Last month, Farmland Fitness held their big Friday Night Lights event series to raise money for WNC programs and services!

Each Friday for five weeks, Farmland held their high-energy, in-house competition complete with DJ, raffle prizes, and cheering supporters.  In addition to their Friday celebrations, Farmland Fitness partnered with The Lone Girl Brewing Company for their St. Paddy’s Day Hangover Brunch, and The Lone Girl donated a portion of their proceeds from that day to WNC!

Taylor and Kory came by on National High-Five Day to drop off the check, so we just had to celebrate both occasions! Thank you to the Farmland community and The Lone Girl for supporting WNC- these athletes take Building a Stronger Community to a new level!

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In 2017, our Build a Bed program raised enough money to gift 25 new beds to families in need!

A new bed makes an incredible difference in the lives of these families, whether it is replacing a worn-down mattress or providing an alternative to sleeping on a couch or even the floor.

A grateful recipient of one bed wrote how much her life has improved, saying, “Now I wake up NOT in so much scoliosis pain in my back and neck. Having a bed really makes my home feel complete.”

Thank you to our generous Build a Bed donors for giving the gift of a good night’s sleep – Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation, Heritage Elementary PTO, and Neighbors (NH&RH, ET, WH, RC&RR) – and to Waunakee Furniture for partnering with us to provide and deliver these beds!

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Save the Date – Waunakee Garage Sale Days are May 10-12! WNC’s Garage Sale raises thousands of dollars for our programs and services – it’s a great way to find bargains while supporting our community! If you have any items in good condition you no longer need but don’t want to host your own sale, donate them to WNC for our sale!

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WNC had a powerhouse group of students volunteering on Tuesday morning!

These hard-working Middle Schoolers got through several projects – from organizing supplies to testing and assembling donations to clearing the driveway of snow!

Thank you to Mr. Farnsworth and these awesome student volunteers!

If your class or organization would like to set up a group volunteering session, contact us at wncteam@waunakeenc.com!

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Tech savvy with a mind for data? We could use you as a data entry volunteer! WNC has several areas of data entry we are looking for assistance with. Whether you are more comfortable with Excel or database work, we have projects for you! Email us at wncteam@waunakeenc.com for more information!

Volunteers must be detail-oriented, experienced with sensitive information, and able to follow written directions. Training will be provided for database entry.

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“Just a Fixn'” is WNC’s Vehicle Program.

Many of us take for granted the importance of a reliable and safe vehicle. Each year WNC gives away several cars , which gives the ability to go to work, find a place to live, go to school and doctors appointments among many other things.

However…

Think about driving around in a car with a hole in the muffler. There is a simple fix, but it can be an expense that is far down on the list of bills to pay.

What about a tire that has the cords showing? Not safe, but that extra $100 for a tire plus the extra service fee can mean less groceries, gas or rent money.

Not having heat or air conditioning can make health problems worse. Sometimes just a $10 part can fix this major problem.

That all-important oil change can keep a car running just a little bit longer.

This year, WNC is expanding it’s vehicle program to include repairs!

How can you help…

#1 – Donate a vehicle
It doesn’t have to be able to take a trip around the world and it doesn’t have to be brand new, the vehicle needs to be reliable and safe.

#2 – Donate Repair Services or Parts
Do you own a repair shop or parts store? Donate parts or services, or gift cards to perform the repair services.

#3 – Donate to the Vehicle Program Fund
Donate money to the fund. This gift could cover the registration/title cost of donated vehicles, or be applied towards the cost of a repair.

Neighbors need good working vehicles. By donating to this valuable program, you will help a neighbor stay connected to the community and move forward to a more sustainable life by maintaining their existing car in a safe and reliable running order.  If donating online through our PayPal option, please indicate “vehicle repair program” with your donation.

Thank you for your support of this important program!

 

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Did you happen to notice some fancifully shaved martial artists around town?

Eleven heroic men with follicular fortitude at Moh’s Martial Arts put their razors to rest for the month of November while students and families of Moh’s cast votes at $5 each for the beard styles each man should groom and sport proudly for the entire first week of December.

Together, they raised over $3,000 for WNC programs and services!

Thank you to all who participated in the MOHvember fundraiser!

We love your creativity and passion for supporting our community!

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Now that construction has wrapped up on Century Ave (yay!), we are excited for Nick Maxfield to start work on his Eagle Scout project updating the landscaping in front of WNC!

Between his GoFundMe and other donations, Nick is about 1/3 of the way to his goal and needs your help!

Donate online or by check (mailed to WNC – noting Nick Maxfield Eagle Scout Project in memo) and share his efforts with your friends.

Nick’s project will go a long way in ensuring our building is a welcoming presence for those in need, and we are so fortunate to be the recipients of his service!

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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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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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