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United Way

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United Way believes in making our four-county community stronger. By working together on critical issues, we can move forward together to ensure everyone has a safe place to live, work, and play.

We know that our community’s issues are broad and vast; they’re an enormous challenge for one single nonprofit to address. We also know many of these issues are interrelated–issues like health concerns, educational road blocks, and financial struggles. United Way elevates these issues and calls everyone in our four-county region to action.

United Way convenes resources, volunteers, experts, and other service providers for short-term relief and long-term success.

We are an independently-governed 501(c)3 nonprofit organization connected to a network of more than 1,400 local United Ways through United Way Worldwide. Of every dollar raised, 90¢ is invested into community problem solving. Since our start in 1909, we have invested over $1 billion to solve our community’s most serious problems. We impact people in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha Counties.

Eras and United Way

The 2015 merger of United way of Greater Milwaukee and United Way in Waukesha County created new opportunities for Eras Senior Network to increase the reach of our mission:

AmeriCorps
An AmeriCorps Member was assigned by United Way to work alongside Eras Program Coordinator in the Menomonee Falls School District to assist with volunteer recruitment and program expansion.

Holiday Giving Boxes
Through the work of the United Way’s Volunteer Division, 140 boxes of self-sufficiency items were coordinated by 2 companies and distributed to isolated, low-income seniors and adults with disabilities as part of the Eras Holiday Giving Project in December.

Speakers Bureau
Eras Community Liaison and other staff and volunteers gave a total of 28 presentations during the United Way campaign season.

Retiree Advisory Committee
Eras Associate Director serves on the Retiree Advisory Committee, helping to engage newly retired individuals in volunteer service throughout the region.

Campaign Volunteer Solicitor
Eras Executive Director served as a Volunteer Solicitor during the 2015 campaign, calling on business accounts to assist with donations that support
services in both counties.

Seasons of Caring
A variety of volunteer opportunities geared towards corporate groups were offered including fall yard cleanup and assembly of holiday giving donations.