ZCare is committed to making a difference in our community. We provide support to our friends and neighbors in a number of ways and we couldn't do it without you. Thanks for your partnership in improving the lives of those in need.
To submit a request for assistance or share benefit details, email ZCare@z933.com.
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The Salvation Army is still looking for volunteers for their Red Kettle Campaign and their Christmas Boutique on Copeland Ave! Alex Riley, their Volunteer Coordinator, stopped in this morning to chat with the Morning Buzz about their need and how you can help. If you're interesting in volunteering you can call Alex at 608-782-6126 or register online HERE
We are so honored to be able to make this donation to the Norma J. Vinger Center for Breast Care at Gundersen Health System.
The $2,500.00 donation is composed of a portion of the ticket sales from our Divafest event and a matched donation from Z93's ZCare Foundation thanks to our sponsors, G.E.C.U. and Mattress Outlet La Crosse.
1950S CHRISTMAS DISPLAY AT HISTORY ROOM IN SPARTA
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – of the 1950s – at the Monroe County Local History Room in Sparta. Starting Monday, November 13th, visitors can time travel to the not-so-distant past by viewing the History Room’s special Christmas display, “A 1950s Christmas.” This retro holiday display recreates what Christmas morning might have looked like sixty years ago, from the classic toys under the tree to the linoleum flooring under the toys. Bask in the nostalgia as you view dozens of the most popular playthings of the 1950s on display right in front of your eyes. Time travel through television as you watch 60-year-old commercials on a 1953 TV. Get goosepimply as you page through Christmas catalogs from six decades ago. Bring the whole family and see what Christmas morning was like in the 1950s.
The museum display, “A 1950s Christmas,” runs from November 13th through January 13th. The public is invited to a special open house on Monday, November 13th from 6:30-8pm. Enjoy a sneak preview of the display as well as sweet holiday treats. The Monroe County Local History Room is located at 200 West Main Street, Sparta. Regular museum hours are Monday-Saturday, 9-4:30. The History Room will also be open until 8pm on November 24-25, December 1-2, and December 8-9. For more information call 608-269-8680 or visit Facebook.com/MCLHR. Admission is free.
Here's a note from Rotary iFeed:
For additional information, head to the iFeed website
Dahl Automotive, in both La Crosse and Onalaska, is promoting a “Fill the Truck” food drive during their “SAVE BIG BUCKS SALES EVENT”. From November 1-November 18, both locations will accept non-perishable food items and cash donations to help feed their neighbors in need.
Five generations of the Dahl family have influenced the automobile industry for over 100 years. Dahl Automotive is the eighth oldest Ford dealer in the nation under continuous family ownership. This has been made possible through years of guest loyalty, which stems from a constant focus on the guest's complete satisfaction with our products and services.
“Dahl has been part of this community for five generations and we’re proud to be able to help an organization that is so instrumental in serving our community,” said Tyler Dahl, VP Strategic Initiatives, Dahl Automotive La Crosse, WI.
The Hunger Task Force, La Crosse’s only FREE and LOCAL Food Bank collects food throughout the region and distributes to local food programs. It currently serves over 95 meal sites and food pantries in La Crosse, Vernon, Trempealeau, Monroe, and Houston Counties. In 2016, 1.4 million pounds of food were recovered through donations and food drives for free distribution to its network of partner food pantries and community meal sites in our area.
For more information, contact:
Shelly Fortner, Executive Director
Hunger Task Force of La Crosse
VP Strategic Initiatives
Z93 and Zcare to help support the Coulee Region’s iFeed Drive
La Crosse, WI: Z93 is holding a food drive to support iFeed this Wednesday morning, November 1! We will be collecting non-perishable food items with the Hunger Task Force from 6:30-9am at the Sunfish on Hwy 35 in Onalaska. Mid-West Family Broadcasting is encouraging the community to drop off goods that morning to help iFeed feed those in need.
More information on iFeed:
The 3rd Annual iFeed will be held on Saturday, November 4, from 8am to Noon at Logan High School, in La Crosse, Wis.
iFeed is a one-day event that works to alleviate hunger in the world and in our own communities. It is organized by seven area high school Interact Clubs and their Rotarian advisers. Interact is the high school equivalent of Rotary that focuses on teaching servant leadership.
iFeed has two parts: Part 1 involves packing 75,000+ dried meals in assembly line-fashion. These meals have been shipped to communities in Nicaragua for the past two years. Part 2 involves collecting non-perishable food items in the weeks leading up to iFeed and then bringing the collections to Logan High on the day of the event. The food items will then be counted, sorted and trucked to the Hunger Task Force where the food will be distributed to area food banks. The Interact students are asking the local communities to support them by bringing non-perishable food items to iFeed on November 4.
Also, iFeed has found a way to get 21,000 dried meals to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico! So those meals will be shipped to San Juan where they are still dealing with the terrible effects of Hurricane Maria! The remaining meals will be sent to Nicaragua.
For additional information, head to the iFeed website
Irving Pertzsch Elementary has adopted Hopkins Elementary in Texas to help with Hurricane Releif!
You can drop off any school supplies, gently used children's clothing (ages 4-11 - no tears, holes, stains, etc.), books, or funds at Irving Pertzsch now through Oct. 20th. Fastenal is shipping all of the items down to Texas for us! If you can't make it to Ona, they may just send donations to Irving Pertzsch Elementary, c/o Sarah Frie, 524 Main Street, Onalaska, WI 54650.
Project My Neighborhood is attempting a world record for largest Nerf Battle in Blaine, MN at The National Sports Center on Saturday October 14th. They're looking for more than 3,500 participants and 200 inflatables as barriers.
Here is what their events look like: (Previous Event video)
They're doing it for October National Bullying Prevention month. This is a free event asking for voluntary donations ($10 per player) with proceeds going to PACER.org and Project My Neighborhood's #blastingtobattlebullying campaign.
This year's local events:
September 15th @ 5 PM
Caledonia , MN
St. John’s Elementary School field (Outdoor event)
Address: 720 N Marshall St, Caledonia, MN 55921
September 16th @ 2PM
La, Crescent, MN
Old Hickory Fields
Address: Jonathan Ln, La Crescent, MN 55947
September 17th TBD
West Salem, WI TBD
More info from Project My Neighborhood:
We have a unique approach to Bullying Prevention discussion using Nerf Blasters in our events. We talk about 5 topics throughout our event and although anyone can play and enjoy our events we target 8 to 12 year olds.
- Protect Yourself
- You are Not Alone
- Choices we Make
- Over Coming Adversity
- Slippery Slope Teasing vs. Bullying
Promoting our World Record Attempt for largest Nerf Battle and raising funds for October National Bullying Prevention month.
- Is Bullying an issue?
- Like Nerf?
- Want to be a part of a world record attempt?
If you answered yes to one or more of these three questions we have an experience you can’t miss!
From the family's GoFundMe Page:
On the morning on July 20, our lives changed in a way we could have never predected. What started as 6 inches, quickly grew to 6 feet of water, overtaking our entire home.
Our dad (most of you know him as Brucie Bumchuckles) tried to save what he could, but the water rose so fast, and became so unexpectedly high, that almost everything was lost. The furniture, appliances, electronics are the most apparent, but the ones that matter are the family heirlooms, all family pictures, the things we had tucked away for future "Bumchuckles" generations. 6 feet of water is something that you think only happens on the news, not to your home.
While we can't replace the heirlooms or the pictures, Brucie still needs a place to sit, and dishes to eat off of. The insurance will cover some, but there is a significant gap.
Please join us for a benefit on August 25 at Dock 7, filled with bands, a silent auction, terrible jokes, and lots o' beers. Event details can be found on the Facebook page: When it Rains, it Pours: A Bumchuckles Benefit
If you are not able to make to to the benefit, we've set up this GoFundMe for those who would still like to contribute. Any proceeds not used to refurbish or re-furnish the house will be donated to other flood victims in the La Crosse area.
We love you all.
Help Mid-West Family Broadcasting collect school supplies for kids in need in our area.
Donations can be made through August 11th at Shopko locations (Mormon Coulee Road, Onalaska and Rose Street), River Bank locations, (South La Crosse, North La Crosse, Holmen,Stoddard, and Bangor), Cartridge World in Onalaska, and WAFER Food Pantry