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
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Friday, October 20, 2017
10am - 3pm
12pm - 10pm
5:30pm - 8:30pm
"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.
In November 2015, Heather Cline was diagnosed with Stage IV Small Cell Lung Cancer. Armed with a positive attitude and strong family genes that helped 6 of her 12 siblings beat cancer in its various forms, Heather is determined to be the 7th. Although hospitolized twice with complications from chemotherapy, she is currently finishing chemo and has upcoming radiation treatment on her lungs and brain before summer.
Please join family and friends in an effort to raise funds to help Heather maintain her independence through this challenging time. There will be rotating DJs, silent and Chinese auctions, and a bake sale. There will also be various tournaments including, Euchre, Magic The Gathering, Mario Cart, and pool.
Saturday, April 16th starting at 1pm at All Star Lanes
- Join Jesse and JJ from Z93 and Mid-West Family Entertainment at Viterbo University this Friday, April 8th, from 5pm-Midnight for a Dance Marathon for a great cause!
- The event will be held in Viterbo's Mathy Center. Food, raffles, music, performances, and more!
- Admission is $5 at the door. All proceeds benefit the La Crosse Area Children's Miracle Network.
- Click here for more info!
Join the La Crosse One Walk team Becca's Bees for a JDRF fundraiser THIS Sunday, April 3rd from 1-5 p.m. at the Omni Center in Onalaska. There will be raffles, silent auctions, a bake sale and a fish pond for the kids. Dr. Jennifer Mc Vean will be speaking at 1:30 about her personal journey growing up with T1D. The La Crosse Girl Choir will be performing at 3 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Rachel was diagnosed on the Autism spectrum when she was four and needs a constant companion. Rachel's family has the opportunity to pair her with Jet, a service dog from Capable Canines of WI, but they need your help. CLICK HERE TO LEARN RACHEL'S STORY AND DONATE TO THEIR GOFUNDME PAGE!
JOIN ORANGE PEARL SALON FOR A CHARITY EVENT FOR CHILDREN WITH HAIR LOSS!
SATURDAY, APRIL 9 FROM 7-11 PM
THE GRAND HOTEL BALLROOM, 207 PEARL STREET IN DOWNTOWN LA CROSSE (ABOVE THE PEARL)
$20 INCLUDES BEER TASTING FROM TURTLE STACK BREWERY, HORS D'OEUVRES, $100 PLAYING VOUCHER, AND RAFFLES!
Help Ballzer and Leo from SOTA 1 raise money for Coulee Region RSVP!
Who Will be Smarter than a 5th Grader?
Saturday, May 7, 2016
10:00 a.m. ~ 12:00 p.m.
Valley View Mall, Center Court
Help your school of choice win a grand prize of $1,000.00 by casting your vote for one of the Class of 2016 contestants and their partnering fifth graders from Aquinas, Bangor, La Crosse, or Onalaska schools today! To help your contestant "make the grade," donate online!
Project Funway is an all-inclusive, community fashion show put on by the UW-L Occupational Therapy Students each year. This means individuals of all ages, with or without disability, can participate as models. The participants will model outfits from the participating stores in Valley View Mall. This event is fun an allows UW-L to advocate for Occupational Therapy.
Valley View Mall stores providing fashions: Sears, Herbergers, JC Penny, Christopher Banks, Payless, Buckle, Macys, Vanity, Maurices, Dress Barn, and The Childrens Place
Hosted by UW-L Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) and Valley View Mall.
March 10: Sparta Papa Murphy’s will be holding a fundraising event, with $2 from each pizza sold going to Monica’s Benefit Fund.
March 24: Cura Salon will donate 20% of all proceeds to Monica’s Benefit Fund.
April 30 : A large fundraising event at the Sparta Eagle’s Club Saturday, April 30. Benefit starts at 11am, live auction begins at 4 with all proceeds going to the Monica Hartwig Benefit.
An account has been set up at River Bank in Sparta, for anyone who wishes to donate to the Monica Hartwig Benefit.
In January, Monica was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.
After further testing, the doctors found that it had already spread to her kidney and a different type of cancer was found to be in stage 1 on her liver. Initially Monica was told her cancer was terminal but she could live with it with chemotherapy the rest of her life, although the cancer would never be gone. Since that time she has become very jaundiced because her body is not able to rid itself of toxins. Doctors have attempted to place shunts in her liver to release the toxins with no luck. She was able to receive half of a chemotherapy treatment but it had to be discontinued due to an infection that she developed. They are currently attempting radiation therapy. If this doesn’t work they are talking about sending her home and placing her in hospice care.
Since her diagnosis Monica has had almost daily visits to La Crosse as well as three hospitalizations. Monica does not have health insurance and they are quickly amassing large expenses due to travel, medical expenses, and loss of work for both Monica and Bill.
This family needs your help!!!!
Monica has been driving school bus for the Sparta area school district since 2008. During this time she has worked as a Bus Aide, Substitute School Bus Driver, Charter Trip Driver, and currently as a regular School Bus Route Driver. Until this illness was diagnosed, Monica had never missed a day of work.Her positive attitude and beautiful smile have made her very popular with all of the students and faculty, as well as all of her colleagues. Monica & Bill have two teenage boys, one in 8th grade and the other in 9th grade. She graduated from UW-La Crosse with a Bachelors Degree in Music Studies and has continued as an active member of the Alumni Band since then.
In addition, Monica has been playing her French Horn with the LaCrosse Concert Band.She spends her free time engaged in her favorite and most important role of all - her family. In addition, Monica is an avid Milwaukee Brewers Fan and has travelled with her family to see the Brewers around the country. Her boys are involved in various different school sports. As a family, they enjoy riding 4 -wheelers and going on trips. She enjoys spending time with her horses and being outdoors.
Catch-a-Cure is an event put on by the UW-L Pre-Physician Assistant Club in order to raise money for lung cancer research. In the past, it has been an ice fishing tournament, but this year - think again - it's a DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT for you and all of your friends.
Have fun. Fight lung cancer.
SATURDAY, APRIL 30
The tournament will be in Mitchell Hall on the UW-La Crosse campus. It is only $30 per team, or $5 a person for a 6-member team and will take place throughout the day in a bracket-style format. The 1st place team will receive $150, 2nd place will win $100 and 3rd place, $75.
Throughout the day there will be concessions available, as well as raffle drawings for great prizes! You will have to be present during the raffle drawings to win. We also have t-shirts, drawstring bags and can koozies for sale that promote lung cancer awareness. All money aside from that given to the winning teams, from registration, concessions, raffle and apparel items will go to lung cancer research through Gundersen Medical Foundation right here in La Crosse.
Myles Knoble was diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkins Lymphoma. They have found cancer cells in his lymph nodes, chest, lungs, and spleen, as well as abnormalities in his bone marrow from the bones in his neck down halfway into his thighs; they are assuming it is a result of the cancer as well but will not know for sure until the test results are back. Myles is 17 years old and a junior at Logan High School. He is a very loved individual known for using humor to bring smiles to people's faces. He has been playing hockey since he was a young kid and is also active with the track and field team at Logan.
Monday, April 4th, Texas Roadhouse in Onalaska is having a 10% night to help raise funds for his medical bills. Mention to your server that you are there supporting Myles and 10% of your bill will be donated towards him.