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In response to the ongoing needs created by the pandemic, United Way of Racine County (UWRC) has launched new opportunities for local nonprofits to request support and for community members to get involved. Through the UWRC COVID Relief project, local nonprofits can apply for funds, request single-use face masks and request supplies. Community members are invited to donate to the COVID Relief Fund, donate to the supply drive and volunteer to construct masks. 

These efforts are the second phase of pandemic response efforts led by United Way of Racine County. Learn more about the first phase, Community Cares

Apply for Funding

The United Way of Racine County (UWRC) COVID Relief Fund was established to meet the unexpected and immediate needs of our community related to the pandemic. In particular, the UWRC COVID Relief Fund will focus on the community’s areas of greatest need and inequities. 

For more information about funding priorities, non-allowable expenses, and application and reporting requirements, click the button below. 

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Request Supplies

If your nonprofit is in need of supplies to ensure safe, consistent service delivery during the pandemic, please contact MaryBeth Kallio with the following information: 

  • Organization name
  • Contact person name
  • Contact person email address
  • Contact person phone number
  • Specific items needed

Supply lists will be updated monthly and shared with community members interested in donating supplies. 

Request Masks

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As part of Season of Caring, we're mobilizing volunteers to make 28,000 single-use masks. To request a kit of 700 completed masks for your staff and/or clients, click the button below. 


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Donate to the COVID Relief Fund

To make a monetary donation to the United Way of Racine County COVID Relief Fund, click on the GIVE button and then select "Give by Credit Card" and check the COVID-19 box. 

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Donate Supplies

To donate, please reach out directly the organization requesting supplies. Always call before dropping off items. 

Knapp Elementary School
Contact: Zyaire Strowder, Community School Coordinator, zstrowder@unitedwayracine.org

  • Expo Dry Erase Markers /quantity: 100
  • Headphones / quantity: 300
  • Crayola Markers box of 10 / quantity: 250
  • Crayola Crayons box of 24 / quantity: 250
  • Erasers (1 or 2 count pack / quantity: 250
  • Glue sticks quantity: 200
  • Composition notebooks / quantity: 300
  • Notebooks (wide-ruled) / quantity: 300

Julian Thomas Elementary School
Contact: Leigh Ann Martinez, Community School Coordinator, lmartinez@unitedwayracine.org​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​All grade levels - 4K-5th grade

  • Glue sticks (any brand) / quantity: 150
  • 16 or 24 pack Crayola Crayons / quantity: 150
  • 8 pack Crayola Markers / quantity: 250
  • 2 Pocket folders (any brand or colors) / quantity: 300
  • Colored Pencils (Crayola) / quantity: 250
  • #2 Pencils (any brand) / quantity: 400
  • Student White Boards (9" x 12") / quantity: 200
  • Supply boxes (color & brand do not matter) / quantity:

 Grades K - 5th 

  • Black Dry-Erase Markers (broad-tip & fine-tip - any brand)/ quantity: 250
  • Wide-ruled notebooks (any brand) / quantity: 30
  • Wide-ruled filler paper (any brand) / quantity: 300
  • Square Post-It's (color & brand do not matter) / quantity: 300
  • Pencil sharpeners (any brand or color) / quantity: 300 
  • Flash cards (addition, subtraction, multiplication & division) / quantity: 300 

Make Masks

Thanks to a partnership with Rebel Converting, a manufacturing company in southeast Wisconsin, our goal is to assemble 28,000 masks to help keep our community safe during the pandemic. The estimated time commitment is 20-25 hours. 

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United Way of Racine County, in partnership with the City of Racine and Racine County, has compiled a list of various resources available for Racine County residents.

See the full list of resources