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“Why do you need help?”   “Get a job.”   “Only failures need charity.”   "I had to work, so should you."   It’s easy to pass judgment on people who can’t afford one or more of the basics of life: housing, food, health care, child care, transportation. People scroll through social media every day, declaring in the comments section that the plights of those in need are a direct result of their...
FOND DU LAC - The Fond du Lac Area United Way announced that residents of Fond du Lac County have saved over $513,000 on their prescription medications, due to its partnership with FamilyWize, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. Through this partnership, the United Way has helped promote the free, easy to use FamilyWize...
FOND DU LAC - In partnership with Fond du Lac County Emergency Management, the Fond du Lac Area United Way will be conducting a Disaster Volunteer Reception Center, or VRC, Training and Exercise from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 30, at the American Legion Hall, located at 500 Fond du Lac Ave., in Fond du Lac. There is no cost to attend the training and lunch and training materials will be provided...
When I received an invitation to support the United Way as honorary campaign chairman, my company had just completed its first year as a corporate Pacesetter. It was a great opportunity for Society Insurance to give back to the community we’ve proudly called home for nearly 100 years. In September, we joined with fellow Pacesetter Fox Valley Savings Bank to kick off the 2016 annual campaign. It’...
FOND DU LAC - The Brunswick Public Foundation has awarded grants to multiple charitable organizations including three United Way chapters where Mercury Marine employees work and live.   Recipients of the grant include the United Way chapters of Fond du Lac and Oshkosh and Stillwater, Oklahoma. In addition, all three chapters receive annual contributions from Mercury employee programs. The value...
  FOND DU LAC –  Acts of kindness, no matter how small, do not go unnoticed.   Beatrice Blackhall of North Fond du Lac is 90 years old and wishes she could still do the things she used to. She’s had to give up driving, and although she has two daughters who help her with grocery shopping and other tasks, she doesn’t like to have to depend on others.   But when she heard about Fond du Lac Area...