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Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Over 170 volunteers registered to clean, plant, and construct on Wednesday, May 8, during Oshkosh Area United Way’s 24th annual Day of Caring event. This event was presented by BMO Harris Bank and supported by SNC Manufacturing Co., Inc. Volunteers from 28 community-minded Oshkosh companies tackled 22 different community service projects. This year brought-record breaking numbers for Day of...
Posted: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley (BBBS), one of Oshkosh Area United Way’s funded partners, is a nonprofit organization that has empowered mentoring opportunities to thousands of youth in Outagamie, Winnebago, Waupaca and Calumet counties. From BBBS’ humble beginnings in 1968 to today, their core belief is still the same: in each child is the potential to achieve success in life....
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...

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