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Monday, October 28, 2019
Recently, the Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty released their annual Wisconsin Poverty Report. In this report, Eau Claire County and southern Chippewa County were identified with Milwaukee County as having the highest Poverty Rates in the state (as shown on the map to the right). There is a link to the full report below.     As a way  to begin and continue conversations around this report and poverty in the Chippewa Valley, United Way...
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Click to View October 2019 Newsletter In this issue: 1 Beyond Grant Funding 3 United Way Welcomes New Impact Director 4-5 Day of Caring 6 Book Month 7 Campaign Update  
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Together, we are changing lives in the Chippewa Valley. Community members, like you, are helping United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley and our community partners to improve the mental health of Chippewa Valley residents, prepare children to enter school ready to succeed, empower residents to achieve self-sufficiency, and ensure access to food, shelter and medical care.   We know that one organization cannot provide all the services families...
Friday, July 26, 2019
Click to View July 2019 Newsletter In this issue: 1 25 Days of Caring 3 2019 Campaign Chair 4-5 Spirit Awards 6 Stepping Up For Advocacy 7 Volunteer Guide Release
Monday, July 1, 2019
At United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley (UWGCV), our vision is to make an impact on complex problems by reducing need and increasing quality of life for Chippewa Valley residents. UWGCV believes it takes collective community actions sustained over time to achieve outcomes and make a lasting impact. We invest in a foundation of strong, viable programs, mobilize volunteers to address community needs, and fight each day for the health,...
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Kari Stroede, Community Impact Director,  United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley   It was perhaps the fourth loop around the third floor of the Capitol in Madison, attempting to find the office of the representative serving the Chippewa Valley, that convinced me that I was indeed stepping out of my comfort zone. I was on my own and a bit lost.  I was going to walk into an office, and sit down for a thirty minute conversation about what is...
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Giving back to the community through volunteering might be the perfect fit! Volunteer work plays a vital role in the daily functioning of nonprofits across the Chippewa Valley. It is a resource to help meet their mission and improve the community that we live in. Each year, United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley works with local nonprofits to produce a volunteer guide. Last year's guide lists 100+ Chippewa Valley nonprofits that are in search...
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Click to View: October 2018  Newsletter   In this issue: 2       Guest Writer: Letter from Past Board Chair 3       2018-2019 Board Roster 4-5    Microgrant Program 6        Talking is Teaching 7        Mental Health 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
When you invest in United Way you are helping young children in the Chippewa Valley to enter school ready to succeed. Here is just one example of how United Way is working with its partners to change lives. Paul and Sarah Stevens attended a playgroup supported by United Way with their 1-year-old daughter, Emma. They enrolled Emma in a Home Visiting Program called "Parents as Teachers," also supported in-part by United Way, and scheduled monthly...
Friday, July 27, 2018
Bill and Rita received life-changing credit counseling services from United Way's Financial Stability Partnership. When Bill and Rita started their relationship with the Financial Solutions Program at Family Means their debt was well over $30,000. They had heard about Family Means (a United Way funded program partner) on Public TV and thought it might be a way to end their sleepless nights and anxiety about their financial future. Once they met...