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10 reasons to be a partner in giving

Make your donation by November 30! Here’s how:

  1. Go to the Partners in Giving website.
  2. Select “UW” under “Donate Now” at the upper right.
  3. The process is easy from there to make your giving choices, including a payroll deduction option.

Let’s finish strong, UW!

As this year’s Partners in Giving campaign draws to a close on November 30, you still have time to help make our 50th year the best one yet. Go full throttle, don’t lose that lovin’ feelin’—and watch this video message from campaign co-chairs Jeff Russell and Jeff Novak. Then, take a few minutes to give today, and thank you for being an important partner in the incredible work done by the 500+ Partners in Giving organizations!

Here are 10 ways your donation can help make a difference—here in Madison, across the state, nationally and even internationally:

  1. With a donation of $1 per month, you can provide a book and materials for 1 child to join an online book club through United Way of Dane County, helping to keep children engaged in learning outside of the classroom. (Payroll deduction through Partners in Giving is quick and easy, and even small amounts can make a big difference!)
  2. You can help a veteran receive needed home repairs and accessibility modifications for amputation and injury from Project Home. Project Home has weatherized 21,395 homes and helped more than 62,000 veterans, senior citizens, single-parent families and people with health issues and disabilities throughout Dane and Green counties. Learn more: Watch the Partners in Giving Lunch & Learn: Veterans.
  3. You can provide nutritious meals to hungry kids around the world through Feed My Starving Children. The organization produced more than 398 million meals in the last fiscal year and sent food to 48 countries in 2022, including 4.4 million meals shipped via partners in and around Ukraine. Learn more: Watch the Partners in Giving Lunch & Learn: Children & Family Services.
  4. You can help NAMI Wisconsin offer crisis intervention training for law enforcement to better understand and respond to people in a mental health crisis. NAMI Wisconsin also offers crisis intervention education for librarians, social workers, teachers and others who interact with those living with mental illness. Learn more: Watch the Partners in Giving Lunch & Learn: Veterans.
  5. With a donation of $5 per month, you can help the Hunger Relief Fund of Wisconsin provide 10 cans of vegetables to a family in need.
  6. You can help the Southern Poverty Law Center track the activity of hate groups through an annual hate group and extremist group count. The organization publishes The Intelligence Project, which shares investigative reports, key intelligence and expert analysis to the public. Learn more: Watch the Partners in Giving Lunch & Learn: Education.
  7. You can help Special Olympics Wisconsin provide 1,800 free health screenings annually for local Special Olympics athletes. Life expectancy for people with intellectual disabilities is 16-20 years less than their peers, and the screenings help address critical needs. Learn more: Meet Special Olympics athlete and Unified Leadership Specialist Edward Kastern.
  8. You can help send kids who have lost a firefighter parent to a camp for children of fallen firefighters through the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The organization also provides scholarships to family members of fallen firefighters, and works to prevent line-of-duty deaths and injuries. Learn more: Watch the Partners in Giving Lunch & Learn: Children & Family Services.
  9. You can support individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through Madison-based LOV Inc. (Living Our Visions Inclusively). The organization’s Bridge Builder Project helps remove barriers to creating fulfilling, community-centered lives and helps members engage in a variety of activities based on their personal goals, such as becoming a member of a gym or joining an improv troupe. Learn more: Watch the Partners in Giving Lunch & Learn: Children & Family Services.
  10. With a donation of $10 per month, you can provide a mammogram screening to a person without insurance through CHC: Creating Healthier Communities.

Find a cause close to your heart!

When you give to Partners in Giving, you may choose to give to umbrella organizations, like United Way of Dane County, Hunger Relief Fund of Wisconsin and several others. But you also have the option to browse the Partners in Giving booklet (or even search for keywords in the PDF) to find individual charitable organizations you’d like to specifically support through your donation. There are 500+ organizations in Partners in Giving, and countless ways to make a difference.

Donate now