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July 2021

Meal Kits for Food Pantries: Green Salads

July 15 - July 26

What’s for dinner? Deciding what to put on the table can be overwhelming – it requires some planning, getting the essential ingredients, having the right tools, and spending time in the kitchen. While food pantries offer access to foods and ingredients, preparing a complete nutritious and tasty meal can be challenging for communities experiencing food insecurity. Meal kits include all the ingredients and cooking instructions. It offers the communities an easy way to enjoy a complete, wholesome meal, as well…

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School Supply Drive for Our Next Generation

July 16 - August 1

Last year was a marathon of uncertainty and change. Let’s help our community’s kids start this year off strong complete with a fresh set of new school supplies. Our Next Generation supports thousands of students in the heart of one of Milwaukee’s most challenged communities, through academic tutoring, enrichment programs and social support, with tangible results: better grades, higher high-school graduation rates, improved self-esteem, and positive attitudes toward the future. Activities: Children and families have the opportunity to shop for…

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Packing Diapers for Milwaukee Diaper Mission

July 17 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Milwaukee Diaper Mission, in collaboration with their partner organizations, empowers families in need by providing a reliable source of free diapers and period products.  Since its founding in September, 2020, the MDM has distributed an average of 18,000 diapers and 10,000 period products per month.  KIC families will count and package diapers to be distributed throughout the Milwaukee community. Families can choose to either go to their Bayview facility on Saturday, July 17 for a specified 45 minute time slot…

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Garden Homes Food Pantry Bag Pack

July 19 @ 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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Gardening for Good – Hoop House

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us this summer to help Groundwork Milwaukee and the Maglio Urban Farm prepare garden beds, plant, water, and harvest fresh produce such as tomatoes, zucchini, beans, and kale that will be provided to shoppers at the Riverwest Food Pantry! Groundwork Milwaukee collaborates with Riverwest Food Pantry to provide just food systems in the Milwaukee area! They currently have 11 “hoop houses” ready to provide fresh local food to those in need! Purpose: Kids will have the opportunity to get…

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Gardening for Good – Hoop House

July 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us this summer to help Groundwork Milwaukee and the Maglio Urban Farm prepare garden beds, plant, water, and harvest fresh produce such as tomatoes, zucchini, beans, and kale that will be provided to shoppers at the Riverwest Food Pantry! Groundwork Milwaukee collaborates with Riverwest Food Pantry to provide just food systems in the Milwaukee area! They currently have 11 “hoop houses” ready to provide fresh local food to those in need! Purpose: Kids will have the opportunity to get…

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Chalk the Walk and Lemonade at EastCastle

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Older adults have a special place in our heart. Kids Impact Community has hosted intergenerational playgroups since the organization’s inception. Our kiddos have learned patience, kindness and how to make new friends of all ages, and our grandfriends benefit tremendously from the interaction with our children. As you well know, older adults are the population most vulnerable to COVID-19. Nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior centers have ended visitation and shuttered nearly all of the gathering places for older…

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Lunch Pack and Love 

July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In eastern Wisconsin under regular circumstances, 1 in 10 people are struggling with hunger. Today, the disrupted food chains, the unexpected loss of income, the additional needs and quickly revised emergency food services have only added increased strain onto what was already an ongoing challenge. Just One More Ministry, located in Glendale, is an organization that rescues excess food from area restaurants, food suppliers and caterers and repackages it for shelters, food pantries and community members in need. With the…

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Putting Trash to Work – Sleeping Mats for the Homeless

July 30

Help the homeless and the environment at the same time! Keep plastic grocery bags out of the landfill by converting them into a plastic yarn called “plarn” used by Mercy Mats of West Allis to crochet cushy sleeping mats, which will be distributed by Repairers of the Breach. The mats are lightweight, portable, easy to clean and offer a great barrier between the ground and the body to help retain body heat while sleeping outdoors. Staying warm can be the…

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August 2021

Sponsor a Student

August 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

As you well know, last year was a marathon of uncertainty and change. This fall all students will finally leave their kitchens and bedrooms to head back to the classroom - in-person. Students and teachers will have to work harder than ever to catch up from the learning gaps from last year. To make this just a bit easier on students facing financial obstacles, we invite your family to put together a backpack filled with all of the essential supplies…

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