The Teachers’ Closet Fund at the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation was established in order to ensure The Closet continues to receive funding, and carries on in perpetuity. As budgets have continued to tighten in schools, this is one way to alleviate some of the burden for teachers, who otherwise pay for classroom supplies themselves.
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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.
Eat Well for Life supports community members living with food insecurity and uncontrolled Type 2 diabetes as they adopt healthier lifestyles. During the 13-week program, participants and their households receive food, recipes, meal plans, and diabetes education to learn to eat healthy, move more, and achieve their health goals, such as managing diabetes with fewer complications.
COVID-19 vaccine distribution is picking up speed in many places. With a plentiful supply of vaccine, there will be more urgency to persuade those reluctant to accept it. In September 2020, 49% of Americans told the Pew research group they probably or definitely wouldn’t take the vaccine. By February, that number had fallen to 30%. […]
Our communities have been bracing for a tidal wave of evictions now that federal and state eviction moratoriums have ended and the $600 a week boost to unemployment benefits has lapsed. So far, though, we have not seen this spike. In fact, year to date eviction filings in Winnebago County and the state for 2020 […]
This story was written by Joseph Schulz and featured on the Oshkosh Examiner website, which covers news that will keep you in the know. Visit their website for timely reports on emerging issues and explanatory analysis of trends and topics that affects the local community. After helping workers get to their jobs more than 1,000 […]
By Lisa Strandberg, Project Director, Intersector A pilot wouldn’t fly a plane without consulting dashboard gauges. Unfortunately, many nonprofit leaders pilot their organizations without easy access to the information they need to stay on course. A free regional nonprofit compensation and benefits survey currently under way (Oct. 1-15) will give nonprofit leaders one more gauge on […]
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 […]
By Beth Clay, executive director, N.E.W. Mental Health Connection, Inc. One in eight of our high school students in the Fox Valley are attempting suicide. The NEW Mental Health Connection, in partnership with United Way Fox Cities, is working hard to understand what is driving this alarming trend. Even with all the good work happening in our […]
Over the past five years, the heroin epidemic has had a sweeping and impactful effect on many communities in Wisconsin. Recently, Winnebago County has been identified as having one of the higher overdose rates in the state. Support is growing for many organizations throughout the Fox Valley, and opportunities for treatment and continued sobriety support […]