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Giving Tuesday

We can transform our community when everyone has access to nutritious food and stable housing.

November 27 + 28

Giving Tuesday Update

70,000
GOAL
81,965
RAISED
179
PEOPLE DONATED

#FindThe Arrow

WayForward Resources is hosting a #GivingTuesday online scavenger hunt! Follow us on Facebook and learn more about our impact and how you can be part of building a community where everyone has access to nutritious food and stable housing.

 

"Without Wayforward, I don't know where I would be."

STORIES OF STABILITY

WayForward’s programs provided Charmaine with the tools to maintain stability for her children and pursue her dreams. Your support on #GivingTuesday will help transform our community so that everyone has the stability to thrive.

Our Impact

WayForward's housing programs build stability

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Solve the clues as we raise funds to support WayForward’s programs so we all go #WayForwardTogether.

 

"Food pantries need your support now more than ever."

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ELLEN CARLSON

Carlson’s recent Wisconsin State Journal column addresses the dramatic increase in need at Dane County food pantries and how the community can help.

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STORIES OF SUPPORT
A path of healing ... and giving
Lou Ann Wagner’s volunteer service and life came to a halt with a life-threatening injury. As her recovery progressed, her desire to help others kicked back in. 
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Coming together for kindergartners
Gina Patel, President & CEO of Patel Kwan Consultancy, has a strong and personal motivation for supporting WayForward Resources.
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A shared commitment to a healthy community
For Stephanie Lemancik and Rebecca Johnson, volunteering in WayForward’s garden was the seed for an intergenerational friendship.
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FOOD INSECURITY IS ON THE RISE

"An estimated 17 million households reported problems finding enough food in 2022 — a sharp jump from 2021. "
- USDA report
STORIES OF STABILITY
Food changes lives
For a young couple dealing with job loss and a health crisis, using the food pantry is allowing them to stay in their apartment.
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A father builds his family's future
WayForward provided housing support that allowed a dad to focus on his kids and getting his college degree.
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A place to access food - and hope.
An elderly couple overwhelmed by medical bills finds resources and nourishment at WayForward.
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Demand for our food and housing programs is rising

 

             

Home at last

STORIES OF STABILITY

A community member referred Rafa and Gabriela to WayForward’s Connections Program, which assists people in doubled-up living situations with finding and moving into homes of their own. For these siblings, having a case manager who speaks their language and understands their culture meant the world as they navigated this major step. They trust that their future is off to a great start and they don’t feel alone anymore.

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Helping kids get a strong start

Stories of Support

“WayForward is a dynamic nonprofit organization which mobilizes the Dane County community to address barriers to accessing healthy food among other natural supports,” says T Sneed, who organized a school supplies drive earlier this year along with co-workers at Exact Sciences.

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Our impact

60% of the households we serve have children

Stories of Support

"Our children now have children of their own and this gift is to encourage them to support others through their communities."
- Patricia Mulcahy

We can create a community where everyone can thrive.

#GIVINGTUESDAY

You Can Help

Build Stability in Our Community

Now, more than ever, your support helps ensure that people in our community have enough nutritious food to eat and can remain in stable housing.