United Way Fox Cities EXPERIENCE!

Thursday, June 11, 2015


Contributor: Susan Perri, Marketing and Communications Assistant at United Way Fox Cities

When people ask me where I work, I am always proud to reply, "United Way Fox Cities." But, the conversation can get a little weird from there. Sometimes people think I work for an airline. Others just smile and nod with a questioning look. I don't blame them; before I applied for my position, I didn't have a very clear picture of United Way's role in the community. If you are in the same boat, or even if you are a veteran supporter of United Way, we invite you to join us for United Way EXPERIENCE! to learn more about our work and answer those nagging questions, "What does United Way do?" and, "Where does my money go?"

Through United Way EXPERIENCE!, you will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about our work by visiting United Way-supported programs. When you invest in United Way Fox Cities, your money supports over 100 programs at local partner agencies, initiatives, grants and collaborations. To give you a taste of how your money is invested in our community, a limited number of tours are offered throughout the year starting June 17th. You can attend the experiences as an individual, with friends or family, or coordinate a work event.

During each United Way EXPERIENCE!, you can speak with staff from United Way Fox Cities and hear from community experts working within organizations throughout the Fox Cities. The first tour will take place at the Boys and Girls Club of Menasha, a brand new facility that will help a growing number of low-income children and youth thrive and succeed. Through United Way, $150,000 was granted to support the first four years of programming costs for the Boys & Girls Club in Menasha. And this tour is just the beginning - view the full schedule and sign up today!

Also, new this year, we have added volunteer opportunities to the United Way EXPERIENCE! schedule, including the YMCA's Bret Younger 10k and 5k Run/Walk on June 11th and the Point in Time Count coordinated by Homeless Connections on July 29th. These are wonderful opportunities to get involved in hands-on work to help United Way-supported partner agencies.

We hope to see you at one (or all!) of the tours as we explore how your gift impacts 1 in 3 people in the Fox Cities!

Download a printable United Way EXPERIENCE! schedule. Watch for a new United Way EXPERIENCE! schedule to come out quarterly and make sure to RSVP.