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United Way Manitowoc County Make it Rain for Youth aims to raise $30,000


“Our youth are the leaders of tomorrow, and it is our collective responsibility to ensure they have the support and resources they need to succeed,” said United Way Executive Director Ashley Bender.

MANITOWOC – United Way Manitowoc County hopes to raise $30,000 by June 30 as part of its “Make it Rain for Youth” spring fundraising campaign.

The campaign aims to raise money for youth programs that promote mental health, social and emotional skills, and academic achievement.

“Make it Rain for Youth” underscores United Way’s commitment to providing opportunities for all children through the Youth Development Fund, an initiative of the organization’s Youth Development Collaborative. The partnership’s members include representatives from school districts and youth-focused organizations from across Manitowoc County.

“Our youth are the leaders of tomorrow, and it is our collective responsibility to ensure they have the support and resources they need to succeed,” United Way Executive Director Ashley Bender said in a news release. “Through the ‘Make It Rain for Youth’ fundraiser, we are calling on our community to come together and make a tangible difference in the lives of young people.”

Ben Peters, director of impact strategies for United Way, added in the release: “We are incredibly grateful for our Youth Development Collaborative partners. Every dollar raised will have a profound impact and help us provide vital programs that empower and uplift young people in our community.”

For more information or to donate, visit www.unitedwaymanitowoccounty.org/makeitrain or call United Way at 920-682-8888.

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Contact reporter Patti Zarling at [email protected] or call 920-606-2575. Follow her on X @PGPattiZarling and on Instagram @PGPatti.