Bank. Help local individuals develop basic financial skills including developing and managing a family budget, strategies on how to save, and how to avoid ongoing debt. Learn more and register.

United Way Game Night at the Milwaukee Admirals
Wednesday, November 21, 7:00pm
Join United Way for the Milwaukee Admirals Game! United Way staff and volunteers will be featured throughout the night, and $10 of every ticket purchased HERE will be donated back to United Way’s Community Fund. Support those in need this winter by bringing a non-perishable food item to donate to United Way funded food pantries.

LINC Holiday PhilanthroParty
Wednesday, December 5, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Join us for our annual Holiday PhilanthroParty and learn about warming rooms and how important they are to members of our community. We’ll prepare cookie dough and write notes of encouragement that will be distributed to local warming rooms to spread the cheer this holiday season. Learn more and register.

Milwaukee LIHF Quarterly Convening
Tuesday, December 11, 2:00pm-4:00pm
All are invited to learn more about the Milwaukee LIHF Collaborative, dedicated to improving community conditions that support healthy birth outcomes. Learn more and register.

2018 Campaign Closing Celebration
Wednesday, December 12, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Join us at the Italian Community Center for food and fun as we announce the Give & Win Sweepstakes winners, unveil our 2018 fundraising and volunteer totals, and thank all who have helped us make a difference in our community. Learn more and register.

2019 IT United CIO Forum
Friday, February 15, 7:30am-12:00pm
Save the date for the CIO Forum! This annual breakfast networking event featuring panel discussions with prominent CIOs on key technology trends and strategies, hosted by the CIO Advisory Board. Learn more.

2019 Annual Meeting
Thursday, February 21, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Did you donate to United Way this year? Save the date for our Annual Meeting to get the latest update on the impact your investment is making in our community.

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