Each month during the school year, a large truck from the Community Clothes Closet in Menasha is filled with clothing, bedding, winter wear, and personal care items for its visit to the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh. Students referred by OASD school social workers shop at the Traveling Closet, and everything is free of charge.
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In normal times, camp is already invaluable for kids of all backgrounds. Camp provides opportunities for problem solving, learning together, meeting new people, and navigating social interactions in a relaxed and fun setting and, most importantly, outside of the house.
An often-unseen population of people experiencing homelessness are teenagers. We know they are out there, often “couch surfing” moving from friend to friend depending on whichever family will help them out, or take them in for a few nights. Estimates put homeless teens in the Oshkosh area at 150 to 200 annually in recent years. […]
For the unforeseeable future, students in the Oshkosh Area School District will conduct their learning virtually. In response, the Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh and the Oshkosh Community YMCA have created learning pods at their locations, allowing more than 300 students access to computers, while learning and playing at a safe distance from each […]
This year, keeping young people on track academically means clearing a major hurdle – logging on to the virtual classroom. Grants totaling $23,900 helped the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh and Oshkosh Community YMCA quickly pivot when the Oshkosh Area School District announced its plan to start the school year with a hybrid virtual/in […]
Marc Dosogne (pictured center) has been involved with the Boys & Girls Club organization for over 30 years, most recently as the Chief Executive Officer of the Oshkosh Club. This year, the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and Marc is preparing for retirement in December. He hopes that the […]
As 2018 comes to a close, the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is humbled and grateful for the amazing year we’ve had thanks to our wonderful donors and supporters. This past year, we celebrated 90 years working to improve the lives of all who live in the communities we serve. With the support of our gracious […]
School-based mental health services and self-sufficiency coaching were among six new grants awarded to more than 17 nonprofits in the Oshkosh area to fight poverty. The grants total $1,037,400 – almost twice the highest amount awarded in any year during the Basic Needs Giving Partnership grantmaking program’s 9-year history at the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. […]
OSHKOSH, WI — As a young girl, Amanda Schulz understood this about money: Her family didn’t have much of it. She grew up in poverty. She was fortunate to recognize opportunities to move herself onto a better path in life – a statistically unusual thing for a poor child to do. A former member of […]
OSHKOSH, WI – The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation continues its efforts to combat poverty with grants totaling $270,975 to projects and programs in Winnebago, Green Lake and Waushara Counties. The grants, funded by the U.S. Venture Basic Needs Partnership and distributed by the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, […]