With the month of August halfway gone, Fill the Bus has started strong – thank you to all who have contributed so far!

Help us fulfill all the school supply needs of over 200 Waunakee area students and drop off your new donations at the Lamers’ Little Yellow Bus or at WNC, or make a financial donation using our secure PayPal account link.

 

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On August 19th, 1st National Bank is hosting a car wash to benefit WNC from 11am-2pm! Sign up to be a Car Care Guru and join 1st National staff and the Student Team in washing cars!

Can’t volunteer? “Pop on by” to get your car washed, grab some popcorn provided by the bank, and support WNC!

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Sign ups are now open for WNC’s Annual Community Resource Fair on September 14th at the Village Center!

At the CRF, dozens of area organizations will be present to provide information about their services and programs. In addition, individuals and families will also be able to register for WNC services and programs.

The Fair represents our mission of empowering community members through collaborative partnerships, and we need your help to ensure its success!

Volunteers are needed to help set up the event, register clients, provide Spanish translation, greet guests, take photos, distribute bedding, assist resource partners, provide childcare, bake goodies, and clean up afterwards.  You can sign up online by clicking here.

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Join WNC at Summit Credit Union for Budgeting Basics! Presented by Summit, this free session is primarily around understanding your cash flow/net income and knowing where your money is actually going.

We will discuss best practices with savings/emergency funds, setting up goals, tracking expenses, and tools that can make all of this easier. The class is on Thursday July 20th, 6pm-7pm at Summit Credit Union Community Room.

Register online here.

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June was the first round of Lock Box Distribution for the Free LockMed Lock Box Initiative. Keep an eye out over the next month for details about upcoming distribution dates.

To provide further information about this Lock Box Initiative,  Jodie and Genna recorded an interview with WKOW on June 22nd.  Their interview is scheduled to air during the Wake Up Wisconsin show on Thursday, July 20th from 4:30am – 7am.  Be sure to tune in to check it out!

Caroline from WKOW was such a pleasure and we are so grateful to them for helping us spread the message of this initiative!

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We are excited to announce WNC’s Student Team Leaders for the 2017-2018 School Year!

President: Alesha Steuart; Vice President: Grace Branchaw; Secretary: Olivia Avery; Activities Coordinator: Jenya Christensen!

These students’ dedication to helping other and experience in leadership will be great additions to WNC, and we are excited for the passion and creativity they bring to these positions!

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May 24th was the 5th Annual Living History Museum! We loved seeing these historical figures come to life and had a great time learning about how they have inspired students.

This year, the Living Museum raised $2,540.98 for WNC!

We are so grateful for the 5th grade students for participating, families and individuals for attending, and the teachers for organizing the event, especially Lynn Stenroos who started it all in 2013!

Since the first year, Mrs. Stenroos’ idea has grown to include all 5th grade classrooms and has raised thousands of dollars that support neighbors in need!

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In a recent promotion, Waunakee Community Bank donated $50 to a local charity whenever someone signed up for a new account. Eleven people picked WNC as their charity of choice, and we are so honored! Thank you to Waunakee Community Bank for supporting local organizations, and thank you to those 11 individuals for choosing WNC!

We look forward to working with WCB as we continue our partnership to Build a Stronger Community!

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This cookie season, Brownie Troop 2162 partnered with Lone Girl Brewing Company and had six cookie booths at the establishment in February. From the cookies that they sold, they donated 8 cases of cookies to their Cookie Share: WNC. Genna was presented with the cookies last Monday, March 27th at the Lone Girl! Thank you Troop 2162 for providing neighbors in need with these sweet treats!

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Last week, WNC was able to give away our 15th vehicle to a neighbor in need.

Jenifer is a mother of two wonderful girls and now, instead of having to walk everywhere, has a safe, reliable mode of transportation!

Thank you to the anonymous donor of the vehicle as well as our local partners Weaver Auto Parts, David’s Certified Auto Repair, and Collision Masters for working on the car to ensure its safety for Jenifer and her family!

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