We have 50 seniors throughout Waukesha County hoping to have volunteer snow angel for this winter. Interfaith Waukesha needs help with its "Holiday Giving" program through Dec. 12 and snow removal during the winter season.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The lobby of a downtown Milwaukee BMO Harris Bank branch is decked out for the holidays with trains and more than 150 life-sized, costumed animals. For each visitor to the display, the bank will donate $5 to Feeding America.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Fifteen designer vendors will be showing their wares for holiday shoppers from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offices at 200 S. Executive Drive, Suite 200, in Brookfield.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Elmbrook's elementary schools stuffed a school bus with even more food than they did last year, all to help the Hunger Task Force.
Elmbrook students and their families donated 11,500 pounds of food to the Hunger Task Force, stuffing a school bus with even more food than they did last year. Last year, four Elmbrook elementary schools gave more than 4,500 items and 8,500 pounds of food. This year, all Elmbrook elementary schools participated in the "Stuff the Bus" event Friday, with more than 7,000 food items donated. First Student bus company donated a bus and delivered the food to the Hunger Task Force, said Michael Fox, a third-grade teacher at Dixon Elementary School. Costumexpress.com (BuySeasons) donated a Ginger Bread costume, and the Milwaukee Bucks gave ticket vouchers to all who donated.
The public is invited to bid on auction and raffle items at all six All About Learning day care centers, all to benefit Courtney Felecia Buss, a preschool teacher who was shot in the Azana Spa tragedy.
At three years old, the day care children really don't understand what happened to their teacher, Miss Courtney. They just know her leg was hurt but it's getting better and they helped her by doing what they could to help set up a center raffle and auction. The auction — which is open to the public through Monday and features coveted items like a shovel autographed by the "grave digger" former Green Bay Packer Gilbert Brown — is boosting the spirits of Miss Courtney, 22, who was one of the survivors of the Azana Salon & Spa mass shooting. Courtney Felecia Buss, a preschool teacher at All About Learning in Oconomowoc, also worked as a receptionist at Azana. She called the day care center on Monday, Oct. 22 to let them know she was at …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Stop in the Radisson Hotel in Wauwatosa from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. to see beautifully decorated Christmas trees, enjoy music and more, and bid on raffle items to benefit the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society and more.
The newly opened Culver's of Elm Grove donated more than $14,000 to the Azana Spa Benefit Fund for the families of the women slain in the Oct. 21 mass shooting. Red Oak Counseling also raised funds.
Culver's in Elm Grove is donating more than $14,000 the the Azana Benefit Fund for the families of the three mothers slain in the Oct. 21 spa shooting. The store, which just recently opened around the busy Moorland-Bluemound Road corner from Azana Salon & Spa, held a big event Nov. 8, saying it would donate 100% of all sales from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The community responded in force, with the restaurant's drive-through lane snaking back out onto Bluemound Road and patrons eating quickly to give up their tables to more families. Red Oak Counseling of Elm Grove, led by Roxanne Guenther, also organized a raffle that was held in Culver's Nov. 8, which raised another $1,480 for the spa's benefit fund at Associated Bank. "We want to thank the …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The newly opened Culver's in Elm Grove — around the corner from Azana Salon & Spa — was hopping Thursday after announcing it will donate 100% of its Thursday sales to the families of women killed in the spa shooting.
At lunch time Thursday, the drive-thru lines for the newly opened Culver's in Elm Grove were so long, cars backed out onto Bluemound Road. And inside the restaurant at dinner time, the place was packed. Why? The community rallied behind Culver's and its generous offer to donate 100% of all sales all day Thursday (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) to the Azana Salon & Spa benefit fund for the children of the women killed in the spa shooting Oct. 21. Customers tried to eat quickly to give up their tables for more customers. Families waited patiently a few extra minutes as a bolstered staff worked quickly to deliver all orders. And while they waited, they could also buy raffle tickets organized by Red Oak Counseling of Elm Grove, who received a table full …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
To add a Gateway to Technology (GTT) program at Wisconsin Hills and Pilgrim Park middle schools, the Elmbrook Education Foundation is seeking donations to assist the school district.
The EEF Board of Directors has announced their support for the District's implementation of the Gateway to Technology (GTT) program at both of Elmbrook's Middle Schools. Elmbrook is already a leader with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) curriculum at the High School through its offering of the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program. PLTW courses benefit students that elect to take these classes. The GTT foundation units will be integrated into the core curriculum at the middle school. This benefits ALL students by emphasizing critical thinking, creativity, innovation and real-world problem solving. GTT specialization units will be made available through elective coursework to extend the curriculum for those with a passion …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Donate your old artificial Christmas tree to Treetime Christmas Creations, and receive 15 percent off a new one of your choice.
A Christmas tree is the center of most families holiday decor. But for households who can't afford a holiday tree, many simply go without. An Illinois business has partnered with the Salvation Army to help make a tree a reality for needy families, and this year the program has expanded to the Milwaukee area. Treetime Christmas Creations and the Salvation Army are teaming up for the second year in a row to gather donated artificial Christmas trees that will go to the less fortunate. Anyone who donates their old tree will receive a 15 percent discount on a new one from Treetime from now until Oct. 31. Milwaukee-area residents should call 1-800-SATRUCK and indicate they have a tree to donate. The Salvation Army truck will pick up their tree …