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Supporting United Way
“The thing about poverty is you don’t always see it. Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there.” These words can be seen popping up on billboards in the Madison, Wisconsin area and are a central focus of non-profit organization United Way of Dane County.
This month, Employee Benefits Corporation rolled out its United Way 2016 donation campaign in the Middleton, WI offices as part of a longstanding relationship with United Way.
Last year, United Way of Dane County served over 143,000 individuals in the Dane County area, which has an estimated population of 523,600. Children were able to develop critical math, literacy, and social skills through community Play and Learns with 2,900 in attendance. Seventy families with children were able to find stable homes. The unemployed found jobs and received promotions after participating in the HIRE Education Employment Initiative. United Way “puts together the pieces and guarantees Dane County families access to the food, nutrition, and preventative care they need to stay healthy.”
Their success is a result of working closely with community and government organizations such as Access Community Health Centers, Urban League of Greater Madison, YWCA Madison, Literacy Network, Centro Hispano, the Special Community/Police Task Force, Madison Area Urban Ministry, and more. United Way formed the Health Council to unite local health care and government partners in finding solutions for the 28,000 uninsured Dane County residents, providing access to preventative care.
Staff at Employee Benefits Corporation get involved and have fun by finding creative ways to raise money for United Way of Dane County! One tradition is a raffle in which different departments face off in friendly competition to create themed baskets stuffed with awesome prizes! Employees have a chance to win by purchasing raffle tickets whose proceeds go directly to United Way. [PHOTOS]
At Employee Benefits Corporation, we care deeply about the community in our area. United Way fits this mission by dedicating its work to a vision of communities in which everyone has a chance to enjoy good quality of life and succeed.