NEWS & NOTES

From United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County


Help us End Family Homelessness by 2025.

Thatís our new goal, and we simply cannot do it alone.

"We know that many families in our community are one missed rent or mortgage payment away from homelessness," said United Way President & CEO Amy Lindner. "Having a place to call home is the foundation of a healthy and successful life."

We are calling the initiative Safe & Stable Homes: Ending Family Homelessness. We will continue our support of services like warming rooms and emergency shelters, but will expand the focus to homelessness prevention for families.

"An end to family homelessness means that every community will have a comprehensive response in place that ensures homelessness is prevented whenever possible, or if it canít be prevented, it is a rare, brief, and one-time experience," said Lindner.

Join the fight. Watch our video and find out how you can help end family homelessness in our community.


$55 Million, 43K Volunteer Hours... we can do it together!

What a party! More than 380 community members joined us Thursday at Miller Park to hear from our 2019 campaign co-chairs and celebrate our $55 million fundraising and 43,000 hour volunteer goals.

Now itís time to get to work, and we canít do it without you! Here is how you can help:
Give
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. If your workplace runs a campaign, please consider making a new or increased gift this year. Or: Donate today.

Advocate
Get those tissues ready! Watch the 2019 United Way success story videos and share with your friends and family.

Or read and share the 2019 stories here.

Did you attend the event? Keep an eye on our Facebook page for event pictures and donít forget to tag yourself!

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

Volunteer
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 signature events and agency partner projects.
Find a volunteer opportunity.


Upcoming Events & Opportunities

 
Emerging Readers
Register today!
Looking for a simple way to give back? Join Emerging Readers to be matched with a local child for whom you can purchase books 4 times this year. Help spread a love of reading! Learn more.

Mary Lou's Closet: Sweats and Undergarments
August - September
Mary Louís Closet is looking for new youth and teen-sized socks, underwear, sweatshirts, and sweatpants during the months of August and September. Help local kids get their basic needs met! Learn more.

Project Homeless Connect – Waukesha County
Monday, September 9, 10:00am - 3:00pm
This year, we are so proud to bring Project Homeless Connect to Waukesha County! 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.*
*Information about Milwaukee Project Homeless Connect also included at this link.

Danishes & Diversity
Monday, September 16, 7:45am - 9:00am
Interested in learning more about the Diversity Leadership Society and our work on Reducing Barriers to Employment & Advancement? Join us for Danishes & Diversity. Learn more and register.

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

LINC September Event
Wednesday, September 25, 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Join us at the Harley-Davidson Museum to watch the Brewers in the hunt for the playoffs as they take on the Cincinnati Reds. Your favorite LINC Committee Members will be slinging drinks for a do-good time. Learn more and register.

Ready. Set. Work! Waukesha Womenís Job Seminar
Friday, October 18, 8:30am - 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.

Waukesha Financial Empowerment Seminar
Tuesday, October 29, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Work one-on-one with a financial coach, develop a spending plan, connect with community resources, and take charge of your financial future at this free event! Volunteer or register to attend.

A Concert & Conversation with Peter Buffett
Tuesday, October 29, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Through his music and media presentation, Peter shares stories about growing up in the Buffett family, his personal views on complex social issues, and the important role of philanthropy. Learn more and register to attend.

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