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Hispanic newcomers need all of us working together

Posted on Sep 23, 2021, by

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month which celebrates the long history and rich cultures of the nearly 62 million people who make up the Hispanic and Latinx communities in the United States. The impact of the Hispanic and Latinx population on the economy, history, and culture of this country cannot be […]

Innovative program creates homes for those experiencing homelessness

Teams of volunteers create new living spaces for Pillars’ nationally recognized Single Room Occupancy (SRO) program, thanks to generous donors in the Fox Cities. The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago awarded one of its “Community First Awards” to Pillars of Appleton, one of three nonprofits receiving the annual award. By Lisa Strandberg, Community Engagement […]

Calumet County School Districts Receive Landmark Grants for Mental Health Services

Posted on May 26, 2021, by

News conference at Calumet County Park announcing new mental health screening and counseling initiative. By Jane Frantz, Development & Communications Director, Samaritan Counseling Center A coalition of five Calumet County school districts will begin to offer school-based mental health screening and counseling services this spring thanks to a $231,544 grant from the Basic Needs Giving […]

Wisconsin Veterans Village gets boost to hire executive director

Posted on May 4, 2021, by

By Kim Massey, Wisconsin Veterans Village The Wisconsin Veterans Village, located in Appleton and serving veterans throughout the state, announces the search for its executive director. The position received funding from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership Fund within the Community Foundation supported by the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs, the J. J. Keller Foundation and […]

Increased demand for food continues at The Salvation Army

Posted on Apr 26, 2021, by

By Kristal Knudtson, Director of Development & Communications, The Salvation Army Fox Cities Due to Covid-19, The Salvation Army Fox Cities pantry was overspent by $200k. Since Covid-19 started we have seen an increase of 10% with the amount of food we were giving out in the pantry. Our volunteers have been working hard the […]

Women’s Funds in NE Wisconsin Embark on COVID-19 Impact Study

By Julie Keller, Executive Director, Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region and three other Women’s Funds in Northeastern Wisconsin have come together to collaborate on a sweeping regional study that will lend local data to the assertion made nationwide that women have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 […]