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Grants Making a Difference

Rescuing Whispering Pines

Once a quirky private park open to the public, Whispering Pines (now part of Hartman Creek State Park) underwent a transformation led by the Friends of Hartman Creek Park and Waupaca Historical Society. Slowly and subtly, over 50 years, Whispering Pines fell into despair due to a lack of state funding. Much of the park […]

The Transformative Power of Storytelling for Elder Women: Empowering Voices, Preserving Legacies

Storytelling has long been a cherished tradition within communities and cultures, serving as a means of passing down knowledge, values and history. For elder women, in particular, storytelling holds a special significance, offering them a powerful tool for self-expression, empowerment and preserving their legacies. As an audio producer, I saw a wonderful opportunity to document […]

Chilton benefits from Rock the Block

Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity recently held its 20th Rock the Block event in Chilton. Rock the Block brings together residents, municipalities and community partners to complete exterior home repairs for low-income homeowners as well as community-based projects. These improvements help beautify neighborhoods, increase property values and neighborhood safety, and have a ripple […]

Spirit of service

When a group of concerned citizens and parents of children with developmental disabilities got together in 1964, the result was the creation of the Sheltered Activity Center (SAC), which operated until 1989. The SAC Developmental Disabilities Fund, founded in 1990 by Larry Abler and John Cumicek, continues SAC’s mission in an important and ongoing way. […]