Kenosha, WI, January 23, 2022 –(– United Way of Kenosha County (UWKC), mobilizing the caring power of our community, is pleased to announce the recipients of its new community gift rewards program . The program was created to support nonprofit organizations in Kenosha County and expand the reach and impact of donations made to United Way.

“It is the generous community donations to United Way of Kenosha County that enable these organizations to improve their services in Kenosha County,” said Jevon Claussen, director of community impact at UWKC. “We are proud to support these impactful programs.

A total of five nonprofits have benefited from the awards program. The recipients of the first-ever United Way of Kenosha County Community Gift Awards are:
Sharing Center, Inc – Western Kenosha County Crisis and Resource Center located in Trevor, Wisconsin. The funds will help support their multicultural and equitable project, translating their website into Spanish as well as translating their marketing materials into Spanish and another language.
ELCA Outreach Center, Inc – offers a wide range of services that help families and individuals meet their daily basic needs and move towards self-sufficiency. The funds support their personal care program, providing much-needed diapers and wipes.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Racine and Kenosha Counties, Inc. – Creates and supports one-on-one mentoring relationships. The funds will support the creation of “mentoring activity kits” to provide matches with positive and structured activities to improve the quality of their interactions.
Urban League of Racine and Kenosha, Inc – Enables people of color and others in underserved communities to reach their highest human potential. The funds will help support the Urban Money Experience program, a financial education program that emphasizes quality of life and personal priorities.
The Concerned Citizens Coalition, Inc. – Promotes alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention, education, events and family wellness issues. The funding will support the updating of educational brochures for young people and their families.

“Our thanks to United Way of Kenosha County for understanding the importance of equity in our rural programs,” says Sharon Pomaville, Executive Director of Sharing Center, Inc. “Being able to implement multiple languages ​​into our crisis is as fundamental as it gets.This enhanced capability will have an incalculable impact for years to come.

“Big Brothers Big Sisters of Racine and Kenosha Counties are extremely grateful to be one of the recipients of the Community Gift Award program,” said Ron Tatum, Chairman of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Racine Counties Board of Directors. Racine and Kenosha, Inc. “The funding will be used for Mentoring Activity Kits, providing participants with positive, structured activities to enhance the quality of their interactions. We appreciate United Way of Kenosha County’s continued support of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission to support one-on-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of young people. »

To contribute to the United Way of Kenosha County Community Impact Fund or to make a pledge, visit or contact the office at (262) 658-4104. The team is happy to help and appreciates the generosity of the community.

About UWKC
United Way of Kenosha County fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person. For nearly 100 years, UWKC has created positive change throughout Kenosha County by mobilizing the caring power of the community, improving lives, and striving to achieve lasting, positive transformation. Through partnerships and collaborations, UWKC both supports local initiatives with an annual community investment process and runs programs such as Readers are Leaders, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, SingleCare Prescription Discounts and more.