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United Way is focused on creating long lasting change in our community. To do this, we are focusing on the building blocks of a good life: education, income and health.
We work with a diverse group of partners, companies and individuals from all walks of life to identify needs, create a strategic response and work towards solutions.
View Marshfield area community needs and focus areas.
Read below how we’re creating opportunities for a better life for everyone and how you can help:
Fill a Backpack-Fulfill a Need: Community school supply collection held in August. In 2012 United Way distributed more than 735 backpacks to students receiving free and reduced lunch in the Marshfield area, including Auburndale, Granton, Loyal, Neillsville, Spencer and Stratford. Learn more: Donate or Request Supplies.
FamilyWize: Prescription drug discount card distributed free of charge by the FamilyWize partnership to reduce cost of medication. In May 2012, residents have saved over $189,000 with FamilyWize. Learn more or Print the card.
Free Tax Preparation: A partnership with The City of Marshfield: Parks & Recreation, AARP and United Way. Free tax preparation for residents earning less than $58,000. Learn more.
Money Smart week Held April 20-27, each day a new tip will be published to help residents manage their current finances, grow their assets, build a savings, shop smart and save on home energy costs. Read 2013 Money Smart Tips
Target Christmas Tree program: Target stores annually donate display trees to United Way to distribute each year to families and organizations in need to brighten their holiday season.
NALC Food Drive: Annual food drive held first weekend of May in partnership with the National Association of Letter Carriers and the Marshfield Post Office. Read more and volunteer.
Plant a Row: A effort started in to keep our area food pantries stocked throughout the summer months when shelves typically go bare. United Way is asking residents to plant an extra row of vegetables when they plant their gardens this spring and donate these vegetables to community food pantries. Get Involved.