November brings in shorter days, colder temperatures, and sadly, the end of United Way month. But what a month it was! In a whirlwind of events, we were able to raise $1,824 with the NIS match. Thank you all for your participation and continued support. We look forward to what next year’s United Way month may bring!
For the remainder of the year, we will be focusing on The Milwaukee Women’s Center (a part of Community Advocates). The center’s mission is to, “provide holistic care to empower women and families who are experiencing abuse to live safe, independent, and healthy lives.” The Milwaukee Women’s Center provides a variety of services for women and families experiencing abuse including an emergency shelter and specialized services.
To assist in the center’s mission, we will be holding a needs-based drive from November 20th through December 22nd. The center’s requested items are listed below; please note the center requests that items be new. Many of the items are basic needs, but toys for children and pampering items (like makeup or perfume) for women are also included and would make great ‘gift-like’ donations for the holiday season.
*New this year: since we will not be raising money from employees for this event, please tape your receipt to your donation. To “match” the employee’s contributions, the total cost of items purchased for the drive will be matched by NIS and donated as a monetary contribution to the overall campaign. We look forward to doubling our gift this way!*
Milwaukee Women’s Center Wish List