Thursday, October 23, 2014

Making Milwaukee Great

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee celebrate the "Year of the Girl"
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee are celebrating the "Year of the Girl." The organization has arranged a number of programs featuring an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math.

Hunger Task Force farm growing food and hope for hungry in Milwaukee area
The Hunger Task Force farm in Franklin is one of only a handful in the country that is run by a food bank. It's a unique way the charitable organization goes beyond just collecting food and donations to feed those dealing with hunger.

Free program aims to prevent breast cancer
More than 8,000 women have been educated through Kohl's Conversations for the Cure in nearly five years.

West Allis girl inspires cleanup effort
A 9-year-old West Allis girl decided the city needed some more looking after and emailed the mayor about her plan to make a difference.

Dukatz family offers inspiration to fill need for more foster parents
At any given time, 2,000 kids are in foster care in Milwaukee County, according to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services.

Milwaukee Animal Alliance promotes adoption message with Sheriff and Alderman
A Milwaukee group, that is against euthanizing pets, has enlisted the support of notable figures from around the community. Through a photo ad campaign, they hope to raise awareness of the need for adoption of rescue animals from local shelters.

Community partnerships help combat childhood hunger spike in summer
The Hunger Task Force provides breakfast, lunch and supper at county-wide summer camps with help of Kohl's.

Wisconsin program helps those facing a life impacted by mental illness
Living with mental illness, Tiodolo DelaGarza III has taken steps to live a very different life than the one he first started. Thanks to programs of WISE, he has a support system in place to achieve success.

Day of volunteerism will grow lives of those with developmental disabilities
Large flower beds to be used for the horticultural therapy program at the Curative Care Network

Zachariah's Acres makes enjoying outdoors fun, natural for special needs children
48 acres for families to enjoy without intrusion