LETTER: Give online to help agencies meet expected surge of needs

To Ozaukee Press:

United Way of Northern Ozaukee is hosting its first-ever 24 Hours of Giving online donation drive next week. Donors will be able to designate monetary gifts made from noon Wednesday, March 25, to noon Thursday, March 26, to any of United Way’s 12 partner agencies.

The partner agencies that will benefit from the online donation drive are the Adult Literacy Program, Advocates of Ozaukee, Balance, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ozaukee, Family Sharing, Interfaith Caregivers of Ozaukee, Lake Shore Regional Child Advocacy Center, NAMI of Ozaukee, Ozaukee Family Services, Ozaukee Jail Literacy Program, Portal and Starting Point.  

These agencies address the health, education and financial stability of Ozaukee County residents, a critical support system needed with the increasing impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Wisconsin.

With the growing concerns about Covid-19, one illness or missed paycheck can be disastrous for the vulnerable families we are currently helping. Our nonprofit partners must be prepared to handle the increased needs of the communities during this time, including an increase in first-time clients, purchasing necessary supplies and increased support staff.

We are working hard to finish the 2019-20 campaign on March 31 on a high note and hoping that the additional dollars raised during 24 Hours of Giving will be a bonus for our partner agencies.

Visit unitedway.org/24-hours-giving to participate in the online donation day and to learn how donations will be used to provide critical services and programs throughout Ozaukee County.  

Donations can also be made by sending checks to United Way of Northern Ozaukee, P.O. Box 39, Port Washington, WI 53074, or taking checks to any Port Washington State Bank location.

Make the donation to United Way of Northern Ozaukee and write the name of the agency you wish to support in the memo line. Please make sure the checks are received by the close of the business day on March 26.

Barbara Bates-Nelson
Executive director
United Way of Northern Ozaukee
Port Washington



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