Marshfield Area United Way





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Board Members

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wood County

Overview:  Since 1967, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wood County has been matching caring, responsible volunteers with children ages 6-14 primarily from single-parent homes and encouraging the relationships to grow. Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) programs are designed to fill the need of a positive role model during a child's developmental years.

Generally a boy, or "Little", is placed with a male Volunteer, or "Big", and a girl is placed with a female Volunteer. However, matches consisting of a Big Sister and Little Brother are not uncommon and may be considered based upon the circumstances and needs of a child. Also, a child may be placed with a Big Couple which provides both role models. Couple matches provide the child with the added benefit of the opportunity to observe a positive marital relationship.

The volunteers involve themselves in the lives of their Little Brother or Sister by taking an interest in what they are doing and by serving as a positive role model and confidant.

"Bigs" help bolster the child's self-confidence by offering emotional support and encouragement during times of uncertainty.

Need:  Our staff and board of directors welcomes everyone with a sincere desire to positively affect the lives of children.  However, our immediate need is Treasurer.

Contact:  Submit interest to Executive Director Lisa Larson @ 715-387-6198 or Board President Dennis Wibben @ 715-389-1751.

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Child Care Resource and Referral of Central Wisconsin, Inc.

Child Care Resource and Referral of Central Wisconsin, Inc. (CCR&RCW) is guided by its vision for all Central Wisconsin children to benefit from the best child care possible. CCR&RCW strives to become the key resource of comprehensive services to enhance quality child care.

Overview: CCR&RCW serves families by referring to regulated providers, providing materials on how to select care and counseling on quality child care choices. Child care programs are supported by offering continuing education, newsletters and technical assistance. Lastly, employers and the community are served by building the supply of child care, developing community awareness and generating statistical data. 

Need: CCR&RCW is currently accepting nominations for open Board of Director seats in the Marshfield Area! Do you have an interest or passion in helping to serve children, families and child care programs?

Board members govern, advise and support CCR&RCW staff in promoting quality child care. We're looking for people who have an interest in children and families. Volunteer board members are asked to attend bi-monthly meetings and support the mission of the agency.

Contact: Kelly Borchardt, Executive Director, 715-423-4114 or 1-800-628-8534,

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Hannah Center

Mission: Help women in distress due to a crisis pregnancy.  We welcome women in need without judgment or prejudice; we will seek to meet their emotional, social, physical, and spiritual needs, so they can give birth to their child and reach their full potential. 

Overview: The Hannah Center was established as a boarding facility to enable refuge for a broad spectrum of ages and backgrounds, and is a large, comfortable home where women live in a safe and loving environment.  

Need: Everyone welcome, but we have a special need for members with passion and talent for fund-raising

Contact: Submit a resume or letter to Laurie Smedegard, 387-2281

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Pathway Partners Mentoring Program

Mission: Pathway Partners mission is “to expose high school students to nurturing relationships with caring adults and to the diversity of opportunities and experiences in our community.  We feel that these experiences will enhance student’s life skills and enable them to make successful transitions to post high school education and employment.” 

Overview: Pathway Partner’s Mentoring Program- Pathway Partner’s goal is to develop relationships between high school students and caring adults while experiencing career exploration and volunteer opportunities in school and community.

Need: We have a need for 3 board members beginning in the 2010-2011 school year.  In congruent with those openings we hope to find new members who would consider joining or leading a sub-committee those openings include Sustainability-Chair and Committee Members for Recruitment/ Match, Nomination & Personnel/Policy and Sustainability.  This is a very active board meeting once per month with summers off.  We plan and participate in several fundraising ventures throughout the school year. 

Contact: Please contact Leah Boon 387-8464 ext. 4335

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Personal Development Center, Inc.

Mission:  Our mission is to assist those in distress by identifying options and resources, promoting safety, building hope, and strengthening individuals, families, and our community through case management, advocacy and education.

Overview: PDC was founded in 1972 and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1977.  During that time, the agency has expanded from a grass-roots effort to promote safety and empowerment for women, to a network of programs and services that provide education, advocacy and support to all victims of domestic violence as well as their children. 

Need: We are looking for individuals to serve on our Board of Directors. We have a special need for those who have skills in Finance, Fundraising/Fund Development and Marketing/PR.

Current meeting times are the 3rd Tuesday of each month from noon to one.

Contact: Renee Schulz-Stangl, Executive Director – 715-384-2971  or

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Soup Or Socks

Mission:  To provide food and/or clothing to those in need in the greater Marshfield Area.

Overview:  Soup or Socks a food pantry and clothes closet in Marshfield, established in 1992 to provide help to those in need.  The food pantry is open Monday - Friday and operates by referral only--accepted from North Central Community Action Program. 

The clothes closet is open Tuesday and Thursday and accepts referrals from a variety of locations. 

Need: We have openings on our board, as well the vice-president position open.  Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at Zion United Methodist Church at 4-5 p.m.  Meets Jan-May and Aug to Nov. 

Description available for those who are interested. 

Contact: Cheryl Hartl at 387-1796 or


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Committee Members

Companion Day Services, Inc.  - Adult Day Care

Mission:  To support families by providing quality adult care in a homelike environment, recognizing individuality and promoting social-emotional, mental and physical wellness.

Overview: Companion Day Services, Inc, founded in 2007, is a Social Adult Day Service program designed to meet the needs of:  Adults who are recovering from a recent illness, injury or surgery.   Frail or socially isolated adults living at home, alone or with a caregiver.      Adults experiencing a decrease in physical, mental or social functioning. (including those suffering memory loss and who are developmentally disabled).    Caregivers in need of respite from their caretaking responsibilities.

Need:  Individuals with creativity and passion for fund-raising. The fundraising committee assists CDS to raise funds to maintain and/or improve current and future services.

Contact:  Sara L. Riedel, Director, 


Marshfield Area Community Foundation

Mission: "Connect people who care with the causes that matter.”  

Overview: Marshfield Area Community Foundation (MACF) was established in 1998 as an umbrella organization for non-profits to improve the quality of life in Marshfield and the surrounding area.  MACF is a non-profit organization governed by a board of directors.  The organization is supported by committees (Executive, Finance and Budget, Public Relations, Women’s Giving Circle, Development, Community Grants and Scholarships) that share in the work of MACF.   We are supported by contributions from individuals and businesses that recognize the good work we do in the community.

Need: We are especially in need of committee members with a passion and talent in public relations.

Contact: Amber Kiggens-Leifheit at 384-9029 or

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Marshfield Area United Way

Mission:  To improve our community’s capacity to care for one another.

Overview: Marshfield Area United Way, founded in 1946, 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 to solve problems.

Need:  Members with a special talent or passion for fund-raising. The Campaign Committee is responsible for recommending the campaign goal, set the campaign strategy, run the annual fundraising campaign, and, set criteria for awards and recognition.   Committee meets August – December on the second Tuesday of the month.

Need:  One member with extensive financial expertise and experience to join the Finance Committee.  Finance provides the Board of Directors with recommendations regarding the financial operations. Duties include but are not limited to: Monitor and audit the operating budget, review and recommend investment strategies, develop annual budget, determine write-offs for prior year campaigns, review funding applications submitted by organizations for funding.

Contact:  Paula Jero, or 384-9992


Soup Or Socks

Mission:  To provide food and/or clothing to those in need in the greater Marshfield Area.

Overview:  Soup or Socks a food pantry and clothes closet in Marshfield, established in 1992 to provide help to those in need.  The food pantry is open Monday - Friday and operates by referral only--accepted from North Central Community Action Program. 

The clothes closet is open Tuesday and Thursday and accepts referrals from a variety of locations. 

Need: We are looking for members to help us create awareness and help us develop a signature event to raise funds.

Contact: Cheryl Hartl 387-1796 or


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