ZCare is committed to making a difference in our community. Along with our friends at G.E.C.U. and 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.
ZCARE - UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, December 15, 2017 - Sunday, December 17, 2017
The John Cina Seven organization will hold its third annual pumpkin ball tournament June 24-26 at the Genoa Village Park. The weekend will also include a Friday fish fry, Sunday chicken Q, music, raffles, and other activities for the entire family.
John Cina devoted his adult life to helping the youth of the greater La Crosse area. John was a Residential Treatment Facilitator aiding in the development of at risk youth at the Family and Children Center Residential Treatment Facility in La Crosse. Coaching was one of John's greatest loves. He was the varsity coach of the De Soto basketball, as well as an assistant for the De Soto football and Onalaska State Champion Legion baseball team. If you played slow pitch softball anywhere near La Crosse, you have probably played with or against John.
John was an asset to the community and always willing to help. The John Cina Seven fund carries on this legacy by raising money to benefit the communities within the De Soto Area School District and other youth programs and local ball fields. Please come help us celebrate a great man and raise money for an excellent cause.
Benefit for Liam Baines
Centerville Curling Club, State Road 54
Saturday, June 25th, 4:30 PM
Liam Baines was diagnosed with SMA Type 1 in November of 2015, at just 5 months old. Help support Liam and his family and join them for an evening with dinner, music, an auction, and raffles.
Mathea, age 13, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in March 2016. She is coping really well and doing an amazing job at managing her new challenges. She will live with these challenges for the rest of her life.
People with type 1 often get dangerously low blood sugar levels while sleeping. There are many resources for preventing and helping with that problem, but a very effect solution is owning a diabetic alert dog. That is a specially trained dog that can smell the glucose changes and wake the person even saving their lives.
Mathea is raising money to get an alert dog so everyone can sleep better at night. They are thousands of dollars, but Mathea is doing yard work and babysitting to help raise the money. The family is also asking a favor of you for a donation of any size.
Please come along side Mathea and help her get to the goal of $15,000 to buy a Diabetic Alert Dog that will be specially trained just for her through Diabetic Alert Dogs of America.
On May 15th, 2014 GECU lost their friend and co-worker Linda after her courageous battle with cancer. They will be celebrating her life and the lives of so many affected by cancer during our 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Week. Last year they were blessed by the generosity of so many to raise over $2,500. This year, their goal is to surpass $3,000! From May 9th – May 13th, GECU will host a week’s worth of activities including a Chicken-Q, drawings, and a Chinese raffle. All monies collected will go to support the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event held in La Crosse on August 6th, 2016.
Date & Time:
Saturday, May 21st at 9:00 a.m. (same day registration at 8:15 a.m.)
About the Race:
The River to Ridge 5 Mile route is engulfed in nature’s beauty! This challenging trek starts at the Mississippi River in Riverside Park, winds through the La Crosse River Marsh trails, and leads to a lush, green view of the Mississippi River Valley from Hixon Forest’s bluff top.
Shuttle service will be available post-race from the bluff top (on Hwy. FA across from the weather station) to take participants back to Riverside Park beginning at 11:00 a.m.
- $30 April 23rd – May 20th
- $35 Morning of Race
Race Packet Pickup:
Packet pickup will be at WisCorps headquarters located at 789 Myrick Park Dr. in La Crosse, WI. Packets will be available from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 20th. Packets will also be available at the registration tent at Riverside Park on race day.
- Awards for top 3 finishers in each age division
- Overall female and male champion trophies
- T-shirt for pre-registered participants **shirt and size only guaranteed thorough May . 11th
Post Race Party – Food and Live Music!
After the race, participants will enjoy a blufftop celebration with food, refreshments, and live music!
Sisters Sara and Ester will be serving on a medical outreach to Swaziland, Africa July 9-19 2016. They will be working with Medical Servants International a non-profit, all volunteer organization that provides free healthcare to developing nations. During their outreach they will be setting up clinics to provide healthcare to the people living in rural mountain villages. We are holding a silent auction to help with the costs of the outreach including medical supplies.
Many donated items from businesses and individuals. Some of which include:
* Handcrafted items
* Gift baskets
* Autographed mini Packer helmet
* Household goods
* Gift certificates
* and much more
Bring your friends and family to Viroqua Saturday, May 28 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am at the Vernon Country Fairgrounds in the Youth Activity Building right next to the Farmer’s Market.
You can pre-register for this event at livingforliz.com or by calling Rod's Powersports directly at 608.788.4514
Day of event registration starts at 8 am with the ride starting at 10. Registration fee includes t-shirt and lunch along with 2 beverage tickets. Lunch will be served at McCormicks at Rolling Ground, WI. The ride will end at The Sports Hub in La Crescent, MN.
The Memorial Day Honor Ride Motorcycle Rally for The Highground Veterans Memorial Park will be held on Memorial Day, May 30th. This Honor Ride will have six different routes with starting points in Boscobel, Medford, Minneapolis, Neillsville, Tomah and Waupaca.
The routes will tour scenic areas in the morning, eventually joining together in Neillsville at the American Legion Post #73, 6 Boon Blvd in Neillsville at approximately Noon – 1:00 pm. The entire Honor Ride will proceed through Neillsville and enter The Highground Veterans Memorial Park prior to The Highground’s 2:00pm Memorial Day Ceremony.
Registration for the Honor Ride is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Each registered rider will receive an Honor Ride patch or year rocker and lunch at The Highground. All proceeds from the Honor Ride will go to The Highground to help continue its mission of Healing and Education.
To ride in the Memorial Day Honor Ride, please contact a route leader (Boscobel info is below) or The Highground to get info on the other routes. 715-743-4224
BOSCOBEL Route—Reg. at 7:00am, Leave at 7:45am-BP Amoco on Hwy 61—Boscobel
Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity initiative for women who want to build homes and communities and also learn construction skills! Habitat’s week-long event kicks off Women Build 2016 with opportunities all week to come and see what Women Build is about. No experience is necessary!
Join the friends and family of Veteran Tom Shaw for a benefit to help with medical and travel expenses for Tom's battle with Stage 4 lung cancer. There will be raffles, auction, food, cake walk, and live music.
Saturday, May 7
American Legion Post 201 (800 WISCONSIN AVE. TOMAH, WI)
"Community Day" at the Kane Street Community Garden
LA CROSSE, WI, April 13, 2016 - The Hunger Task Force of La Crosse is pleased to announce The Kane Street Community Garden will have a "Community Day" on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 9:00am-1:00pm.
To celebrate Earth Day, and to kick off the growing season, we invite the public to dig into the earth and help prepare and plant the community garden! If the weather stays dry, items to be planted include radishes, beets, lettuce, carrots, spinach, peas, and much more! However, there are several other garden prep projects that need to be done should the weather not cooperate!
We need your help to make the garden grow! Celebrate Earth Day with us at your local Community Garden, located at the corner of Kane and St. Cloud on La Crosse's north side.
Last year, over 34,000 pounds of produce were harvested from the garden. The Hunger Task Force distributes this to garden recipients on-site and through our Food Recovery Program (80 partner programs that include food pantries and meal sites) which allows us to serve a vast number of those in need in our area.
The Mission of the Hunger Task Force is to eliminate hunger by harvesting community resources and being the voice of the hungry. The agency is located at 1240 Clinton St. in La Crosse, WI. The website is www.lacrossehtf.org. The phone number is 608.793.1002. The Kane Street Community Garden phone number is (608) 386-3319
Clay Wicka is an 11 year old boy living in Winona, after a series of headaches and a completely normal childhood it was discovered he has a rare grade 3 Astrocytoma Gilomatosis Cerebri, his diagnosis is considered terminal.
He is currently receiving treatments in La Crosse, to hopefully slow the growth of the tumor and be able to enjoy his childhood a little bit longer.
The Coulee Region Humane Society will host its annual Spayghetti & Fixin’s Dinner April 21 to help raise funds for the animals shelter’s Spay-Neuter Assistance Program, SNAP.
The program is a collaboration among the humane society, local veterinarians and donors that offers income-eligible La Crosse County residents the option to spay or neuter their cat or dog at a reduced rate.
Who: Coulee Region Humane Society
What: Spayghetti and Fixin’s Dinner
Where: Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 612 Division Street, La Crosse
When: 4:30-7 p.m. April 21
Cost: $6 per ticket or four for $20. Dinner tickets available at the Coulee Region Humane Society, 911 Critter Court in Onalaska, or at the door
Dinner includes spaghetti with meatballs or meatless marinara sauce, salad and bread sticks. Milk, water and/or coffee are also available. Dine-in or carry out.
The event will also include a bake sale and cash raffle. Participants do not need to be present to win. Raffle tickets are $2 each or three for $5.