ZCare is committed to making a difference in our community. Along with our friends at Mattress Outlet La Crosse, 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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Elliot Heller is a fourth grader who is currently in remission from his battle with cancer. Viterbo's “Love Your Melon” crew hosted a football game for Elliot and his friends to play against the Viterbo Men's basketball team.
Love your Melon began in MN with the simple idea of putting a hat on every child battling cancer in America. Their apparel is made in the USA and half of net proceeds from the sale of all Love Your Melon products are donated to Love Your Melon’s nonprofit partners in the fight against pediatric cancer.
CLICK HERE to purchase a Love Your Melon Hat! Be sure to note the Viterbo Campus Crew at check out!
La Crescent-Hokah Elementary, Middle or High School
State Bank of La Crescent
La Crescent Library
Prince of Peace Church
A LITTLE INFO ABOUT IT:
Mission: Soles4Souls is a not for profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing.
Everyone deserves a good pair of shoes. Since 2006 Soles4Souls has collected and distributed 26 million pairs of shoes to those in need in 127 countries around the world and all 50 states in the U.S.
Every day children are prevented from attending school, adults are unable to work. Walking becomes unbearable. A new pair of shoes provides relief in many developing nations around the globe, in times of disaster, and helps bridge the economic gap in the United States and Canada.
Partners in Excellence (an Autism Therapy Center) is opening their secure parking lot on Thursday September 29th from 5-9pm and all day Saturday October 1st starting at 8am for Fest goers to park. Parking will cost $5 per car and all funds raised will go directly to LaCrosse Area Autism Foundation. Partners in Excellence is located at 901 Caledonia St.
n 9/11/2001, FDNY Battalion Chief Richard Picciotto responded to a call at the World Trade Center. Soon after, he found himself trapped under the rubble of the North Tower.
Join him on September 21, 2016 at 12 PM at The Weber Center of Performing Arts to hear the harrowing true story of an American hero and his recount of one of our nation’s darkest hours.
Or stop by The Weber Center of Performing Arts at 428 Front Street South. Their box office hours are 11am - 5 pm Monday thru Friday.
August 22, 2016 – Sept 5, 2016
Noah’s Ark is excited to once again invite Military, Fire, Police, EMTs, Doctors and Nurses to our 2016 Salute to Heroes End-of-Summer Event! Expanded this year to include the last two weeks of the summer, this event allows free admission for our heroes who would like to relax with friends and family. Each hero’s guests will pay just $19.99 + tax, our lowest gate price of the season! Noah’s Ark is proud to give back to those who devote their lives to preserving our health and safety. Your ID Badge (with photo ID) is your admission ticket!
A low income family who has a disabled son had to fix an emergency home repair issue and needed help getting school supplies and food. Zcare donated a gift card to help them out. We received the following email shortly after their family member picked it up. I just wanted to share with you her appreciation:
"We just left Walmart and you should have seen their faces, it was priceless...needless to say he has school supplies and outfits :) thank you all SOOO much!!!"
Thanks to DAYS INN LA CROSSE CONFERENCE CENTER, we're able to continue to do great work in our community.
Run Details: On Saturday, October 15, 2016 race day registration opens at 4:30 pm and the race starts at 6:45pm. The fun run is approximately 1.9 miles in and around Sparta Memorial Park and the River Run Golf Course. Runners wear a flag football belt, and run the course while Zombies attempt to infect as many runners as possible by taking their flags. Pre-registration is $25 and includes your shirt, House of Shadows Haunted House ticket, plus raffle entry for GREAT prizes.
Proceeds benefit the Children's Miracle Network and the Miss Sparta Scholarship Program
Dean was diagnosed with bone cancer at the age of 16. It was an unbearable battle, but not unbeatable. He went through extensive surgeries, chemo and radiation. He nearly lost his leg to this ravishing disease...but he grabbed cancer by the throat, and beat it. At age of 18, just beginning his adventure into adulthood....the cancer came back. It has metastasized. Dean lives in La Crosse with his girlfriend and her family. His dedicated mother travels to La Crosse to be at all his appointments and due to missed work and traveling expenses, her income is very limited. There are 3 trial drugs that are very expensive but viable options for saving his life.
At age 6, Jojo was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) which is high blood pressure that occurs in the arteries in the lungs. Please join Jojo's family at NORDIC LANES in Westby for CHINESE RAFFLE, 50/50 RAFFLE, BAKE SALE, DINNER, PIE AUCTION, and more to try & help this family out with upcoming expenses. Jojo’s mother, Hollie, will be speaking at 5 PM about this disease.
With our sponsor Days Inn La Crosse Conference Center, Zcare was able to donate to USO Wisconsin this week.
USO Wisconsin's list of donations includes:
New or gently used iPads, Xbox or Playstation systems and games.
Seating for the center in light grey, beige or dark brown.
Beverages in bottles or cans, about 150 servings in off season (Sept- April) and 300 in summer (May-Aug)
Any snacks are always good as well. Single serve packaged ones work the best. Fresh fruit, pastries, and bread for PB&J sandwiches.
Travel toiletries are always hot items for the troops as well as charging cables.
Large capacity coffee pots.
Here is what the New Mobile unit could use for those that do not arrive commercial and will arrive at Coglan:
10 x 10 tents, lawn chairs, large coolers, snacks and beverages
Office Supplies: envelopes, ink (HP #932, HP # 933, CANNON IMAGE CLASS TONER lbp7110cw), and printer paper.
September 24, 2016
VFW in Viroqua at 3pm.
Meal (free will donation); Chinese Raffle, Live Auction, Pie Auction, and Wine Auction.
On Tuesday, February 2nd a snowplow and Brian’s SUV collided on Highway 14/61. Unconscious but breathing Brian was extricated from his vehicle and taken to Gundersen Hospital. Brian spent 2 ½ months in various medical facilities recovering from his multiple injuries along with a traumatic brain injury.
Currently, Brian is receiving speech, physical and occupational therapies at their home but will soon be transitioning to outpatient therapy in Viroqua. Brian has made tremendous progress but still has a long road ahead of him.
Brian and Marlene have lived in the Viroqua area for over 20 years and have 3 sons.
Brian works at Viterbo University in the maintenance department. Due to the severity of the brain injury, there is no timeline on when he will return to work. Marlene is a teacher in the Viroqua School District. Marlene was at Brian’s side during these past months of hospitalization and rehabilitation and was unable to work.
Friends and family of the couple are hosting a benefit to bridge the gap between the loss of income and the ongoing medical expenses. The benefit will be held on September 24, 2016 at the VFW in Viroqua beginning at 3pm.
Activities include: Meal (free will donation); Chinese Raffle, Live Auction, Pie Auction, and Wine Auction.