The United Way of Dodge County held its 12th annual Day of Caring and Campaign Kickoff in conjunction with the Fond du Lac Area United Way on Sept. 23. More than 150 volunteers from Dodge and Fond du Lac counties packaged more than 50,000 meals for area food pantries at the Union Youth Center in Waupun.

We want to thank our neighbors for volunteering and giving for this great cause. Participants and donors include ITW Shakeproof Group, John Deere-Horicon Works, Walmart, Quad Graphics, Richelieu Foods, Horicon Bank, Kwik Trip, Ahern, Agnesian Health Care and Society Insurance. A special thank you to the Union Youth Center in Waupun for hosting this event.

The United Way of Dodge County has partnered with 19 not-for-profit health and human service agencies that rely on your donations to help sustain their programs for the benefit of our Dodge County neighbors. Please consider donating to help keep our Dodge County community with the needed services crucial to our county. Send a tax-deductible check to P.O. Box 158, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 or visit and donate online.

Susan Jentz, executive director, United Way of Dodge County Inc. and Board of Directors, Beaver Dam