Past Projects

Kids Helping Kids with Our Next Generation

There is nothing more beautiful than kids helping kids! 40+ families went shopping to make sure that the youth served by Our Next Generation (ONG) are ready to start their school year off strong with a fresh set of new school supplies.

After working hard to bring in all of the heavy stuffed backpacks, we went on a tour of ONG and saw kids taking piano lessons, gardening, and learning about US states. We were even introduced to the goats living on the property this summer by teens who are learning animal husbandry. We rounded out the tour with a fast and furious game of tag on the playground with the ONG kids. It was a beautiful morning!

Gardening for Good – ADOPT A WEEK – Parkway

Herbs, eggplant, strawberries, squash, tomatoes, and so much more!

All of these delicious treats await the sun, water, and care by our very own KIC families who will tend to the gardens with our ADOPT-A-WEEK project.

Thank you to all of the families who have come out so far this summer to fill our garden beds with plants that we hope will bear many fruits, veggies, and herbs to share with Kinship Community Food Center later this summer and fall.

Your helping hands and loving hearts will help nourish the bodies and souls of our neighbors.

There’s still time for your family to ADOPT A WEEK with the Gardening for Good project.

Milwaukee Diaper Mission

Thank you to the families who participated  in our partnership with the Milwaukee Diaper Mission, it was a huge success. We packaged approximately 15,0000 diapers either in person or at home. Milwaukee Diaper Mission acts as Milwaukee’s basic needs bank, partnering with local social service agencies to provide a reliable source of basic essentials for the families they serve.

TIE BLANKET COMFORT KITS FOR GREAT LAKE HOSPICE

We are so grateful for the families who participated in this project with Great Lakes Hospice! Our KIC families tied over 20 blankets that were delivered to the residents at this location. The blankets were full of color and several included a special hand written note from the kids who worked hard to tie each strand! The hospice coordinator was so happy to receive them all and said the blankets will bring a smile those who are comforted by them and most likely will remind them of their own grandchildren! 

Next Door MKE Book Drive

KIC Families! You did it again! We delivered hundreds of books to Next Door MKE because of your generous donations. We are so pleased to get books into the hands of children and teachers all over Milwaukee with this partnership. 
An extra special thank you to the strong families who carried the books to the doorstep of Next Door MKE – Angie Stowe, Sarah Vinson, Annie Turim, Erin Lemoine, Jobea Murray and Lynn Raines. 
We may be physically distant, but we sure can make difference in our community in thoughtful ways!