First Tee is a youth development organization that enables kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with a life skills curriculum, we create active learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids can carry to everything they do.
Are you crazy enough to play 100 holes of golf in one day? Here’s your chance! Registration is now open for this year’s 100 holes of Golf benefitting The First Tee! 100 holes of golf will be held on Monday, June 28 at South Hill Country club in Fond du Lac with tee off at 7am.
Learn more about First Tee and register for 100 holes of golf at firstteesoutheastwisconsin.org
Every 73 seconds someone in the United States is sexually assaulted, and every 9 minutes the victim is a child. Let’s Talk Teal is our campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April.
We are partnering with local businesses to raise awareness about sexual violence in our community and how YOU can help end it. Visit sacc-foxcities.org and our Facebook page for more information on how you can participate in our Let’s Talk Teal campaign.
The Center is a free, confidential resource available 24 hours/day, seven days/week. Call 920.733.8119 to speak with a trained advocate. Or, for more information online visit sacc-foxcities.org.
This National Volunteer Month, Fox Valley Literacy is giving a special shout out to all the amazing and dedicated tutors who volunteer their time to share the power of learning.
Literacy needs affect every single aspect of someone’s life. For over 30 years, Fox Valley Literacy volunteers have been transforming not just lives but generations, by helping motivated students achieve better, higher paying careers, access needed & preventative health care, and become more involved in their child’s success in school.
Fox Valley Literacy has students waiting for tutors, so if you are passionate about learning or helping others to make a better life, don’t wait to get involved! No teaching or foreign language background is required – just sign up to attend one of our upcoming new tutor trainings by visiting foxvalleylit.org or calling (920) 991-9840.
Nonprofit Leadership Initiative
– New Website Connects Volunteers with Board Opportunities
Nonprofit Leadership Initiative has a mission to provide Fox Valley nonprofits with opportunities for leadership development and learning to better achieve their missions.
The Non profit Leadership initiative would like to spotlight the Board Connect program. Board Connect is an online platform which allows local nonprofits to post their board and committee opportunities for free to a broad audience of interested community members. Employers also use the site to refer their staff interested in giving back to their community or volunteering.
There are currently 83 agencies and 63 open board or committee postings on Board Connect.
The need for nonprofit board, committee and task force members is ongoing.
To view open board or committee postings on the Board connect website go to www.npleadershipfv.org/boardconnect/
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 Needs Volunteers
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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