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March 2021

Treats and Toys for Easter 2021

March 1 - March 19

Kids Impact Community has themed March as Food Insecurity month and we are very excited to explore a little deeper into this topic! Let’s talk, needs versus wants! Join us for an at home opportunity to work with your children to help them better understand the difference between things we need in our life to survive and things we want in our lives that may not be necessary to thrive. You will do this by preparing an Easter Basket filled…

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Art Kits for Caring Kids – March

March 6 - March 21

Coronavirus has left so many of our elderly community members feeling alone due to needing to be isolated from others for their health and safety. Our playgroups at their facilities have been cancelled indefinitely and they miss seeing our kids’ happy faces while having fun, playing games and doing crafts. Artwork created by our kids and photos of them can bring great joy in what can feel like dark times. So many of our kids enjoy doing art projects...now they…

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Grab-N-Go Meals for Runaway and Homeless Youth

March 9 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Pathfinders is deeply committed to ensuring that all youth are safe, healthy, independent, successful and valued. Pathfinders Drop-In Center provides basic needs assistance and intensive case management to homeless and vulnerable youth ages 14-25. The center provides programs focusing on employment, education, independent living skills and social support services. Additionally, the center provides access to bus tickets, hygiene products, clothing, laundry, shower facilities and food. Amidst the current realities with COVID-19, the center has switched to providing grab-n-go meals. That…

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Grab-N-Go Meals for Runaway and Homeless Youth

March 10 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Pathfinders is deeply committed to ensuring that all youth are safe, healthy, independent, successful and valued. Pathfinders Drop-In Center provides basic needs assistance and intensive case management to homeless and vulnerable youth ages 14-25. The center provides programs focusing on employment, education, independent living skills and social support services. Additionally, the center provides access to bus tickets, hygiene products, clothing, laundry, shower facilities and food. Amidst the current realities with COVID-19, the center has switched to providing grab-n-go meals. That…

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Social Justice Story Time – Food Insecurity

March 10 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

This month, KIC is focusing on projects around hunger and food insecurity. Join a Social Justice Story Time about these big ideas with Rona Wolfe, an experienced kindergarten teacher. Through three stories, our children will have the opportunity to learn about and process the complexity of the topic in a way that even the youngest kids can understand. In eastern Wisconsin under regular circumstances, 1 in 10 people are struggling with hunger. The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched even more Milwaukee…

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Lunch Box Notes and Suncatchers for Seniors

March 12 - March 31

Calling all artists! We invite your kids to paint suncatchers as a small gift of joy and sun to 250 older adults who live independently and participate in Milwaukee County’s Senior Dining Lunch Program. Write a sweet note or draw a little picture to include along with their suncatcher. In a normal year, Milwaukee’s five senior centers offer adults 50 or better a space to socialize, exercise, eat together and participate in classes and programs. With all of this programming…

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Seeds for Change: Growing Seedlings for Food is Free MKE

March 15 - March 21

Spring is just around the corner and that means it’s planting time! We invite your kids to get their hands dirty by planting a variety of veggie seeds that they will help nurture over the next two months. No gardening experience necessary! Martice and Amy Scales of Scales Family Farm have created a video tutorial on how to plant and give your seeds the best care! Once seedlings are more mature, they will then be given to Food is Free…

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Garden Homes Food Pantry Bag Pack

March 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Many families in our community suffer from food insecurity and Garden Homes Lutheran Church in Milwaukee is committed to helping alleviate this burden by providing food to community members in need. Purpose: Your children will help pack 40 food pantry bags with canned and boxed food items that will be given out the next day to families and individuals living with food insecurities.  Impact: We hope that all of the children participating will grow in awareness of how to help…

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Tiny Seed, Big Difference: A Virtual Session at Groundwork Hoop Houses

March 16 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a virtual event with Groundwork Milwaukee where we will discuss food insecurity within our own community, talk about how urban gardens help bring healthy food to tables, and listen to a story read by one of the lead gardeners at the Maglio Hoop Houses! In addition, your family will get the opportunity to plant your own seed at home to be brought to the Hoop Houses and planted this summer!  Description of Event: Spring planting at the…

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Grab-N-Go Meals for Runaway and Homeless Youth

March 18 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Pathfinders is deeply committed to ensuring that all youth are safe, healthy, independent, successful and valued. Pathfinders Drop-In Center provides basic needs assistance and intensive case management to homeless and vulnerable youth ages 14-25. The center provides programs focusing on employment, education, independent living skills and social support services. Additionally, the center provides access to bus tickets, hygiene products, clothing, laundry, shower facilities and food. Amidst the current realities with COVID-19, the center has switched to providing grab-n-go meals. That…

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