By donating our time, resources and creative cuisine and sharing our unwavering love for our neighbors, we think we can help make our Milwaukee community a stronger, more beautiful place to live, work and play!
Here are a few of the charities and events we support annually:
Physical & Mental Health
Ignite Recovery is a grassroots recovery program, which creates a safe space to support recovery for those in our community. Their mission is to help individuals suffering from addiction find and sustain long-term recovery by enhancing their lives and the lives of their families.
Did you know?
- More than 70,000 Americans died from drug-involved overdose in 2019, including illicit drugs and prescription opioids.
- More than 90% of people who have an addiction started to drink alcohol or use drugs before they were 18 years old.
- Americans between the ages of 18 and 25 are most likely to use addictive drugs.
- Almost 21 million Americans have at least one addiction, yet only 10% of them receive treatment.
Rogers Behavioral Health provides children, teens and adults with inpatient, residential and outpatient care. Their focus is treating OCD, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders and addiction in an urban environment.
Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” for families who have no place to stay while their seriously ill child is being treated at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
WBCC works tirelessly to be an advocate for those suffering from this horrible disease, educates the public about prevention and treatment and fights for positive policy change to protect those with breast cancer.
Did you know?
- Breast cancer death rates declined 40% from 1989 to 2016 among women. The progress is attributed to improvements in early detection.
- No one knows the exact causes of breast cancer.
- Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast.
- About 43,600 women in the US are expected to die in 2021 from breast cancer
Human Rights & Homelessness
Courage MKE is a collaborative movement that helps LGBTQ youths, teenagers, young adults and college-age students who have suffered mental or physical abuse and/or are displaced or homeless. The Courage House and its staff provide an environment in which each resident can feel safe and a part of the Courage MKE family by providing counseling, healthcare and life skills.
Hebron House offers three separate shelters to provide emergency, short-term and long-term housing solutions to individuals and families struggling with homelessness and/or hunger. They have three different locations that serve different demographics in our community: June House for women, children and families, Siena House for men and Jeremy House for those with mental health needs.
The Women’s Center provides safety, shelter and support to empower all impacted by domestic abuse, sexual violence, child abuse and trafficking.
The Hope Center provides assistance to those in need by offering a variety of services. These are always changing to meet the needs of the community, but options include a clothing shop, minor medical services, a day center, a meal program and a mock interview program to help those who are unemployed find sustainable employment.
NCVR is committed to serving all victims of crime, acknowledging the achievements in victim services and allied professions, honoring those who have gone above and beyond in their service to others and remembering crime victims and survivors. Each year, families get together to mourn the loss of a loved one with others who have also lost loved ones. ZHG prepares an elegant meal for this annual event at no charge.
HIV & AIDS Awareness
Incorporated in 1985, ARCW provides a corporate structure that enabled AIDS education and support services to expand in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin. ARCW provides support to patients dealing with poverty, poor nutrition, homelessness and legal issues. They also operate seven food pantries throughout the state, and each person is given a grocery bag of perishables and non-perishables.
The organization has several locations throughout Wisconsin providing care to anyone, without question.
As the AIDS epidemic ravaged Milwaukee in the 1980s, this fundraiser was started to financially assist MAP, the Milwaukee AIDS Project, which is now the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW). All proceeds from THE CHALLENGE FUNDRAISER were, and are today, 100% donated back to the community. Today with the permission of ARCW, the Challenge Event is now focusing on smaller LGBTQ organizations such as The Brady Street Clinic, Holton Street Clinic, LGBT Community, Courage MKE and many more, donating on average $85,000 annually.