• Make Your Donation to United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties During the 14th Annual Radiothon!

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    November 07, 2018

    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties’ campaign is in full swing.  If you haven’t made your donation yet, we have a fun way to accomplish that!


    The WFHR Radiothon will be Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 7am – 9am. During the Radiothon, United Way staff and volunteers will be in the studio during the “Good Morning Show with Carl and James” talking about all of the work United Way is doing to change and strengthen lives in our community. This is also an opportunity for anybody to call and make a donation to United Way.  Your donation can even be announced LIVE on the air waves!  This is a perfect opportunity to show the community that you care; or even make a donation in the name of a loved one (children, grandchildren, in honor of a birthday or anniversary, etc.).  


    Participating is simple.  Call the WFHR station at 715-424-1300 and speak to a Radiothon operator.  We will take down your donation amount and address so we can send you an invoice.  You will also have the opportunity to let us know if you’d like your donation announced on the air; and if so, would you like it to be anonymous, first name only, or in honor of someone else.


    Thanks to the generosity of WFHR, we even have a deal for businesses.  Any business that makes a corporate contribution between $500 to $1,000 will receive a match in FREE advertising!  (Note:  this deal applies only to new contracts.)  A donation to United Way not only benefits the community, it shows your business’ support to our community. All companies who donate $100+ are listed in our annual report.  

    According to an article entitled “Radio Advertising Facts & Figures” by the website Radio Advertising Facts, 92 percent of Americans ages 12 and up listen to the radio each week, creating a nationwide audience of 235 million listeners.  Despite XM Radio, Pandora, etc., people are still tuning into radio in the car, at home and at work.


    About the $1,000 Sweepstakes


    Radiothon is also the perfect time to remind everybody that the deadline to make a donation to United Way and qualify for the $1,000 Sweepstakes is November 16, 2018.  Anyone who pledges an undesignated donation of $1.00 per week ($52.00 per year) receives 50 chances to win one of five $1,000 cash prizes.  Increase your prior donation of $52.00 or more by $26.00 or more and double your chances to 100!  


    Donations must be turned into the United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties office by 4:00pm, November 16, 2018.  Visit www.uwswac.org to read the complete rules and regulations.  This year’s sweepstakes sponsors are: Aspirus, Heartland Farms, Inc., NextHome Partners, and River Cities Bank.  



    Last year’s Radiothon participants included:  (front row) Katie Peters, 2017 Campaign Chair; Tari Jahns, United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties’ CEO; Carl Hilke, WFHR; and (back) James Malouf, WFHR.


    About United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties


    United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties is focused on the building blocks of a better life:  Education, Financial Stability, Health and Safety Net Services.  We mobilize our community in these areas by: supporting partner programs, community coalitions, and initiatives; providing 2-1-1 and Volunteer Center programs; and creating collaborative partnerships within our community.


    You can help when you LIVE UNITED:  Give, Advocate and Volunteer.  To learn more please visit www.uwswac.org