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July 2020

Lawn of Love

July 16

Help us bring joy during this time of isolation to residents at nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior centers throughout Milwaukee through a pop-up lawn display we are calling Lawn of Love. We need young artists to decorate yard signs and families to take down and set up the display each week over the next few months. Older adults have a special place in our heart. Kids Impact Community has hosted intergenerational playgroups since the organization’s inception. Our kiddos…

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Chalk the Walk for Grandfriends

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Johns at the Lake, 1840 N Prospect Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53217
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Send some love to the residents at Saint John’s on the Lake through a chalk message and art on a sidewalk that can be viewed from above by the residents. Description of Event:  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…

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Lunch Pack & Love

July 20 @ 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 closure of schools that provide free and reduced meal programs, 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…

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Chalk the Walk at EastCastle

July 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Send some love to the residents at Eastcastle Place through a chalk message and art on a sidewalk that can be viewed from above by the residents. Description of Event:  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,…

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August 2020

KIC Got Talent

August 1 - September 30

Help us bring joy during this time of isolation to residents at local nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout greater Milwaukee through a virtual talent show. We will be putting together a video of KIC kids doing a dance, performing a magic trick, telling a joke (sky’s the limit) to be shown on campus tv channels where older adults will be able to view it from their own room. Description of Event: Help us bring joy during this time…

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School Supply Drive for Our Next Generation

August 9 - August 13

COVID 19 has caused a great deal of uncertainty for all of us. One thing that IS certain, is that in some capacity, school WILL begin in the fall. Whether it’s in person, virtual, or a combination of both, we know that children all over our community deserve the excitement of starting their year off with fresh new school supplies. Our Next Generation supports thousands of students in the heart of one of Milwaukee’s most challenged communities, through academic tutoring,…

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Care Kits for Caregivers presented by Hickey & Turim, S.C.

August 14 - August 24

During the pandemic, our children and families have provided Operation Sunshine with artwork to share with patients at assisted living centers most of who are under quarantine without access to visitors or even other residents. We would like to further our efforts with Operation Sunshine by spreading love to the health care workers caring for these important people through the provision of Care Kits. Care Kits are small bags that may include: treats, lip balm, face mask, hand sanitizer, lotion…

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Lunch Pack & Love

August 17 @ 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 closure of schools that provide free and reduced meal programs, 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…

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How Young Children Learn About Race a conversation with Dr. Erin Winkler

August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

There is a myth in popular culture that children are "colorblind" or don't notice race. This leads many adults to avoid discussing race and racism with young children or to be unsure how best to do so. In this presentation, Prof. Erin Winkler will review the current research on children's understandings of race, including how ideas about race form, what children learn and when, why we see changes at various ages, and why all of this matters. The second half…

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September 2020

Gardening for Good – Hoop House

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Join us this fall to help The Urban Farm Collaborative harvest fresh produce such as tomatoes, zucchini, and peppers that will be provided to shoppers at the Riverwest Food Pantry! The Urban Farm Collaborative is a partnership between Groundwork Milwaukee and Riverwest Food Pantry and currently has 11 “hoop houses” ready to provide fresh local food to those in need! Purpose: Kids will have the opportunity to get dirty, tend and explore the garden, and harvest food to donate to…

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