I feel very strongly about our ability as individuals to have a positive impact on the lives of other people especially those less fortunate than ourselves. I have been involved with The Gathering of SE Wisconsin (People in Community Feeding the Hungry) for over 25 years; also served as a volunteer, cook and currently as a Board Member.
Living in Ozaukee County, I now deliver meals to the elderly monthly in Grafton, Cedarburg and Mequon. I also help the elderly with rides for appointments and shopping through Interfaith Caregivers of Ozaukee County. I recently joined the Board of Directors of Advocates – An Ozaukee County non-profit which is working to end Domestic and Social Violence in our County. I previously was a Board Member of the Volunteer Center of Ozaukee County (VCOC) as member, Treasurer and President. It was through this interface of the VCOC and the United Way of Northern Ozaukee County that I became aware of the widespread positive impact it is having in all of Ozaukee County.
The United Way of Northern Ozaukee helps so many lives in so many ways through its diverse Partner Agencies and other United Way Funded Programs. It helps through Educational Programs, mentoring, Health and Quality of Life aid, and promoting individual financial stability.
I can’t think of any Ozaukee County Agency that utilizes its funds by divesting them to many Partner Agencies in Ozaukee County which touches so many lives.