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April 2016

(In)visible reveals homelessness

Posted on Apr 29, 2016, by

Walk into the new exhibit on homelessness at the History Museum at the Castle in downtown Appleton and the large photo you see is by a man named Del. Turn the corner, and Del stares back at you in a larger-than-life portrait, his face painted and topped by a fuzzy red and black hat that […]

10 Things Heard at Celebrating Our Volunteers

Posted on Apr 20, 2016, by

Nearly 600 people gathered in the grand ballroom of the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel April 19 to honor volunteers in eight award categories at the Celebrating Our Volunteers gala. Here are some of the highlights of the things they heard. Leah Witthuhn, Youth Volunteer honoree, on her nonprofit Music Mission: “To be able to have […]

Earth Day grants

Posted on Apr 19, 2016, by

The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region celebrated Earth Day on April 22 by announcing two grants from its Environmental Sustainability Partnership grant program totaling nearly $50,000 to improve water quality in the lower Fox River and build an amphitheater at Waupaca’s Eco Park. The Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance received $23,900 to develop a database […]

Small acts can save little ones

Posted on Apr 12, 2016, by

Small acts can fight evil. Small acts can succeed where overwhelming force can’t, or isn’t present. Each of these more than 400 pinwheels displayed at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Commercial Street building in Neenah, represents a child in our community who was the victim of domestic violence, neglect, sexual assault or severe trauma. The Child […]