Supporting United Way

North Central Health Care United Way Committee

NCHC Employees donate time and money

The United Way workplace giving campaign at North Central Health Care unites our employees behind a common goal, and gives them an opportunity to donate, volunteer and speak out for causes that matter to them. The workforce campaign is about more than raising money for worthy causes; it also strengthens connections between employees and their community. The results can be seen in our own backyard, even as we are part of a larger mission to affect change worldwide.

In addition to the workplace giving campaign, members of the NCHC United Way Campaign Committee meet bi-weekly and organize participation in several service projects that are supported by employee volunteers and employee contributions collected during fundraising events at NCHC.

United Way Fundraising Projects at NCHC in 2019:

  • Workplace Giving Campaign – NCHC encourages employees to commit a yearly pledge to the United Way that is deducted from each paycheck. If you are interested in giving you can download the pledge form and return to Human Resources.
  • Basket Raffle – Baskets with gifts and prizes are contributed by departments and then raffled off. Proceeds are used to purchase food for local United Way sponsored food pantries. You can view all of the NCHC basket raffle items when they are available.
  • Jeans Sale – on Fridays employees can wear jeans with a yearly donation of $25 or on individual contribution of $3. If employees wish to make their donation through an annual payroll deduction, they must fill out the Employee Deduction Authorization Form and return it to Human Resources. Otherwise payments are due to Volunteer Services.
  • Jeans/Sports Wear Day – Employees can support their favorite team by wearing sports attire and jeans with a $3 donation to the United Way. Occurs every second Wednesday of the month.
  • Fundraising Sales – including Monster Cookie Dough Sale, Pizza Sale, Brat & Nachos Sale, Popcorn $ Peanuts Sale

NCHC Service Projects in 2019:

  • United We Can – Businesses compete in food sculpture exhibits that are donated to local food pantries
  • Fill A Backpack, Fill A Need – Backpacks and school supplies are collected and distributed to qualifying youth in Marathon County
  • Birthday Bash – These birthday bags contain party supplies for distribution in shelters and food pantries
  • Honor Flight Mail – Volunteers make cards for veterans mail call on local Honor Flights
  • Senior Care Kits – Kits bring “little luxuries” and a pleasant surprise into the life of a homebound senior
  • Snack Attack – Packaged snacks are provided for qualifying families with childrenFood Services preparing Snack Attack kits
  • Ready to Read Bookshelf Drive – Collected gently used books are distributed to local children
  • Make a Difference Day Leaf Raking – Volunteers donate their time to help rake leaves for those who are unable to attend their lawns
  • Adopt a Classroom – Volunteer groups visit class rooms and conduct a project with the kids after reading a book
  • Smack Hunger – Volunteers work with others to package 48,000 individual servings of trail mix for use by the Hunger Coalition

Any employee at NCHC can participate in the United Way planning committee meetings with manager approval. Currently we meet the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 9-10am. Contact Laural Harder by email at LHarder2@norcen.org or phone at 715.848.4449 for more information.