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Digital Resources

2021 Videos

Campaign Video

Respond

Recover

Reimagine

Rebuild

2020 Videos

Kickoff Livestream Recording with Ali Haigh and Lisa Just

2020 Campaign Video

Sample Social Media Posts

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2-1-1

[ID: Graphic with the 2-1-1 logo showing an employee at a desk. A quote from Bob Waite says, “When something happens [in the community] we feel that vibration.”]

Racine County residents who dial 2-1-1 will be connected to live-saving resources. From shelters to food pantries and everything in between, IMPACT, Inc. is here to help.

Support IMPACT 2-1-1 by donating to the United Way of Racine County campaign: UnitedWayRacine.org/give

[ID: Graphic with the 2-1-1 logo showing an employee at a desk. A quote from Bob Waite says, “When something happens [in the community] we feel that vibration.”]

 

Community Cares

[ID: Graphic with the John XXIII Educational Center and United Way of Racine County logos on a photo of John XXIII Middle School Coordinator Geraldine Bodi presenting a lesson over Zoom. A quote from Brother Mike Kadow says, “Without United Way’s regular and emergency funding during the pandemic, we could not have maintained the staff to assist Racine’s students, families and schools.” /ID]

Facebook copy:

While our partners are mighty, COVID-19 has pushed us all in terms of the speed and breadth of response required. With the @RacineCommunityFoundation and our donors, we supported @john23educenter and 30 other organizations in maintaining staffing, obtaining emergency cleaning and supplies, providing clients emotional support and supply boxes, digitalizing services and more. 

[ID: Graphic with the John XXIII Educational Center and United Way of Racine County logos on a photo of John XXIII Middle School Coordinator Geraldine Bodi presenting a lesson over Zoom. A quote from Brother Mike Kadow says, “Without United Way’s regular and emergency funding during the pandemic, we could not have maintained the staff to assist Racine’s students, families and schools.” /ID]

Twitter copy:

With the Racine Community Foundation and our donors, we supported John XXIII Educational Center and 30 other orgs’ staffing, emergency cleaning and supplies, emotional support and supply boxes for clients, digital transitions and more. #RacineStrong

LinkedIn copy:

While our partners are mighty, COVID-19 has pushed us all in terms of the speed and breadth of response required. With the @racine-community-foundation and our donors, we supported John XXIII Educational Center and 30 other organizations in maintaining staffing, obtaining emergency cleaning and supplies, providing clients emotional support and supply boxes, digitalizing services and more. 

[ID: Graphic with the John XXIII Educational Center and United Way of Racine County logos on a photo of John XXIII Middle School Coordinator Geraldine Bodi presenting a lesson over Zoom. A quote from Brother Mike Kadow says, “Without United Way’s regular and emergency funding during the pandemic, we could not have maintained the staff to assist Racine’s students, families and schools.” /ID]

Instagram copy:

While our partners are mighty, COVID-19 has pushed us all in terms of the speed and breadth of response required. With the Racine Community Foundation and our donors, we supported John XXIII Educational Center and 30 other organizations in maintaining staffing, obtaining emergency cleaning and supplies, providing clients emotional support and supply boxes, digitalizing services and more. 

[ID: Graphic with the John XXIII Educational Center and United Way of Racine County logos on a photo of John XXIII Middle School Coordinator Geraldine Bodi presenting a lesson over Zoom. A quote from Brother Mike Kadow says, “Without United Way’s regular and emergency funding during the pandemic, we could not have maintained the staff to assist Racine’s students, families and schools.” /ID] 

#RacineStrong #SurvivingCovid #Covid19 #LiveUnited #GoingVirtual 

 

FamilyWize

[ID: Graphic with the FamilyWize logo showing prescription medications and a FamilyWize flyer. A quote from a FamilyWize card holder says, “It would have been close to $500 without it. That's a difference between buying groceries or getting medication.”]

FamilyWize card holders can save nearly 40 percent on their prescription medications.

Download your card today: UnitedWayRacine.org/FW

And don't forget to support initiatives like FamilyWize by donating to United Way of Racine County's annual campaign: UnitedWayRacine.org/give

[ID: Graphic with the FamilyWize logo showing prescription medications and a FamilyWize flyer. A quote from a FamilyWize card holder says, “It would have been close to $500 without it. That's a difference between buying groceries or getting medication.”]

 

Imagination Library

[ID: Graphic with the United Way logo showing a photo of a 4-year-old named Olivia hugging a book. A book bag labeled “born to read” rests beside her on the staircase on which she sits. A quote from Olivia says, “When I get books in the mail, it makes me feel happy. I actually really like it.” /ID]

Facebook/LinkedIn copy:

Did you know that having at least 20 books in the home is a major determinant of a child’s future graduation from high school? Imagination Library has helped create home libraries for 10,290 kids throughout Racine County and has sent them more than 254,782 books. UnitedWayRacine.org/IL

[ID: Graphic with the United Way logo showing a photo of a 4-year-old named Olivia hugging a book. A book bag labeled “born to read” rests beside her on the staircase on which she sits. A quote from Olivia says, “When I get books in the mail, it makes me feel happy. I actually really like it.” /ID]

Twitter copy:

Did you know that having at least 20 books in the home is a major determinant of a child’s future graduation from high school? UnitedWayRacine.org/IL #FreeBooks #LoveToRead 

Instagram copy:

Did you know that having at least 20 books in the home is a major determinant of a child’s future graduation from high school? Imagination Library has helped create home libraries for 10,290 kids throughout Racine County and has sent them more than 254,782 books. UnitedWayRacine.org/IL

[ID: Graphic with the United Way logo showing a photo of a 4-year-old named Olivia hugging a book. A book bag labeled “born to read” rests beside her on the staircase on which she sits. A quote from Olivia says, “When I get books in the mail, it makes me feel happy. I actually really like it.” /ID]

#FreeBooks #LoveToRead #LiveUnited #RacineStrong #Reading #ImaginationLibrary

 

Schools of Hope

[ID: Graphic with the Schools of Hope logo showing a reading tutor working with a student. A quote from the student says, “Reading is important because you get to learn more about things and your mind grows.” /ID]

Through third grade, students are learning to read. After third grade, they are reading to learn. United Way of Racine County's Schools of Hope initiative helps students reach their potential with reading so they can continue to learn and grow.

Support students as they learn to read by donating to our annual campaign at: UnitedWayRacine.org/give

[ID: Graphic with the Schools of Hope logo showing a reading tutor working with a student. A quote from the student says, “Reading is important because you get to learn more about things and your mind grows.” /ID]

 

VITA - 1

[ID: Graphic with the VITA logo showing a man working on taxes. A quote from Robert Ramczyk says, “We provide a great service! Let us help you with your tax needs.”]

 

United Way of Racine County's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) initiative provides free preparation and electronic filing of tax returns. In 2019 alone, VITA brought back over $1 million dollars to the Racine community - money that could help support families with groceries, home repairs and many other expenses.

Support VITA through our annual campaign at: UnitedWayRacine.org/give

[ID: Graphic with the VITA logo showing a man working on taxes. A quote from Robert Ramczyk says, “We provide a great service! Let us help you with your tax needs.”]

 

VITA - 02

[ID: Graphic with the VITA and United Way of Racine County logos above a photo of two J.I. Case High School students volunteering with VITA. They sit across from a taxpayer they’re assisting, smiling as they work on the client’s taxes. A quote from student Kyle Waiss says, “Joining the VITA team here at Case was one of the best decisions I have made so far in my high school career.” /ID]

Facebook copy:

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at Academies of Racine - Case provides accounting pathway students hands-on experience while providing a valuable service to Racine County taxpayers—for free. The students are huge fans of the experience.  

“For some taxpayers, I have impacted their year greatly,” says Kyle, “but they have impacted me even more.” UnitedWayRacine.org/VITA @RacineUnified 

[ID: Graphic with the VITA and United Way of Racine County logos above a photo of two J.I. Case High School students volunteering with VITA. They sit across from a taxpayer they’re assisting, smiling as they work on the client’s taxes. A quote from student Kyle Waiss says, “Joining the VITA team here at Case was one of the best decisions I have made so far in my high school career.” /ID] 

Twitter copy:

VITA offers free tax prep, hands-on volunteer experience, & priceless impact. Kyle, a VITA volunteer and Case High School student, shares, “For some taxpayers, I have impacted their year greatly, but they have impacted me even more.” UnitedWayRacine.org/VITA @racineunified

LinkedIn copy:

VITA doesn’t just provide free tax returns—it also gives high school accounting students like Kyle Waiss a hand-on opportunity to gain experience in their future careers. 

“For some taxpayers, I have impacted their year greatly, but they have impacted me even more,” shares Kyle. “The VITA program is an amazing opportunity, both for the students of @Racine Unified School District and for the whole community.” 

#Volunteerism #LiveUnited

Instagram copy:

Many of VITA’s volunteers are high school students who’ve chosen a path in accounting, and they love the experience they get from volunteering. “I enjoy the huge smiles on the faces of those I help when they see the amount of money in their returns,” shares one such student, Kyle. “For some taxpayers, I have impacted their year greatly, but they have impacted me even more.” #Volunteerism #LiveUnited @racineunified

[ID: Graphic with the VITA and United Way of Racine County logos above a photo of two J.I. Case High School students volunteering with VITA. They sit across from a taxpayer they’re assisting, smiling as they work on the client’s taxes. A quote from student Kyle Waiss says, “Joining the VITA team here at Case was one of the best decisions I have made so far in my high school career.” /ID]

 

Burlington Transitional Living Center and Racine County Food Bank

[ID: The Racine County Food Bank and United Way of Racine County logos on a graphic of a pyramid of food cans, with a woman sorting food in the background. A quote from Dan Taivalkoski says, “Our affiliate pantries, homeless shelters and community meal programs provide 2,000 meals to Racine County residents each and every day.” /ID]

[ID: A photo of two hands pressed together on opposite sides of a window. A quote from Cristin Chaffee says, “She wanted her sons to be proud of her and what she did. She has now been clean for three years.” /ID]

Facebook copy (both images): 

After overdosing, a pregnant, single woman moved into Burlington Transitional Living Center. She knew she needed to rebuild her health before she would be prepared for motherhood, so she placed her baby up for adoption. She has now been clean for three years and has rebuilt a relationship with her family. 

This is just one of the lives transformed by impact partners like @Burlington Transitional Living Center and @racinecountyfoodbank, which keep our community fed and off the streets.

[ID 1: A photo of two hands pressed together on opposite sides of a window. A quote from Cristin Chaffee says, “She wanted her sons to be proud of her and what she did. She has now been clean for three years.” 

ID 2: The Racine County Food Bank and United Way of Racine County logos on a graphic of a pyramid of food cans, with a woman sorting food in the background. A quote from Dan Taivalkoski says, “Our affiliate pantries, homeless shelters and community meal programs provide 2,000 meals to Racine County residents each and every day.” /ID]

Twitter copy (TLC image):

Racine has the highest concentration of homelessness in southeastern Wisconsin. With partners like Burlington Transitional Living Center, we’re keeping our community off the streets and moving towards their long-term health, education and financial stability goals. #LiveUnited #Homelessness 

LinkedIn copy (Food Bank image):

In Racine County, 37% of households are unable to meet their basic needs. That’s where partners like the Racine County Food Bank come in. While we work long term on our community’s financial stability, we also fund programs that ensure local households don’t have to worry where their next meal will come from. 

[ID: The Racine County Food Bank and United Way of Racine County logos on a graphic of a pyramid of food cans, with a woman sorting food in the background. A quote from Dan Taivalkoski says, “Our affiliate pantries, homeless shelters and community meal programs provide 2,000 meals to Racine County residents each and every day.” /ID]

Instagram copy (TLC image):

After overdosing, a pregnant, single woman moved into Burlington Transitional Living Center. She knew she needed to rebuild her health before she would be prepared for motherhood, so she placed her baby up for adoption. She has now been clean for three years and has rebuilt a relationship with her family. 

Burlington Transitional Living Center is just one of the essential services United Way of Racine County funds. Together, we remove the barriers that would otherwise derail lives, improving our community’s long term health, education and financial stability.

[ID: A photo of two hands pressed together on opposite sides of a window. A quote from Cristin Chaffee says, “She wanted her sons to be proud of her and what she did. She has now been clean for three years.” /ID]

#LiveUnited #Homelessness #COVID19 #InspirationalStory #DailyInspiration #BurlingtonTransitionalLivingCenter

 

Catholic Charities

[ID: Graphic with the Catholic Charities logo showing a woman, Community Outreach Case Manager Laura Martinez from Catholic Charities, reading out of a folder with a podium from Catholic Charities next to her. A quote from Laura Martinez says, “These are your neighbors, your child's friends at school.”]

Advancing Family Assets, a Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Inc. initiative and UWRC-funded program, provides bilingual services to help individuals and families achieve their goals. Help your neighbors and friends by supporting United Way of Racine County’s annual campaign: UnitedWayRacine.org/give

[ID: Graphic with the Catholic Charities logo showing a woman, Community Outreach Case Manager Laura Martinez from Catholic Charities, reading out of a folder with a podium from Catholic Charities next to her. A quote from Laura Martinez says, “These are your neighbors, your child's friends at school.”]

 

Chairman's Club

 

[ID: Blue, yellow and black graphic with the United Way of Racine County logo. Text says, "Chairman's Club. 'Many of our chairman's club companies have been supporting us for 98 years - since United Way of Racine County first came into existence.' - Alberto Huerta, UWRC senior director of IR." The list of Chairman's Club companies is Andis Company, CNH Industrial, Educators Credit Union, IDEAL Industries, InSinkErator, Johnson Financial Group, Johnson Outdoors, Inc., Modine Manufacturing Company, Racine Unified School District, SC Johnson, Twin Disc, Inc., and We Energies. /ID]

 

 

Facebook copy:

Our chairman's club companies — those that donate $50,000 or more annually — provide more than $1 million annually in corporate gifts alone. Thank you for all you do to build an educated workforce in Racine County! UnitedWayRacine.org/Chairmans-Club

Twitter copy:

Our chairman's club companies — those that donate $50,000 or more annually — are a HUGE part of the reason we're able to serve 30,000 community members every year. Thank you for all you do to support our community! UnitedWayRacine.org/Chairmans-Club

​​​​​​​LinkedIn copy:

Did you know that United Way of Racine County is among the top 10% of United Ways for per capita giving? This is largely because of the enthusiastic support of our chairman's club companies, each of which donates at least $50,000 annually. Thank you! UnitedWayRacine.org/Chairmans-Club

Instagram copy:

Our chairman's club companies — those that donate $50,000 or more annually — provide more than $1 million annually in corporate gifts alone. Together, their combined years of giving total more than 500. Thank you for all you do to build an educated workforce in Racine County!

[ID: Blue, yellow and black graphic with the United Way of Racine County logo. Text says, "Chairman's Club. 'Many of our chairman's club companies have been supporting us for 98 years - since United Way of Racine County first came into existence.' - Alberto Huerta, UWRC senior director of IR." The list of Chairman's Club companies is Andis Company, CNH Industrial, Educators Credit Union, IDEAL Industries, InSinkErator, Johnson Financial Group, Johnson Outdoors, Inc., Modine Manufacturing Company, Racine Unified School District, SC Johnson, Twin Disc, Inc., and We Energies. /ID]

 

David Insurance

[ID: Graphic with the David Insurance and United Way of Racine County logos showing on a group of people from David Insurance holding a sign with a large “W” and posing for the camera. A quote from Chris Antonneau says, “It gives staff a feeling of pride to know they are part of a team that cares about our community! Live United is more than a slogan; it is a way of life.” /ID]

Facebook copy:

United Way is more than just an organization. It’s a partnership of businesses, agencies and community champions, all united in support of our community. @davidinsurance is one of the incredible supporters in this network that strengthens our community year after year. Thank you, David Insurance, and congrats on 70 years!

[ID: Graphic with the David Insurance and United Way of Racine County logos showing on a group of people from David Insurance holding a sign with a large “W” and posing for the camera. A quote from Chris Antonneau says, “It gives staff a feeling of pride to know they are part of a team that cares about our community! Live United is more than a slogan; it is a way of life.” /ID]

Twitter copy:

We’re proud to have David Insurance Agency on our team! Passionate volunteers and donors from agencies like David Insurance are the driving force that allow United Way to continue to improve life for all who live and work in Racine County. #LiveUnited #DavidInsuranceAgency

LinkedIn copy:

United Way wouldn’t be what it is without the support of hundreds of businesses throughout the community. @David Insurance Agency is one of these incredible partners—a business full of enthusiastic philanthropists and volunteers who have supported us year after year. Thank you, David Insurance, and congrats on 70 years!

Instagram copy:

Shoutout to one of our incredible partners, David Insurance Agency! United Way’s work depends on the support of volunteers and donors from hundreds of community businesses like David Insurance. Thank you for your leadership and all you do for our community!

#LiveUnited #DavidInsuranceAgency

[ID: Graphic with the David Insurance and United Way of Racine County logos showing on a group of people from David Insurance holding a sign with a large “W” and posing for the camera. A quote from Chris Antonneau says, “It gives staff a feeling of pride to know they are part of a team that cares about our community! Live United is more than a slogan; it is a way of life.” /ID]

 

Festival Foods​​​​​​​

[ID: The United Way of Racine County and Festival Foods logos on a graphic that says, “’There’s a feeling of pride to see the money we raised, together with all the money raised by other organizations, truly does make a difference in our community.’ – Jon Allred, Festival Foods.” Below the quote is a photo of Festival Food’s 2017 campaign activity: Several Festival employees wear blue “Live United” shirts with protective plastic sheets over them, preparing to take pies to the face for the good of the community./ID]

Facebook copy:​​​​​​​

@festfoods has partnered with us for 30 years, and their effort to support our work goes deep. Over the years, they’ve consistently educated new employees about our mission and raised money with dedication and creativity—such as in 2017, when staff members pictured here took a pie to the face for a United Way fundraiser. Thank you, Festival Foods, for all you’ve done to support our community! 

Join Festival Foods in their support for United Way: UnitedWayRacine.org/Give

Twitter copy:

@festfoods has a long history of supporting our work. For 30 years, it has shared our impact with staff and raised money to support our community—such as when staff members pictured here took a pie to the face for UWRC. Join them in supporting us: UnitedWayRacine.org/Give

LinkedIn copy:

United Way of Racine County has been in our community for nearly 100 years, and we have a rich history of partnerships with other local companies. @Festival Foods is one of these longstanding relationships—we’ve been partners for 30 years, and they consistently find new ways to educate employees about our mission and creatively raise money for our community. The photo is just one example, in which employees prepare to take a pie to the face for a United Way fundraiser a couple years back. Thank you, Festival, for helping us build an educated workforce!

Join Festival Foods in supporting us: UnitedWayRacine.org/Give

#Philanthropy #CorporateGiving #CharitableCompanies #LiveUnited 

Instagram copy:

@festfoods is a longstanding United Way partner—we’ve been working together for 30 years. In this time, they’ve demonstrated their commitment to building an educated workforce time and time again. They educate new staff on United Way’s work, find ways to connect its work with their personal values, and fundraise in creative, effective ways year after year. The photo is just one example, in which employees prepare to take a pie to the face for a United Way fundraiser a couple years back. Thank you for your support—we’re proud to have you as a partner.

Join Festival Foods in supporting us by visiting our website (link in the bio). 

[ID: The United Way of Racine County and Festival Foods logos on a graphic that says, “’There’s a feeling of pride to see the money we raised, together with all the money raised by other organizations, truly does make a difference in our community.’ – Jon Allred, Festival Foods.” Below the quote is a photo of Festival Food’s 2017 campaign activity: Several Festival employees wear blue “Live United” shirts with protective plastic sheets over them, preparing to take pies to the face for the good of the community./ID] 

 

 

Focus on Community

[ID: Three people march a “Focus on Community” banner through a parade. A quote from Aja Molitor says, “If it wasn’t for LifeSkills giving him the tools to be more self-confident, he wouldn’t have asked his classmate to be his partner.”]

Facebook copy:

A Knapp Elementary student shared that he was bullied, had no friends, and did not feel like he was smart enough to go to school. After four weeks in LifeSkills, he told the facilitator, “I don’t need your help today, miss. I made a new friend, and we are going to work together.” If it wasn’t for LifeSkills giving him the tools to be more self-confident, he wouldn’t have asked his classmate to be his partner.

@drugfreeracine, a United Way impact partner, mitigates crises and supports sound decisions with programs like LifeSkills, Families and Schools Together (FAST) and Substance Abuse Prevention.

[ID: Three people march a “Focus on Community” banner through a parade.]

Twitter copy:

The stressors of a pandemic and recession make substance use harder to avoid. Our impact partner, Focus on Community, reduces risky behavior with programs like LifeSkills. #LiveUnited #FocusOnCommunity

LinkedIn copy:

Every $1 dedicated to prevention of drug and alcohol use saves up to $20 from potential emergency room care, productivity loss, incarceration and more. United Way partner @focus-on-community works hard to prevent this from happening, teaching youth and families important life skills to reduce risky behaviors. 

[ID: Three people march a “Focus on Community” banner through a parade. A quote from Aja Molitor says, “If it wasn’t for LifeSkills giving him the tools to be more self-confident, he wouldn’t have asked his classmate to be his partner.”]

Instagram copy:

A Knapp Elementary student shared that he was bullied, had no friends, and did not feel like he was smart enough to go to school. After four weeks in LifeSkills, he told the facilitator, “I don’t need your help today, miss. I made a new friend, and we are going to work together.” If it wasn’t for LifeSkills giving him the tools to be more self-confident, he wouldn’t have asked his classmate to be his partner.

@drugfreeracine, a United Way impact partner, mitigates crises and supports sound decisions with programs like LifeSkills, Families and Schools Together (FAST) and Substance Abuse Prevention.

[ID: Three people march a “Focus on Community” banner through a parade. A quote from Aja Molitor says, “If it wasn’t for LifeSkills giving him the tools to be more self-confident, he wouldn’t have asked his classmate to be his partner.”]

#LiveUnited #SubstanceAbusePrevention #CrisisSupport #COVID19 #FocusOnCommunity #InspirationalStories #DailyInspiration

 

John XXIII Educational Center

[ID: Graphic with the United Way and John XXIII logos showing students and teachers working at tables together. A quote from Brother Mike Kadow says, “She continued her education at St. Mary’s University to obtain her master’s degree and eventually became the associate director of its First Generation Initiative.” /ID]

 

Facebook copy:

Our partner, @john23educenter, supports high school students in graduating high school, pursuing higher education, and positively contributing to society. The results have been life changing. 

One John XXIII student became a first-generation college graduate, thanks to a full scholarship from the First Generation Initiative at St. Mary’s University. She continued her education at SMU to obtain her master’s degree and eventually became the associate director of the First Generation Initiative.

https://tinyurl.com/y5xey3mr

[ID: Graphic with the United Way and John XXIII logos showing students and teachers working at tables together. A quote from Brother Mike Kadow says, “She continued her education at St. Mary’s University to obtain her master’s degree and eventually became the associate director of its First Generation Initiative.” /ID]

Twitter copy:

A student of our partner John XXIII Educational Center became a 1st gen college grad, thanks to a full scholarship from St. Mary’s First Generation Initiative. She later became the initiative’s associate director.

https://tinyurl.com/y5xey3mr

LinkedIn copy:

Our partner, John XXIII Educational Center, supports hundreds of high school students annually. With its support, students are empowered to graduate high school, pursue higher education, and positively contribute to society.

One John XXIII student became a first-generation college graduate, thanks to a full scholarship from the First Generation Initiative at St. Mary’s University. She continued her education at SMU to obtain her master’s degree and eventually became the associate director of the First Generation Initiative.

https://tinyurl.com/y5xey3mr

Instagram copy:

Our partner, John XXIII Educational Center, supports high school students in graduating high school, pursuing higher education, and positively contributing to society. The results have been life changing. 

One John XXIII student became a first-generation college graduate, thanks to a full scholarship from the First Generation Initiative at St. Mary’s University. She continued her education at SMU to obtain her master’s degree and eventually became the associate director of the First Generation Initiative.

#FirstGenerationCollegeStudent #HigherEd #JohnXXIII #LiveUnited

[ID: Graphic with the United Way and John XXIII logos showing students and teachers working at tables together. A quote from Brother Mike Kadow says, “She continued her education at St. Mary’s University to obtain her master’s degree and eventually became the associate director of its First Generation Initiative.” /ID]

 

Racine Literacy Council

[ID: Graphic with the Racine Literacy Council Logo logo showing people sitting at a table, tutoring. A quote from Beatriz Rosales says, “In this classroom, you can dream.”]

In an interview last year with the Racine Journal Times, Beatriz Rosales opened up about becoming an ELS student through the @racineliteracycouncil's Adult Literacy Program. This United Way funded initiative opened doors for Rosales by helping her communicate with individuals in places that do not offer bilingual services.

Read more at: tiny.cc/8haysz

And don’t forget to help support individuals and families like Rosales by contributing to United Way of Racine County’s annual campaign: UnitedWayRacine.org/give

[ID: Graphic with the Racine Literacy Council Logo logo showing people sitting at a table, tutoring. A quote from Beatriz Rosales says, “In this classroom, you can dream.”]

 

Racine County Economic Development Corporation

 

[ID: Racine County Economic Development Corp. and United Way of Racine County’s logos on a graphic that says, “’The Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) team is passionate about improving and facilitating investment in our community.’ – Laura Million, RCEDC.” The graphic features a photo of several RCEDC employees smiling while they sit and stand behind a pile of wrapped gifts. /ID]

Facebook copy:

To @RCEDC1, supporting the Racine County community is a big deal. In addition to running a campaign for United Way every year, they regularly volunteer and find extra ways to give more than just money. Last year, pictured here, they put together wrapped presents to give to local families—and this year they did a contactless gift card drive instead. They do great work, and we’re grateful to have them as a partner! 

Add to their support at UnitedWayRacine.org/Give.

Twitter copy:

@RCEDC1 runs an annual UWRC campaign, but its support doesn’t stop there. It also hosts an annual gift drive, whether it's a contactless gift card drive or, in previous years, donating wrapped gifts to local families (seen here). 

Add to their support: UnitedWayRacine.org/Give.

LinkedIn copy:

@Laura Million is a business development manager at @rcedc1, and she’s been the coordinator for their annual United Way campaign for multiple years now. For her, one of the big rewards in this role is RCEDC’s dedication to its community. 
"The Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) team is passionate about improving and facilitating investment in our community,” says Million. “While we weren't able to enjoy undertaking in-person volunteering this year, we were pleased to assist families involved in United Way's LIFT initiative at Julian Thomas Elementary School through our gift card drive."

Pictured here is a previous version of their gift drive, where employees donated fully wrapped presents to local families. At RCEDC, philanthropy isn’t a one-time gift—it’s a constant commitment to giving back.

#CorporatePhilanthropy #LiveUnited

Instagram copy:​​​​​​​

To @rcedc, supporting the Racine County community is a big deal. In addition to running a campaign for United Way every year, they regularly volunteer and find extra ways to give more than just money. Last year, pictured here, they put together wrapped presents to give to local families—and this year they did a contactless gift card drive instead. They do great work, and we’re grateful to have them as a partner! 

Add to their support at our website, which you can find in our bio.

#LiveUnited #RacineStrong #GiftDrive #Philanthropy #GivingBack

[ID: Racine County Economic Development Corp. and United Way of Racine County’s logos on a graphic that says, “’The Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) team is passionate about improving and facilitating investment in our community.’ – Laura Million, RCEDC.” The graphic features a photo of several RCEDC employees smiling while they sit and stand behind a pile of wrapped gifts. /ID]

 

Salvation Army

 

[ID: The United Way of Racine County and Salvation Army logos on a graphic that says, “’The Salvation Army’s weekend food eases students’ worry about having enough to eat at home, and they feel more armed with strength to take on the weekend.’ – A local social worker.” Below the text is a photo of an elementary school-aged child holding a paper bag of groceries as big as their torso. Their eyes and mouth are open wide, and their arms just barely fit around the bag. /ID]

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Our impact partner @salarmyracine’s Child Nutrition School Food Sack Program not only meets Racine County students’ need to eat, but it also gives them a renewed sense of dignity and stability. 

“A student living in @bethanyapartments brought the food to school as a lunch because his daycare doesn’t provide lunch,” shares a local social worker. “He was so proud and happy to have his own can of ravioli and other foods. This is significant for some of our students and makes them feel cared for and loved.”

You can support this and other critical programs at UnitedWayRacine.org/Give.

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Kids need food to eat in order to succeed in school. That’s why we partner with @SalvationArmyWI on its Child Nutrition School Food Sack Program, which ensures students have enough food to last the weekend. Support this and other critical programs at UnitedWayRacine.org/Give.

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“I came here after working at a large bank’s corporate offices just to pay the bills,” shares an employee of the Salvation Army. “Working for the Salvation Army, on the other hand, is more than a career to me—it’s a calling to serve. My eyes are now open to our need as a community to ensure our kids don’t go hungry.” 

United Way is proud to partner with the Salvation Army on its Child Nutrition School Food Sack Program, which ensures Racine County students have enough food to make it through the weekend. To support us in sustaining programs like this, donate at UnitedWayRacine.org/Give.

#MoreThanAJob #NoChildHungry #FoodInsecurity #LiveUnited 

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United Way of Racine County funds 50 local programs to build an educated workforce in Racine County. Just one example is @salvationarmyracine’s Child Nutrition School Food Sack Program, which ensures Racine County students have enough food to make it through the weekend so they don’t come to school hungry. 

“The teachers and staff of the students who receive the sacks feel a sense of calm knowing that these young children may actually have food over the weekend,” shares a local social worker. “Some of our students come to school incredibly hungry; it’s a constant worry. The children who receive this food are so very thankful.” 

You can support this and other critical programs at the give link on the top page of our website (link in the bio).

#NoChildHungry #LiveUnited #FoodInsecurity

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Women's Resource Center

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When survivors take sanctuary at @WRCRacine, the impact on their lives is dramatic. After months of surviving a dangerous home life, one woman fled to WRC’s shelter, where she immediately secured a more-than-fulltime job that enabled her to save for her first apartment. By the time she left the Center, she had transformed from a shy woman with low self-confidence into someone empowered enough to speak at WRC’s annual Gala.

Your support of United Way enables WRC and dozens of other impact partners to make a powerful difference in the lives of our community members.

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“The most meaningful part of my job is to be able to help people in the scariest, lowest part of their lives. To be able to step in and say we can help you through this; it can and will get better.” — Jori Chambers, @WomensResource2 asst. ED

#DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth  

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How experienced are you with Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)? At United Way of Racine County impact partner Women’s Resource Center, TIC is a critical component of empathetic, effective support for clients. 

“TIC is essentially understanding that a person will behave in a way that is not necessarily positive due to the trauma they have experienced, and meeting them where they are to help them recuperate. Learning TIC has really helped me become a much more patient person, which helps clients feel more secure around me.” — Anna Pepple

#DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth #TraumaInformedCare #EmpoweringWomen #LiveUnited

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When survivors take sanctuary at @womensresourcecenter_racine, the impact on their lives is dramatic. After months of surviving a dangerous home life, one woman fled to WRC’s shelter, where she immediately secured a more-than-fulltime job that enabled her to save for her first apartment. By the time she left the Center, she had transformed from a shy woman with low self-confidence into someone empowered enough to speak at WRC’s annual Gala.

Your support of United Way enables WRC and dozens of other impact partners to make a powerful difference in the lives of our community members.

#DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth #TraumaInformedCare #EmpoweringWomen #LiveUnited #AbuseSurvivor #CPTSD #PTSD #Depression #Anxiety #Abuse #OvercomingAbuse

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Investment Process 

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After you donate to us, your gift is carefully distributed between our initiatives and impact partners. Every funding decision is reviewed by staff, volunteer advisory groups and the board of directors. All of this is to ensure the money we raise here serves Racine County in the best ways possible.

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