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Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
United Way 2-1-1 is committed to helping our communities impacted by the federal government shutdown. Furloughed federal employees and government contractors in need of social services and individuals with questions about the availability of public benefits can call 2-1-1 to get help. Our 2-1-1 specialists help those in need connect to food pantries, health care services, and utility and...
Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2019
Some "free" tax preparation products only offer federal (not state) filings or charge extra for anything beyond the most basic forms. That's why partners like UW Oshkosh College of Business, Oshkosh Seniors Center, the IRS, and MyFreeTaxes to offer free help with your taxes. There are two different ways you can file your taxes for free: IN PERSONDuring January 2 through April of every year,...
Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2019
January 2, 2019Written by Mary Ann L. Dilling, CFEE, President & CEO of Oshkosh Area United Way. In this time of reflection and resolution, I am excited about the opportunity 2019 holds for all of us in our community. An opportunity to make a difference and a chance to extend blessings to our fellow community members who may be in a time of struggle. I challenge all of us to see if we can...
Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Since we moved to Oshkosh over 30 years ago, my wife and 2018 Campaign Co-chair, Peg, and I have regularly contributed to the Oshkosh Area United Way.  In fact, we contributed in other communities before moving here, and our family involvement in the United Way traces back to Peg’s mother, who was a campaign chair in another community in the 1960s.  Why have we made the United Way one of our...
Posted: Friday, December 7, 2018
It's been a busy year here at Oshkosh Area United Way! As we prepare for 2019, we'd like to recognize some of the accomplishments and changes we went through for 2018. Here are just a few highlights from this year.  2-1-1 Initiated the texting platform in our area- Text your zip code to 898-211 if you would like assistance via text message  Day of Caring 140 volunteers 21 companies represented...
Posted: Monday, December 3, 2018
The holidays are coming and we’ll all be searching for that perfect gift for our loved ones. With AmazonSmile, no matter what gift you find on Amazon.com this holiday season, you can give back to the Oshkosh Area at the same time. AmazonSmile is an easy way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. Just visit smile.amazon.com and choose...

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