Letter to the Editor: United Way Needs Your Support

Most people have heard of United Way of Door County, and you know the great job it’s been doing for our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. You may have contributed to the Door County Emergency Response Fund or to the Door County Food Pantry Coalition, both of which United Way of Door County has helped to administer and coordinate. But those dollars are not part of United Way’s budget.

United Way of Door County provides funds to more than 25 other nonprofit groups in the county that provide essential support to many in our community. For this work, it needs your financial help.

Contributions from individuals account for 65 percent of United Way of Door County funds, so Door County is different from other communities where employee campaigns provide the vast majority of funding to their local United Way organizations. 

United Way of Door County needs your support. Every dollar donated makes a difference. The 2020 campaign – the funds from which will support organizations in 2021 – ends Jan. 7.

It’s a difficult financial time for many in our county, and there is so much need to address. But if possible, please consider giving to United Way of Door County. And you don’t have to pay right away: You can pledge and pay on your own schedule, such as monthly or quarterly. You can even specify a particular nonprofit that you’d like your contribution to support (look under Our Work, Strategic Partners on the website).

A dollar a week from many of you would be a tremendous help. Here in Door County, every little bit truly is important. You may donate by calling the United Way at 920.746.9645 to pledge or use your credit card; by mailing a check to P.O. Box 223, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235; or by visiting

Jane Wise

Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin

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