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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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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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Johnson Financial Group to donate $500,000 to help United Way Organizations across Wisconsin

Johnson Financial Group announced today their plan to donate $500,000 to United Way partner organizations across Wisconsin. “In recognition of our incredible associates – and to kick-off our annual giving campaign at Johnson Financial Group – we are giving $500,000 to support various organizations in the communities where they live and work,” said Jim Popp, […]

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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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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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Consumers Warned About Possible Health Insurance Enrollment Scams

MADISON – Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Mark Afable and Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Secretary-designee Randy Romanski are urging Wisconsin consumers to be wary of robocalls and suspicious sales calls ahead of the new enrollment period on Healthcare.gov. The Biden Administration recently reopened enrollment for potential new participants in health insurance programs covered […]