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A longtime Antigo fixture has returned to the downtown core.

The United Way of Langlade County’s fund-raising thermometer was installed at the Chase drive-through lot at the southeast corner of Superior Street and Fifth Avenue this week, creating a visual reminder of a fund-raising campaign that raises dollars benefiting the entire community.

The thermometer had been absent during recent drives, but United Way organizers said they brought it back to serve as a visual reminder of progress, as well as a gentle nudge to donors. This year’s goal is $55,000.

“We are asking individuals and businesses to please consider giving a gift that will keep on giving to their community,” Dave Schneider, a member of the all-volunteer board, said. “In today’s difficult economic climate every dollar given is needed to support these local organizations as they struggle to continue offering their many valuable services; services that are in even greater demand now as a result of the economic challenges faced by so many families in Langlade County.”

Last year, the United Way distributed $46,750 to 14 local not-for-profit organizations and to disaster relief efforts.

Because of the wide variety of service organizations the United Way supports, your donation is likely to benefit you or your family members many times over,” Schneider said. “The citizens of Langlade County have a long standing and proud tradition of supporting needed causes that serve their local communities.”

In order to qualify as a United Way affiliate and receive grant funding, the organization must be not-for-profit, must distribute grant funds through services to Langlade County residents and meet other criteria related to the use of United Way funds.

Because requests for United Way funds routinely exceed the amount of funds raised, the United Way Board completes a final review to determine the level of funding that can be offered to the qualifying affiliate organizations based upon their request and the success of the local United Way campaign. Nearly all proceeds from the annual United Way campaign go directly to the local affiliate organizations. A very small percentage of the donations are used to purchase campaign materials such as pledge cards and brochures.

“We are confident that the same selfless generosity will shine through once again this year,” Schneider said. “Please give generously to your local United Way of Langlade County.”

Over the course of the next week, the Antigo Daily Journal will review each of this year’s United Way affiliates.


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From left, United Way board members Danielle Grochowski, Sherry Aulik, Jenny Schlundt, Roxann Bornemann, Amy Quig, Dave Schneider and Brian Misfeldt with the fund-raising thermometer. Not pictured is Gary Smits.
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