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WNC Needs Laundry Soap! This basic need is given to each family WNC serves. The goal for this year is big, 750 bottles! Please help us meet this need in the upcoming year. Drop off detergent at Piggly Wiggly, The Village Center, St. John’s or at WNC, 208 South Century Avenue.

Thank you for your consideration!

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FREE English Classes for anyone desiring to use the English language more fluently, no matter where you come from.  Join us at the Waunakee Public Library, Tuesdays, October 2 – November 13 from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Volunteers work with all languages.  There is childcare provided!  For more information contact WNC atwncteam@wauankeenc.com


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Fill the Bus was a huge success!!  Thank you to all of the volunteers and supporters, Fortifi Bank, Peace Lutheran Church, and Lamers Bus Lines for all you have done!

WNC continues to help students throughout the year, so if you have additional school supplies to donate, bring them in!

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Wow! We were blown away by the dedication and spirit the Summer Campers brought to WNC! They learned different ways to give back to their community with their main project being a community car wash, where they chose a fund, made signs, and ended up making over $300 in two hours! This money will be used to purchase supplies for kids – from new toys to diapers to school supplies!

They also helped sorting donations, weeding, watering, and harvesting fresh veggies at the Garden of Dreams, getting ready for National Night Out, and more! Thank you to all our campers for joining us in serving our neighbors, and we look forward to seeing how you will continue to give back!

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The WNC Board of Directors is pleased to announce and introduce our new executive director, Lisa Humenik. Lisa started at the beginning of August and is busy learning about our programs, services, processes, partnerships, volunteers, and donors.
Lisa comes to us with 25+ years of experience working in the nonprofit sector. She jokes that while her husband got the career ladder, which took their family to a number of cities around the country, she got the career jungle gym. This interesting and varied path has allowed her to acclimate quickly to new communities and settings, create connections and partnerships, and gain a wealth of skills and knowledge that she applies to making organizations sustainable and impactful. She is excited about working collaboratively with the board, staff, volunteers, and Waunakee community to build upon WNC’s already strong foundation of success.
Lisa has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Eastern Illinois University and a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit management and leadership. She has served as the CEO of the Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona; as executive director of a K-12 public school foundation, community gardening organization, and a school-based mentoring program; and as director of volunteer services for hospitals and hospice programs. Most recently, she has been consulting for nonprofit organizations and government agencies in the areas of strategic planning, board development, and volunteer engagement. In her free time, she volunteers for a variety of organizations including the United Way of Dane County, Sigma Kappa Foundation, and the Nakoma League.
Lisa’s husband, John, is the publisher of the Wisconsin State Journal and vice president of news for its parent company, Lee Enterprises. They have two adult children, Brian and Lauren, who live and work in Cincinnati.

If you’ve not yet met Lisa, please be sure to stop in and say hello! Watch for information about an open house in September that will be a more formal welcome to Lisa and recognition for all of our amazing volunteers.

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Have you received your free LockMed Lock Box yet?

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection and Waunakee Community Cares Coalition want to give you the tools you need to lock up your medications! Accessibility is the number one contributing factor to the misuse and abuse of medications.

Stop by WNC during our open ours to pick up your lock box, or find out more information at https://tinyurl.com/WNCLockbox

(Please note: Limit 1 per household, must live in Waunakee School District or Town of Dane)

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Did you know? WNC has given away 17 vehicles to families in need!

These vehicles have made a world of difference to families looking to stay mobile, but donating your used vehicle isn’t the only way you can make a difference for a neighbor!

Whether unexpected brake issues leave a family vehicle unsafe or a sudden accident leaves a neighbor unable to get to work, auto repair bills can throw an already-tight budget off track. WNC collaborates with our partners Weaver Auto Parts, Village Mobil, DCAR, and Collision Masters to fix these issues to ensure our neighbors have reliable transportation – but your support makes it happen!

Donate today and designate “WNC Vehicle Program” for your gift!

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