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Ending the Silence: NAMI and United Way host virtual event to destigmatize mental illness on May 10

RACINE – NAMI Racine County, together with United Way Racine County, are hosting Ending the Silence, a virtual event designed to destigmatize mental illness. Prepared especially for Mental Health Awareness Month, this event will be held on May 10, from noon until 1 p.m. This event is interactive and open to the public. There will […]

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“Spring is in the Hair” Hosted by RUSD and United Way Huge Success

“Spring is in the Hair!” On Tuesday, student barbers and stylists from Gateway Technical College provided free haircuts and simple styles to students at Julian Thomas Elementary School. The event helped provide confidence and gave families access to hygiene resources. “Spring is in the Hair” was made possible thanks to Racine Unified’s partnership with the […]

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The Community Buzz: What’s Up With Local Nonprofits

For a full look at what local nonprofits are up to, check out our Nonprofit Community feed. Here’s a snapshot of the things you’ll find among our local nonprofits: Kiwanis of West Racine was among the myriad organizations, businesses and individuals who paid homage to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday. https://www.facebook.com/WestRacineKiwanis/posts/3385000555112487 United Way […]

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Racine, United Way, RUSD Provide Warmth for Community School Children

The City of Racine, United Way of Racine County, and Racine Unified School District are partnering to provide warmth to Community School students. Currently, there are three Community Schools in Racine. They will distribute clothing items to approximately 750 students at each school this week and the following week. This generosity is made possible with […]

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The Community Buzz: What’s Up With Local Nonprofits

For a full look at what local nonprofits are up to, check out our nonprofit community feed here. Here’s a snapshot of the things you’ll find among our local nonprofits: November is National Family Caregivers Month. Known as the “invisible workforce,” caregivers are constantly on the job without much recognition or thanks. According to AARP, 64% […]

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United Way Brighter Future Fund Grants Available

From July 7 to Aug. 31, United Way of Racine County’s Women United Brighter Future Fund will accept grant applications. The Brighter Future Fund provides funding opportunities to programs aiding in the development of the workforce of today and tomorrow, with an emphasis on women and children.   Eligible programs relate to the focus areas of school readiness (early childhood literacy), family financial literacy (budgeting, […]

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United Way of Racine County Awards Additional Pandemic Relief Funding to Local Nonprofits

Since the beginning of the year, four local nonprofits have been awarded pandemic relief grants through United Way of Racine County’s (UWRC) COVID Relief Fund. This is in addition to the nine nonprofits that were awarded funding in 2020. Combined, United Way of Racine County has awarded over $80,000 in COVID relief through the UWRC […]

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United Way of Racine County receives second grant from Morgridge Family Foundation

RACINE – United Way of Racine County this week received another grant, in the amount of $57,500, from the Morgridge Family Foundation of Denver, CO. The funds are part of the foundation’s $1 million COVID-19 emergency relief fund. Morgridge provided grants to 11 community foundations in Wisconsin and five other states. United Way of Dane […]

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Transformational Gift from MacKenzie Scott Helps United Way of Racine County Expand Its Equity Work

In January, United Way of Racine County was the recipient of a $5 million donation from MacKenzie Scott. Scott is an American novelist and philanthropist who helped found Amazon. Originally notified of the gift in late December, United Way has spent the weeks since in conversation and planning with its board to identify allocations for the donation. Equity […]

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United Way of Racine County Invites Participation in the 21-Week Equity Challenge

United Way of Racine County has launched the 21-Week Equity Challenge for Racine County residents. This challenge, adapted by United Way of Wisconsin from the work of Dr. Eddie Moore, is an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and community. Participants receive an email at the beginning of each week, Feb. 1 through June […]