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Society’s Assets adds 25 new items to Try-Out Program

The Society’s Assets Try-Out Program offers demonstration and lending of assistive devices at each office location. There are many assistive devices to increase function for people with limitations affecting mobility, vision, learning, and other daily activities. Therefore, twenty-five new items for children are now available for demonstration and loan thanks to a grant from the […]

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Focus on Energy Unveils New Virtual Wisconsin Roadmap Highlighting Energy Efficiency Successes

FOCUS ON ENERGY® has unveiled its new virtual energy efficiency roadmap of Wisconsin, aiming to highlight its statewide efforts to deliver energy savings to residents and businesses. The virtual roadmap showcases the accomplishments of just a small number of the thousands of businesses, residents, and organizations Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency and renewable […]

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United Way Launches New Phase of Pandemic Relief Efforts

In response to the ongoing needs created by the pandemic, United Way of Racine County (UWRC) has launched new opportunities for local nonprofits to request support and for community members to get involved. Through its UWRC COVID Relief project, local nonprofits can apply for funds, request single-use face masks, and request supplies. Community members are invited to donate to the COVID Relief Fund, donate to the supply drive and volunteer to construct masks. […]

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United Way Seeks Volunteers For Season of Caring

This year, United Way of Racine County is transforming Day of Caring into Season of Caring. This extended volunteer opportunity will run until June 21, 2021, giving everyone the chance to make a difference through volunteerism all year. The United Way is currently collecting volunteer opportunities, both virtual and in-person, from local nonprofit organizations. The […]

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Serve Wisconsin Announces $234,446 in AmeriCorps Funding for Racine AmeriCorps Programs

Serve Wisconsin proudly announced that Wisconsin has received $7.3 million in federal funding to support AmeriCorps programming and celebrated the kickoff of the AmeriCorps program year on October 30 at a virtual Opening Ceremony.   Included within those funds are $234,446 in AmeriCorps funding for two AmeriCorps programs specifically centered in Racine and Kenosha, with several […]

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Wisconsin Humane Society Racine Campus surpasses $50K toward $100K matching campaign

RACINE – The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is excited to share that the organization has surpassed the halfway mark in a campaign to inspire public contributions for the WHS Racine Campus. The Ruud Family Foundation and Ted Sokoly are matching all donations up to $100,000 made to the WHS Racine Campus through December 31, 2020. […]

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Kenosha and Racine Counties Projected to Raise More Than $50K

Nearly 400 walkers and teams from across the area participated in this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Kenosha and Racine Counties. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, participants walked as individuals and small groups on sidewalks, tracks, and trails across Kenosha and Racine Countieson Saturday, September 26th to ensure the health and safety for all […]

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Two Directors Join Girls Inc.

RACINE – Heather Asiyanbi and Lia Francetic, MSc, have joined Girls Inc. of Southeast Wisconsin. In their new roles, Asiyanbi and Francetic will oversee the organization’s programs serve its participants throughout the greater Racine area, and its growth into Kenosha and beyond. Asiyanbi, director of Girls Inc., comes to the organization after more than 20 […]

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Junior Achievement of Wisconsin Receives $32,000 Grant from SC Johnson to Teach Racine County Students Life Skills

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin (JA) is pleased to announce it has received a $32,000 grant from SC Johnson to support financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and career readiness education for Racine County K-12 students during the upcoming school year. “This grant from SC Johnson helps provide lessons to Racine students in ways that match the Racine Unified […]

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Local Food Pantry Receives Funding for COVID-19 Relief

RACINE, WISCONSIN: Recently the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) released the recipients of funding through the Food Security Initiative.  Local organization, FINAO, Inc., is one of 17 food banks and other nonprofit organizations selected to receive nearly $5 million through the COVID-19 Food Security Network Support Grant.  The funding aims to […]