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Posted: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Approximately one in five adults in the United States (18.5%) experiences a mental illness in a given year, and approximately one in five youth ages 13-18 (21.4%) experiences a severe mental health disorder at some point during their lifetime.  There are several things that cause mental health such as; genetics, personality types, environment, work, physical health, trauma and the list goes on....
Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month, which is meant to promote awareness and take action. For those who experience violence or abuse, this trauma can be overwhelming. Luckily, one organization provides care and hosts events so community members can learn more about the signs of abuse. Reach Counseling, one of Oshkosh Area United Way’s agency partners, is a nonprofit...
Posted: Friday, April 5, 2019
Oshkosh Area United Way is excited to host the 24th annual Day of Caring. This event is one of the largest organized volunteer events in the area and is a great way to support the Oshkosh area community. The event takes place on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, from 7:30 a.m.–noon. The 2019 Oshkosh Area United Way Day of Caring is presented by BMO Harris Bank. Day of Caring is a great event for both...
Posted: Friday, April 5, 2019
Oshkosh Area United Way announces the election of the 16th member to its Board of Directors. The newly elected Board member is David Kersztyn. David Kersztyn, a lifelong Oshkosh resident, attended UW-Madison College of Engineering and graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering (BS Mechanical Engineering, AS Internal Combustion Engines). In 1971 he joined the Army Reserve Officer Training Corp...
Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2019
If you are a United Way Emerging Leader, I am excited to invite you to one of these leadership events hosted in partnership with the United Way Fox Cities. Please join us for a leadership luncheon with Kim Underhill, Group President North America, Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Join other local emerging leaders as Kim shares her views on “Creating Your Own Bounceback.” As group president of North...
Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Oshkosh Area United Way recently announced a 2018 fundraising total of over $1.3 million, the most ever collected in support of almost 40 local programs. Campaign Co-Chairs Paul and Peg Larson shared this news at OAUW’s Community Celebration, which attracted more than 150 people to Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center on Feb. 28, 2019. The Larsons challenged the...

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