From United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Our fingers are cold but our hearts are warm!

ĎTis the season to give back! If you are looking for a fun and meaningful opportunity to spread a little cheer, United Way has the perfect opportunity for you.

Help fill wishes: Holiday Giving Tree.
With your support, we can make the holidays a little brighter for thousands of local kids, adults, and seniors. Sign up for 15+ tags with your workplace or community group (through 11/22 only!) or make a donation to ensure a gift wish is filled.

Donate: winter clothes for kids & teens.
Help local kids and teens stay warm this winter! Mary Louís Closet is collecting new coats, boots, hats, scarves, and gloves in youth and teen/adult sizes. Donations can be dropped off at United Way. Learn more.

Choose-your-own volunteer project.
What is your volunteering passion? Our Seasons of Caring portal has hundreds of local volunteer projects for you to browse – think reading with kids, outdoor help for seniors, and much more. Looking for something specific? Itís easy to filter by agency name or interest area. Check it out.

Make a year-end donation.
When you give to United Way, you help lift up the whole community. If youíve already given to United Way this year, thank you! If not, please consider making a gift through your workplace campaign. Or, make your tax-deductible donation here.

Spread the word.
Help spread the word about United Way – and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn to hear stories about the real people in our community that you help by giving and volunteering.

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Vello Virtual Tutoring
Registration ongoing
Looking to volunteer but donít have a lot of time to spare? Help kids in local schools read better with Vello, which links volunteer tutors with local students using a computer or smartphone. Learn more.

My Very Own Library Book Fair
Wednesday, December 4, various shifts
United Way partners with Scholastic Inc. to host My Very Own Library at 14 local Milwaukee Public Schools. Help students pick out 5 FREE books to bring home with them to create their very own library! Learn more.

LINC Holiday Philanthroparty: "Wisconsin North Woods"
Thursday, December 5, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Celebrate the season with LINC! Enjoy free food truck appetizers and drinks, pack food kits for local families, and dress in your favorite plaid and flannel attire! Learn more.

Campaign Closing Celebration
Wednesday, December 11, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us at Discovery World for food and fun as we announce the Give & Win Sweepstakes winners, unveil our 2019 fundraising and volunteer totals, and thank all who have helped us make a difference in our community. Learn more and register.

Nominate a Community Leader for the Linda McFerrin Award
Deadline: Friday, December 13
The Diversity Leadership Societyís annual Linda McFerrin Award, established by Cory & Michelle Nettles, recognizes an outstanding African American nonprofit executive who has provided exemplary leadership in the community. Nominate your community hero.

Recycle the Black Dollar
Saturday, December 14, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Enjoy an exclusive shopping experience with a collection of local Black-owned businesses. Ten percent of vendor proceeds will benefit United Wayís Reducing Barriers to Employment Initiative. Learn more.

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