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Thanksgiving is upon us.  While we think of Thanksgiving as a day of Football, food comas and family, the first Thanksgiving was about generosity.  It was a day where Native Americans shared a massive feast with the Pilgrims, who were desperately trying to survive the winter.  In fact, in many Native American cultures the turkey is a symbol of abundance and generosity.

At United Way we believe in a community where everyone lives generously, and that generosity changes everything.  It changes lives.  Generosity feeds, and shelters.  It allows for healing and support.  It nurtures and...

A recent story from a recipient of Home Delivered Meals, a United Way program:

Just recently I received a call from one of our recipients who is the age of 95. She has been on the meal program for the last 2 years. She told me she was moving.  She went on to say that her family had taken her car away right before she started her meals with us.  She said, "I was in tough shape".  "Without your meals coming daily, I could not have stayed in my apartment as long as I have".  She continued, " I spent my whole life taking care of others, including my 8 children and husband, and at my age...

It is with gracious hearts, that our family has been selected as the 2017 Marshfield Area United Way Drive Chairs. We are excited to put forth our best efforts and continue in the footsteps of those before us. Although some uncertainty came with accepting this role, we are honored to help our community on this particular platform. Being residents of Marshfield only 9 short years, it's easy to see how huge the hearts are in this town. Our wish is to come together, even closer than we already are, and do more for our neighbors. Let's continue the legacy that has made Marshfield so great to...
Can you imagine being in 5th grade and living in a household where not receiving a Nutrition On Weekends (NOW) food pack makes you worried about what you will eat that weekend?   This year one of our schools has increased their enrollment from 24 last school year to over 60 this year.  Unfortunately, 60 is close to the capacity that our volunteer drivers are able deliver to a school.  So in order to assure there would be room to serve other children in need at this school, we combed through the enrollment forms to see if any of the kids at this elementary school had siblings in the Middle...