Keeping Warm in the Winter Months

With more snow falling in the coming days, proper winter wear is a must! If you or a family you know is still in need of some winter clothing, consider reaching out to United Way’s Rebecca’s Closet by contacting Tara Glodowski at (715) 298-5707 or for details. And in the case of growing children, consider donating old coats and other gear to Rebecca’s Closet for other children in need this season. Call 2-1-1 for other donation sites and organizations in your area.
Many families also approach United Way’s 2-1-1 Information Specialists for help finding programs to help with or reduce household winter heating costs, too. If your family is having difficulties handling higher heating costs, call Energy Services by calling (715) 842-3111 to find out more information about winter heating assistance for Marathon County residents.
For a place to eat a warm meal among neighbors and friends, The Salvation Army serves free hot lunches year-round, Monday-Saturday (except holidays) for all on a walk-in basis. Call (715) 845-4272 for details.
If you or someone you know is struggling to provide for their children or family, click on the LOCAL RESOURCES tab above to see listings for food pantries, child care needs, and other means of assistance not mentioned above in the Marathon County area.
For other needs or questions about assistance in your area, visit to access the 2-1-1 database of listings for health and human services programs, or call 2-1-1 (or 715-848-2255 or, toll-free at 800-922-5590). Our I&R specialists are available to answer calls 24/7, with interpretation assistance available.