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.
With one unexpected life-changing event, such as a loss of wages, a medical emergency or a worldwide pandemic, people who have never needed help before can find themselves visiting a food pantry for the very first time.
Homelessness is not OK. No one thinks so. The general public often thinks of individuals experiencing homelessness as “someone else.” But they are community members right among us. They are moms and dads, aunts and uncles, friends and coworkers, or sons and daughters of the people we know. Homelessness is not a choice most people […]
Jake’s Diapers has partnered with the Green Lake County Health and Human Services Department, Bella Medical Clinic, and the Children’s Wisconsin Start Right Home Visitor program to get free diapers into the hands of those who need them the most.
ADVOCAP, a nonprofit organization creating opportunities for people and communities to reduce poverty and increase self-sufficiency, has faced many challenges due to COVID. Their work revolves around one-on-one support for people interested in finding affordable housing, accessing education and job opportunities, and seeking emergency financial assistance. Like others, ADVOCAP has changed their approach to engaging […]
Recent grants from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation totaling almost $28,000 have been awarded to Park View Health Center, Miravida Living and Evergreen Retirement Community. The bulk of the grant money will pay for new technology to keep residents connected but safe in the age of COVID-19.
$5 million in additional funding has been released to regional nonprofits for emergency relief from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership within the Community Foundation, supported by the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs, the J.J. Keller Foundation, Inc., and other community partners. Leaders from the U.S. Venture Open and the Basic Needs Giving Partnership are responding to growing need among charitable […]
By Colleen Harvot, Director of In-Home Care at Valley VNA Senior Care I am very fortunate to be part of Memory Care Respite Partners, a twice-monthly program in Oshkosh. It’s ironic that a program developed for people and families experiencing memory loss has proven itself so successful at making new memories. Every time I participate […]
Every child deserves a champion. Efforts to provide area youth with adult mentors will get a “shot in the arm” as a result of a new round of Basic Needs Giving Partnership grants. The grants, which were recently awarded by the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, will fund collaborative projects in Winnebago, Green Lake and Waushara […]
GOAL Develop pathways for individuals to secure economic stability and opportunity. CHALLENGE More than one out of four people who served time in prison and were released are looking for work but cannot find a job. SUCCESS Journey Together Service Dog Finding employment after incarceration can be very difficult for those seeking to turn their […]