WIRCO’S Virtual 24 Hours of Recovery

WIRCO’S Virtual 24 Hours of Recovery

12 days left until 24 Hours of Recovery! Beginning at 6:00 PM on September 15th. Visit WIRCO Sheboygan at https://www.facebook.com/wircos/

This is WIRCO’s major annual fundraiser featuring a different speaker live, every hour for 24 hours, all virtually via Facebook Live so you can enjoy it from the comforts of home.  We are excited and grateful to have so many great speakers ready to share their experience, strength and hope with everyone.


Montee Ball from Wisconsin Voices for Recovery will begin the event at 6 PM on 09/25.  Montee Ball is a former running back for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. He played college football for the Wisconsin Badgers and was drafted by the Broncos in the 2nd round of the 2013 NFL Draft. His NFL career sputtered out in just three seasons due to issues stemming from his alcoholism and depression.  He is hoping to continue helping others avoid his mistakes by speaking candidly about his struggles with alcoholism and mental illness that contributed to the end of his football career.  We thank Wisconsin Voices for Recovery for their sponsorship of Montee and for all of the work they do for the recovery community.   


Chester Marcol will wrap up the event at 6 PM on 09/26 by sharing his journey and then offering a book signing.  By 1972, Chester Marcol became a household name in Wisconsin after being named National Football League rookie of the year with the Green Bay Packers. He led the league in scoring in two of his first three years and was among the top place-kickers in the game.  In his autobiography Alive and Kicking Marcol talks about the hurdles he overcame as a Polish immigrant to become an NFL star, provides a no-holds-barred look at his alcohol and substance abuse that cost him his football career and family. A member of the Packers Hall of Fame, Marcol lives in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where he works as a certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor and fights the daily battle to remain clean and sober.

WIRCO Services

For more information about WIRCO, or if you are in need of services, please contact us at 920-234-5016 or online at wirco.org.

Ascend Services 5K Run, Walk & Roll

Ascend Services 5K Run, Walk & Roll

DATES: Sat October 10 – Sat October 17, 2020


Lincoln Park, Cabin #1
1215 N 8th St
Manitowoc, WI US 54220


Registration is now open for Ascend’s 2020 Run, Walk & Roll fundraiser! Here’s a little about what has changed:

  1. The run will not be officially timed this year. Feel free to time yourself!
  2. All events are currently available for on-site and virtual participation. If you run virtually, feel free to upload your times!
  3. As long as on-site participation is deemed safe by CDC guidelines and local government, we will assign staggered start times for any on-site events.
  4. Ascend will offer drive-through T-Shirt pick-up events prior to the 5k Run, Walk & Roll.
  5. We will not offer any self-serve food or beverage on-site this year. We will include a bottle of water in your T-Shirt pick-up.

Here are some details about your registration:

  1. Register a group of 4 to receive a discounted price – 20% less than individual registration!
  2. Receive a referral code in your confirmation email when you register online. If you refer 5 other people to sign up, you will receive a discount refund on your registration!
  3. This year you can choose your T-Shirt option: Green or Purple (shown on the website at https://runsignup.com/Race/WI/Manitowoc/AscendServices)!
  4. You will have an option to upgrade to a white crew-neck sweatshirt for $10 when you register online.

Please join us for another inspiring year supporting Manitowoc’s individuals with exceptional abilities!

Acts of Kindness Challenge!

Acts of Kindness Challenge!

Acts of Kindness Challenge — for all ages to participate! Ends October 8th!

Complete as many acts from this flyer (PDF) by October 8th.
Submit your completed acts of kindness list online by clicking here or by mail to 2020 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 for a chance to win a Kwik Trip gift card.

Where do I Start?

  1. Take a look at the Acts of Kindness Challenge checklist – CLICK HEREThen pick the ones you want to complete or come up with your own act of kindness!
  2. Plan and execute your acts of kindness. This is the fun part!
  3. Invite others to join you. Share the kindness that you completed on your Facebook and make sure to tag @unitedwaysheboygancounty so that we can share your acts of kindness and fill the feeds with positive messaging! Kindness is contagious – so your post might inspire others to get involved as well. (See example post below.)
  4. Finally, submit your Acts of Kindness. This helps us track the impact we made together.

Kindness is Contagious —

Challenge your friends to join in and spread seeds of kindness. Post a picture of you completing an Act of Kindness on social media and challenge your friends to join you!

Example post below. Tag @unitedwaysheboygancounty so we can see and share your kindness with others. 

KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS! 2020 has brought on many challenges. One challenge I’m happy to participate in is the Acts of Kindness Challenge hosted by @UnitedWaySheboyganCounty.

The Act of Kindness I completed was __________.

To spread kindness, I challenge _____________ to join me in completing an Act of Kindness to show that we can still make a difference when we act together (even while we are apart).

#actsofkindness #unitedwerise

Sheboygan Drive Thru Job Fair

Sheboygan Drive Thru Job Fair

Are you looking for a Job? Please see the opportunity the Sheboygan County Job Center is offering with this Drive Thru Job Fair  on September 17th!


Sheboygan Free Kids Activity Kits

Sheboygan Free Kids Activity Kits


Kids Activity Kits, featuring word games, coloring pages, stories and materials for 12 small craft projects, are now available FREE with your library card!

Separate kits are available for preschool and elementary-age kids. The kits are available inside the library or by using our curbside pickup service.

Book Bundle

You can also receive a kit by using our children’s book bundle service. This features a curated selection of books based on our your child’s interests and reading level. So, request a book bundle at: https://bit.ly/2AsRbuy.