United Way of Marathon County Invests $1.6 Million into the Community
FOR THE WAUSAU TIMES
WAUSAU, Wisc. – In 2022, United Way of Marathon County established a bold goal to lift 10,000 community members into financial stability by 2033.
We are pleased to announce our investment of $1.6 million dollars into 25 community programs that focus on relieving the financial burden on households in the county starting in 2024 and continuing through 2025.
United Way identified the following four categories as crucial to relieving the financial burden on households; basic needs, childcare, employment and income and behavioral health – our current investments reflect those categories.
“We’re excited with the opportunity to work together in tackling the challenges of financial stability of our community. As an organization, we chose to strategically invest in programs that will address our community members who are struggling to make ends meet,” said Jeff Sargent United Way of Marathon County Executive Director.
“Too many people live on the edge of financial ruin and are one unplanned expense away from serious issues. As a community, we can all work together to make a positive impact across Marathon County,” he said.
United Way raises funds in a variety of ways to address community needs and has been doing so since 1930.
The community investment partners for 2024 and 2025 are listed below. United Way of Marathon County is investing in 25 programs among 18 non-profits.
Childcaring; Children’s Wisconsin; Catholic Charities; The Women’s Community; The Neighbors’ Place; Northcentral Community Action Program; Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area; Big Brothers, Big Sisters Northcentral Wisconsin; Bridge Street Mission; WATEA; The Salvation Army; Judicare; Spencer Kids Group; Bridge Community Health Clinic; Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes; Wausau Mobile Meals ; Marathon County School Based Consortium ; Faith in Action