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WNC Christmas Meal & Holiday Programs

With your support, Waunakee Neighborhood Connection (WNC) will provide its annual holiday programs for families and seniors in the greater Waunakee area who are in need of assistance, particularly during this special season. Our Christmas meal, Adopt-a-Family, and Kids’ Shopping events help ensure that everyone in our community has a happy holiday. Your gift will also extend the warmth of the holiday season throughout the year with ongoing programs that provide clothing, household items, furniture, and support services that make it possible for neighbors in need to move from difficult times to thriving.

With a donation of $25, you can provide a family of 4-6 with the fixings for a wonderful meal including a ham, potatoes, green beans, fruit, gravy and pie. Larger gifts will support multiple    families with a Christmas meal and year-round programs that make Waunakee a stronger and   more connected community.

Donate online or mail your donation with this form.

To volunteer for an upcoming holiday program, visit our Volunteer page.

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Waunakee Community Schools, in partnership with WNC, have started the annual collection of electrical cords, cable, and broken Christmas lights. The drive will run from Oct. 29 through Jan. 11, with collection bins near the office at each Waunakee public school. Check out this video to learn more about how to prep the cords and the positive impact your donation will have!

 

 

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It’s Winning Wednesdays at Papa Murphy’s!
When you buy a delicious Take ‘N Bake pizza on
November 7th, 14th, 28th, or December 5th,
our supportive friends at Papa Murphy’s will
donate 10% of the purchase price to
Waunakee Neighborhood Connection.
Everybody wins!

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Registration is now open for WNC’s 5th annual Horrible Holiday Sweater Shuffle! Grab your friends, family, and your favorite horrible holiday sweater and join this festive 5K run/walk “shuffle” kicking off at 9:00 AM on Saturday, December 1st at The Lone Girl Brewing Company. For more information and to register, click here!

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As we approach winter and the holidays, it can be especially difficult for families financially – heating bills are starting to kick in, kids have extra projects at school, an unexpected medical need arises, or the general cost of living rises.
Your generosity will be a huge blessing to a family, relieving much of the burden by providing gifts they would not otherwise be able to afford. It will make a tremendous difference in the life of a grateful family right here in our community!
We invite individuals, families, organizations, and businesses to adopt a family this holiday season.
How it works:
1) Complete the online registration by Nov. 12 with your contact information and preferred family size. You may also contact WNC at (608)849-5740 or wncteam@waunakeenc.com to register.
  • Choose a family size (1,2,3, 4, 5+) based upon your desired financial commitment (a general guideline is $100 per family member)
2) Once we receive your confirmed family size, we will contact a family and request the following information from each family member:
  • 3-4 needs – Examples include: Coats, winter apparel, clothing, pajamas, undergarments, pillows, bedding, towels, boots, kitchen items, personal toiletries
  • 1-2 wants – Examples include: DVDs, book, movie rentals, video game, gift card, toy
  • 1-2 need/want for the family as a whole – Examples include: gas card, laundry soap, toiletries, cleaning supplies, kitchen item
NOTE: We ask families to provide specific sizes, gender, and color to help you in selecting items
3) We will send the family’s needs/wants list to you
4) Purchase your gifts for the family
5) Wrap all packages
6) Label each package as per the list you receive…i.e. 12-year-old girl, mom,
4-year-old boy, etc.
7) Deliver your gifts to WNC no later than Monday, December 10th

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Arboretum Elementary School’s 4th Grade students, along with Fortifi Bank, welcome all for Cocoa Mocha.
Where: Arboretum Elementary School Parking Lot | 1350 Arboretum Drive
Why: Warm up with freshly brewed coffee or hot chocolate in exchange for a small donation. All proceeds benefit Waunakee Neighborhood Connection.
Coffee donated by M-N-M’s Coffeehouse.

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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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