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Clothing for Confidence: The Importance of a Good Foundation

Posted on Aug 10, 2021, by

 By Johnna VanDeurzen, Annual Giving & Grants Specialist, Community Clothes Closet Clothing may seem incidental to people who have adequate and functional attire, but for anyone who does not, receiving the gift of the right apparel can have profound effects. Community Clothes Closet in Menasha has been providing free clothing to people experiencing economic challenges […]

Menasha Neighbors Helping Neighbors through the pandemic 

Posted on Mar 9, 2021, by

By Julie Filapek, Neighborhood Partners program of Goodwill NCW What is the purpose of an organized, connected neighborhood? The Jefferson Park Neighborhood (JPN) in Menasha has written their own answer through the pandemic. In 2019, JPN Connector Vicki Bokelman knocked on hundreds of doors to learn about neighbors’ knowledge, skills and interests. Because the JPN […]

Needs urgent for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley

Posted on Oct 26, 2020, by

A Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley student receives nourishing food and care along with learning and fun. But resources are shrinking and the needs continue to grow. By Melissa Wurzer, marketing coordinator, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley Within days of school closures all across our community, the Boys & […]

Grand Chute Couple Invests in the Future

Posted on Jun 29, 2020, by

Larry Sawyer and Debra McDowall have high hopes that the Fox Valley remains strong and vibrant, especially for the next generation. “We do feel we owe our community a debt of gratitude, as it has been so kind to us,” says Larry, who married Debra 40 years ago. The retirees live in Grand Chute and […]

Better planning, fewer gaps make for Safe Routes to Parks

An exercise in identifying safe ways to get to parks presented by Fox Cities Greenways generated a 10-page primer on how to achieve better recreational trail development. About 35 municipal and regional planners, town leaders and interested residents initially met at Miron Construction’s headquarters in Fox Crossing Nov. 8 to learn what the national Safe […]

Big plans for Rock the Block in 2019

Posted on Mar 27, 2019, by

Rock the Block 2019 Brillion committee members: Left to right: Bob Endries, Sarah Wylie (Habitat), Ryan Roth (Habitat), John Weyenberg (Habitat), Pat Endries, Sarah Pielhop.  A $50,000 grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation is just one of many gifts from generous donors that will help expand Rock the Block into Brillion […]

STAR Program to focus on opportunity

By Greg Lemke-Rochon, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley Being “worst in the nation” isn’t something we are used to in the state of Wisconsin. But, according to the esteemed Annie E. Casey Foundation, Wisconsin’s African-American children score at the very bottom of their Race for Results index, a composite of 12 […]

Public TV offers new teaching aid for Neenah-Menasha educators

Posted on Jun 4, 2018, by

Neenah and Menasha elementary students will have a piece of hometown history in their hands for the 2018-19 school year. With the help of a $10,000 Bright Idea Fund grant from the Community Foundation, Wisconsin Public Television was able to create educational, multimedia resources that complement the Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Neenah-Menasha documentary. The materials include a […]

Grant helps tell Neenah-Menasha story

There will be two opportunities this week to get an advanced look at a Wisconsin Public Television documentary on the complicated history of Neenah and Menasha, produced with support of a Community Foundation grant. The upcoming episode of “Wisconsin Hometown Stories” (which airs July 31) will be screened Wednesday, July 26, at Miron Construction’s Wenzler […]