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March 17, 2015
| 5 Ways to Celebrate #ReadingBlitzday
United Way’s #ReadingBlitzday connects people to easy Education-themed activities. Check out 5 ways you can join in on the fun! VOLUNTEER: Grab your co-workers and friends to read to students for 1 hour throughout Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County. DONATE: Host a children&rs...
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Feb. 10, 2015
| Good People, Doing Good Things, For Good Reasons
GOOD PEOPLE Membership in the Order of the Eastern Star is open to all Master Masons and their female relatives. Members of the Order are working men and women, stay at home moms, college students, retired couples; individuals from every walk of life. Members share a joy for life, possess spirit...
Posted by wiboots at 2:45 p.m. | Talkbacks
Jan. 15, 2015
| Martin Luther King's Legacy
January 19, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, provides occasion for reflection as well as recognition. We honor his personal courage as well as political impact as catalyst for the civil rights revolution. Initially, he was reluctant to lead beyond his local community, concerned as well as in...
Posted by aicyr at 7:47 a.m. | Talkbacks
Jan. 12, 2015
| Torture, Morality and War
Barbarism and the law collide in war. The law is vital for mitigating the most brutal aspects of collective killing. Today, both dimensions are present in the intense politicized debate in Washington about CIA torture of terror suspects. The Senate Intelligence Committee report released December ...
Posted by aicyr at 2:12 a.m. | Talkbacks
Jan. 7, 2015
| Overflow Shelters Save Lives
Each year when temperatures drop in Milwaukee, the issue of homelessness gets brought to the forefront.During extreme weather, the urgency for safe sleeping places become elevated, making overflow shelters critical to our community. Those without homes have to not only figure out where to eat...
Posted by LiveUnited at 10:27 a.m. | Talkbacks
Dec. 16, 2014
| Surprise Sweepstakes Winners!
This year United Way had a little fun notifying the winners of our 2014 Campaign Give & Win Sweepstakes by surprising them at work! Check out the video!
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Dec. 9, 2014
| United Way's Merge
hese are exciting times for all of us here at United Way. United Way of Greater Milwaukee and United Way in Waukesha County have merged to form United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County. This has been an incredibly thorough and thoughtful process, and we are excited to be moving fo...
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Dec. 2, 2014
| Raising Spirits with Fewer Trimmings
During the holidays last year, Americans spent an average of $730 on gifts, food, decorations, and more. For thousands in our region living paycheck to paycheck, these expenses can be overwhelming and sometimes out of reach. By working together, however, we can help make the season brighter f...
Posted by LiveUnited at 1:56 p.m. | Talkbacks
Nov. 21, 2014
| What's left?
With the victory of Scott Walker and the Republican Party in Wisconsin this past election day – they increased their majorities in both the Assembly and Senate – the Milwaukee Public Schools have joined the “endangered species list” of public school districts in the United...
Posted by fonscx at 11:57 a.m. | Talkbacks
Nov. 20, 2014
| My Little NICU Blessing: The Importance of Prematurity Awareness Month
Almost 8 years ago, I gave birth to a beautiful boy. I was prepared, healthy and ready to go—but things didn’t go as planned. Although I carried him to full term, there were some complications at delivery, resulting in a 3 day stay in the NICU. Today, my boy is t...
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