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BCUW Quick Updates
- Check out our April/May newsletter HERE
- The Brown County United Way offices remain closed at this time and employees will continue to work remotely. The safety of our employees and their loved ones remains our top concern. If you have items to drop off at our office, please contact us in advance.
- We are excited to announce our new BCUW Newsroom!
Our Biggest Grant EVER!
Brown County United Way is excited to announce that we received our largest grant EVER, totaling $999,737! This Equitable Recovery Grant is one of 125 grants announced by Governor Tony Evers, totaling more than 82 million dollars. These grants work to increase equity and elimination of disparities in communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic. The Mobile Resource Connector Initiative that is being funded is the collective work of a multi-agency advocacy council led by Brown County United Way. This initiative will bring essential services to where people live and work.
Services will be taken out to individuals through the use of three mobile resources: a passenger van, a class-C RV, and a semi-truck and trailer. The focus of the services will be health, early childhood, education, economic support, and housing. The program’s agency partners will determine the services offered and locations based on caller data from 2-1-1 and customer input. The intended populations for the initiative are underserved individuals and families who struggle to attain and maintain stability in their education, health, housing, and financial wellbeing due to structural and institutional barriers current systems and society have erected.
- Check out this awesome news article about the grant!
If you are interested in donating specifically to the purchase of these vehicles, you can do so here!
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2020 Annual Report
Since 1925, Brown County United Way has been a leader in improving the quality of life in our community. Every day, people look to us for lasting solutions to local challenges. Through the work of our staff team and support from our volunteers, donors, and advocates, we change lives and communities through service, collaboration, and impact.
You can read about the impact Brown County United Way made, and how your dollars are put to work, in our 2020 Annual Report!
A United Way Forward
The events involving the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have once again made us painfully aware of the divisions and inequities which undermine the well-being of our community and communities across our nation. These deaths, combined with the COVID-19 pandemic, highlight the continued health, education and economic disparities that exist within our communities of color. Data demonstrates that Wisconsin has the dubious distinction of being the worst place for an African American person or family to live. This should and must be of concern to us all.
Brown County United Way’s mission is to unite people, resources and ideas to create community solutions that strengthen every person and every community in Brown County. As an example, BCUW is focused on learning from and advocating for those in our community who are living in poverty as defined by the Federal Poverty Level and those who are ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed). We envision an inclusive community where all individuals are able to meet their basic needs and have equal opportunity for stability in their health, education, financial well-being and community connection. Current events clearly demonstrate that physical and emotional safety, as well as the recognition of the need for healing from recent and historic traumas, is essential for us to achieve this vision.
As we look to the immediate future and beyond, BCUW will continue to engage in the necessary systemic advocacy work that will bring about lasting change both within our organization and throughout our community. Our history of collaboration with diverse stakeholders will and must continue so that multiple perspectives are represented, respected and engaged as we forge the path forward. Now more than ever, we need to Live United. Silence is not an option. The Brown County United Way Board of Directors and staff will do our part to show up, listen, share our voices in ongoing community conversations and be part of the solutions.
Robyn Davis, President & CEO Brown County United Way
Adam Jackson, Chairman Board of Directors Brown County United Way
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