The non profit We EmpowHER provides women and children with a safe, supportive community where participants are encouraged and empowered to engage in year-round programming, utilize community resources, and embrace the best versions of themselves as valued community members.
Join We EmpowHER and the Wisconsin Herd, the official NBA G League affiliate of the Milwauakee Bucks on Saturday, March 2 for HER Day, a remarkable event dedicated to celebrating and empowering women. HER Day is an extraordinary opportunity for women to come together, learn, inspire, and grow. It’s a free event where influential speakers from across Wisconsin will share their expertise and stories to support and uplift women.
Then in the evening its HERd Night: Join friends, family and supporters of We EmpowHER on Saturday March 2, The Herd will change its name for one night to the Wisconsin HER to celebrate women’s achievements and women empowerment! That’s on March 2 at 6pm at the Oshkosh Arena and it’s the Wisconsin Herd vs. Maine Celtics and a portion of every ticket sold will be donated back to We EmpowHER.
More information can be found at WeEmpowHER.org
The Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac provides creative, educational and fun after-school and summer programs for youth ages 6-18. Their group-based programs are rooted in three core program areas: Academic Success, Character and Leadership Development and Healthy Lifestyles. Maintaining a well trained and caring staff team, the Club provides support programs to all types of children and families in the Fond du Lac area. Our goal is to ensure that youth are able to overcome any barriers they may have to living a productive life and reaching their full potential.
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac is to empower all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens through academic, social and emotional support.
The Reach for the Stars Dinner & Auction takes place on Friday February 23 at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Fond du Lac benefitting the Boys & Girls Club’s summer programs provided to all youth in the Fond du Lac community and surrounding areas. The event includes dinner, a silent/online auction, raffle, and other unique opportunities to support our youth, as well as words of inspiration from the Club’s 2023-24 Youth of the Year, and a special program.
For more information go to bgcfdl.org/reach
The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley’s Signature event “Vintage in the Valley” is on Saturday March 9th at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center in downtown Appleton. It’s an uplifting and elegant evening and will feature a champagne reception, four course wine dinner, raffles, auctions, entertainment, inspiring stories of local young people on the path to a great future and more. Join caring members of the community as they welcome together and raise their glasses in support of the fourteen thousand youth served by the club. With Access to opportunities for academic support, creative growth, as well as a wide array of life enriching programs and services led by caring adults, local youth are inspired and enabled to reach their full potential through the club.
Tickets are available at vintageinthevalley.org
St. Joe’s Food Pantry serves the food insecure in our community by providing weekly food products, free of charge, to those who need them including homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, schools and Boys and Girls clubs. Last year, they distributed 2.7 million pounds of food through their outreach programs, transfers, and internal pantry and they serve over 600 families per week at their pantry.
Now through the end of the Summer St. Joes is embarking on their first ever capital campaign project. The project will renovate St. Joe’s current building and prepare for the future by contributing to their endowment fund. To donate go to stjoesfoodprogram.org
UWO Fox Cities Foundation Theatre For the Mind December 2
UWO Fox Cities Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise funds to support The UWO Fox Cities campus. Announcing Theatre For the Mind: An old time radio themed fundraising event on Saturday December 2nd starting at 6pm at the UWO Fox Cities campus in Menasha. Guests can step back in time to the Golden Age of Radio and watch Norman Gilliand and the Skywave Audio Players recreate a radio drama broadcast. An exhibit of a restored antique radio collection will also be on display. Tickets are $30 online and $35 at the door.
For more information or tickets go to tinyurl.com/Theatre4TheMind
Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass serves the public with admission-free entrance to their museum. They provide extraordinary glass experiences to spark fun, kindle creativity and illuminate learning for all. Last year Bergstrom Mahler Museum of glass hosted quarterly Art After Dark family friendly evening events with live entertainment food and drink, art glass art exhibitions and distributed art activity day scholarships for children. They also held an online auction which benefited over 50 glass artists, hosted Night At The Museum, a lively 1920s team celebration and presented the second annual Glass Arts Festival.
Bergstrom Mahler Museum of glass needs your support to continue to share their exhibitions and programs admission-free for all. To donate now during their year-end appeal visit bmmglass.com
CASA of the Fox Cities provides children that have experienced abuse or neglect with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), or community volunteers, so that they may have at least one caring, consistent adult in their lives as they navigate the child welfare system. CASAs teach kids about appropriate, safe adult relationships and provides the Court with objective information about the child's wellbeing, safety, and call to permanency so that the Court may make decisions based on the best interest, needs, and wishes of a child.
CASA’s Hope for the Holidays Gift Card Drive and Toy Donation takes place November 10th through December 8th. Gift cards and cash donations can be dropped off at their office located at 1500 Casaloma Dr. in Appleton.
Toys can also be purchased on their website casafc.org
Loaves & Fishes of the Fox Valley serves free, nutritious, evening meals every Monday,Wednesday and Friday to anyone in need. Both eat-in and take-out options are available. The organization is a food assistance program that helps people struggling with food insecurity. Last year they served over 11,000 meals. They also provide care packages for the homeless, winter apparel, and holiday dinners. Loaves and Fishes also provides children with Easter baskets, Christmas gifts and school supplies.
The Loaves and Fishes end-of-year fundraiser, Who’s Hungry in the Fox Cities is taking place now through December 31st.
To donate, volunteer or learn more visit loavesandfishesfv.org
Trim Hunger is a nonprofit organization that aims to alleviate hunger by organizing community fundraisers to provide food to families in need all year round. Additionally, they work towards stocking food pantries to ensure that shelves are filled with essential items for those who require assistance.
Announcing their fundraiser and holiday concert Grateful Groove on December 15th at 6:30pm at Lawrence Memorial Chapel. The voices of the Appleton Boy Choir will fill the air with classic Christmas songs. Also featured will be the band Pegasis, Nashville singer/songwriter Sam Carey, singer Cassie Carter Boyd from Denver and Grammy winner Bonnie Lou Bishop. The evening will be hosted by Good Day Wisconsin’s Rachel Manek and Trum Hunger Founder Josif Wittnik.
More information and tickets available at https://gratefulgroovetickets.eventbrite.com
Fox Cities Festival of Lights is a non-profit organization who has helped raise over $34,000 since 2019 to help other non profits. Fox Cities Festival of Lights provides a free holiday light display for the community to enjoy. They set up and run a family friendly festive walk and holiday light display at Darboy Community Park. The display, which is expanded this year includes a trail through the woods and a paved trail filled with custom made light displays and over 100,000 lights! Santa will be there every night until December 23rd. The event runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Thanksgiving to New Years from 5-9pm.
More information available at www.foxcitiesfestivaloflights.org
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