Girls on the Run of Northeast Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Girls on the Run provides 3 different social and emotional learning programs for girls in grades 3-8 that incorporate physical activity.
Girls on the Run announces their virtual fundraising campaign called "Help Activate Her Star Power.” The funds raised will go to ensuring that girls across northeast Wisconsin have a safe and encouraging program to turn to this fall. The fundraising campaign takes place now through October 11th online at girlsontherunNEW.org and on their Facebook page.
Harbor House provides programs and services to victims and survivors of domestic abuse in Outagamie and Calumet Counties. In addition to a 55-bed shelter that provides safe, temporary housing to women and children - men can receive housing as well- Harbor House offers one-on-one counseling, group support programs, legal advocacy, economic advocacy (financial literacy, assistance with gov't support programs) transportation programs and a 24/7 Helpline.
The Purple Porch Light Project is designed to raise awareness of Domestic Violence. October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To show support for victims and survivors of Domestic Violence, Harbor House encourages residents of Outagamie and Calumet Counties to change porch lights or outdoor lighting to purple for the month of October. Businesses are welcome to participate as well and any business with a marquee or programmable sign is encouraged to display a supportive message such as; This is our Purple Porch Light. More information on The Purple Porch Light Project is available at harborhousewi.org/purpleporchproject/
Pillars provides support to individuals facing homelessness in the Fox Cities. From homelessness to coming home, Pillars provides shelter, support, and solutions to address the housing needs in our community.
Pillars provides shelter to 135 individuals each night, and over 49,000 shelter nights each year. While individuals are in shelter they receive warm meals every day, individual case management, group counseling and support, showers, and laundry services.
Pillars is seeking individuals to assist during dinner service in multiple ways; 1) Provide & deliver ready-to-eat dinners to 45 individuals at either shelter 2) Provide, prepare, and serve dinner to 45 individuals at either shelter. 3) Serve dinner (without providing food) at either shelter.
Dinner is served Daily, from 5-8pm at Pillars Adult Shelter on College Avenue and from 4-7pm at Pillars Adult & Family Shelter both in Appleton
To Volunteer or assist during dinner service or to find out more email email@example.com or call 920.734.9192 ext.125
International Youth Sailing of Oshkosh is a non profit organization providing basic recreational sailing instruction to people of all ages, from all walks of life, in Northeastern Wisconsin. They instruct people on how to sail in Lake Winnebago, Lake Michigan, Elkhart Lake and Shawano Lake. Their fundraiser is called "Project Owen" in memory of the founder’s son, Owen Eliasen, who was an integral partner, instructor, and sustaining member of International Youth Sailing of Oshkosh.
More information about The Owen Project, or international youth sailing of Oshkosh and how to donate at sailoshkosh.com
The Board on Aging and Long Term Care, Volunteer Ombudsman Program provides advocacy to consumers residing in long-term care facilities, representing consumer rights of dignity, respect and freedom.
Serving residents 60 and over volunteers act as the eyes and ears for the Regional Ombudsman by making unannounced weekly facility visits to assigned facility.
By becoming a volunteer you can make a difference in the lives of elders. A
New Volunteer Ombudsman Training program begins in September. For more information on how to become a volunteer visit longtermcare.wi.gov
The Mill: A Place for Writers, now in its eighth year, was founded with the idea of creating in and for the Fox Cities a literary center that would encourage community among, and provide teaching and learning opportunities for, writers at all levels, by offering a broad range of classes, workshops and lectures for interested adults.
The Mill offers classes in the writing of Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction, all taught by experienced teachers, themselves accomplished and widely-published writers.
The Mill has a new website (millwriters.org) with the latest updates about upcoming classes, and contests, along with writing news and tips.
Apricity is a full-spectrum, state-licensed, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse certified treatment and recovery program. Providing inpatient and transitional residential treatment, mental health counseling, recovery support services, sober living, employment and job readiness to individuals afflicted with substance use disorders.
Apricity Residential Treatment is currently open and operating. Therapists provide clients with on-going, individualized, comprehensive treatment for alcohol, drug and/or chemical dependency and mental health needs. Apricity's in-patient residential treatment programs provide a highly structured environment with one-on-one sessions and daily group therapy that build a sober life.
If you or a loved one are struggling with substance use go to apricityservices.com or contact Apricity at 920-739-3235.
The Fox Valley Veterans Council is a non profit organization providing emergency funding of basic needs for area veterans. They assist with housing, utilities, car repairs, college textbooks and materials needed for employment. Currently the Fox Valley Veterans Council is still working at their main office at Hooper Law under social distancing.
They have also had two fundraising events cancelled and are in need of public support. Visit foxvalleyveterans.org or their Facebook page to learn more and to donate.
University of Wisconsin Fox Valley Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises funds to support higher education through student scholarships and grants, faculty and staff development and campus enhancements for the Fox cities and Menasha Campus.
The University of Wisconsin Fox Valley Foundation announces their fundraising event e.a.t.s. 2019 e.a.t.s. stands for Educational Assistance Through Scholarships and the event will feature celebrity chefs, food, entertainment and raffles. Tickets are $40 dollars and can be purchased by calling 920-832-2849. More information on the event can also be found at uwosh.edu
ESTHER is a non-profit interfaith social justice organization made up of people seeking to create a community that is more equitable and devoted to the common good. ESTHER works to identify and impact issues of injustice, train everyday leaders and transform community by dissolving boundaries of race, creed, social and economic divides.
ESTHER presents “Creation Demands Justice” their 16th Annual Banquet on Sunday November 3rd at 5pm at Liberty Hall in Kimberly. The Keynote Speaker this year is Winona LaDuke an internationally acclaimed author, orator, and activist. She is a graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities and has devoted her life to protecting the lands and life-ways of Native communities.
More information is on the event is available at esther-foxvalley.org
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