ZCare is committed to making a difference in our community. Along with our friends at G.E.C.U. , 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 email ZCare@z933.com.
ZCARE - UPCOMING EVENTS
12pm - Saturday, March 25, 2017
12pm - Sunday, March 26, 2017
9am - Saturday, April 01, 2017
11am - Saturday, April 01, 2017
12pm - Saturday, April 01, 2017
3pm - Saturday, April 01, 2017
The Hunger Task Force of La Crosse provides Cooking Matters at the Store tours for clients in its food pantry network.
Cooking Matters at the Store helps families shop for and cook healthy meals on a budget as part of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. The next tour will take place on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Festival Foods Copeland Ave. store.
Says Shelly Fortner, Executive Director of the Hunger Task Force, “Families on a budget say that it is difficult to shop healthy when you are stressed with little time and even less money. This curriculum helps people choose healthier foods with their dollars and then demonstrates how easy they can be to prepare.”
Cooking Matters is a free program, working in partnership with our local Festival Foods stores. Each month in 2016, The Hunger Task Force will invite a partner food pantry or meal site to recruit clients, although anyone who is interested may sign up. Emily Schwartz, Festival dietitian, along with other tour guides will present an interactive tour through the grocery store.
The program has four main components and participants will learn how to:
1) Read food labels
2) Compare unit prices
3) Find whole grain foods
4) Identify three ways to purchase produce
The tour ends with a $10 Challenge. Participants use the skills they’ve just learned to choose and purchase a healthy meal for a family of four for under $10. Thanks to a generous donation of gift cards from Festival Foods Dietitian Team, they will take these groceries home along with a booklet with recipes and shopping tips, and a reusable grocery bag.
To find out more about Cooking Matters at the Store, or participate in a tour, visit our website at www.lacrossehtf.org or contact us at 608-793-1002. Tour space is limited, so pre-registration is requested.
The 4th year of this upscale event to support a wonderful cause. Proceeds go to benefit AIDS awareness and you can help make a difference! Raffle, silent auction, samples from vendors, as well as a live auction with one of the area's best auctioneers. Enjoy music from up and coming local celebrities, a drag show from some of the area's most handsome and glamorous royalty, and wrap up the night with a local keynote speaker.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH 5 PM
BOOT HILL PUB, 1501 ST. ANDREW STREET, LA CROSSE
Walter served our country in the US Army and was in Iraq from 2007-2009. He unfortunately returned disabled from severe PTSD and a Traumatic Brain Injury which triggers sudden and intense fear and anger. Luckily, he found Paws 4 Independence in Caledonia, MN that helps veterans and other people with varying disabilities TRAIN their own service dogs. Walter and his wife enrolled their amazing Rottie, Gotham Knight in service training since he was a puppy but they need your help to continue training him.
After watching her daughter battle cancer, and having cancer take her husband Steve, Nancy Nofsinger is now facing a battle with cancer.
She has been a full time CNA/Restorative Aide for many years and was a caregiver for her husband during his battle. This left a financial burden on her, along with the added burden of her diagnosis and treatment.
Nancy’s brother-in-law Alan Engh has also had a long 3 year struggle with cancer. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer in February 2013 and is still undergoing treatment today.
With his up and down battle, being unable to work has become a financial burden as well.
Saturday, April 9
11AM-5PM at the
Coon Valley Community Hall
Meal, Auction, Bake Sale, and lots of other fun activities!
If you would like to make a monetary donation, there is an account for Nancy and for Alan at the WCCU.
In November 2012, Laura Jean found out she had won the fight with breast cancer. She had been to see her Oncologist in November 2015 and was given a clean bill of health. On January 6th, 2016 she found out that she now faces a new battle, stage IV liver cancer.
Laura Jean and her husband Jim have been married for 11 years and have 5 children: Christian-19, Emma & Zach-15, Noah-8, and Bethany-6. The family is active in their church, Faith Evangelical Free Church in Sparta. Laura Jean has been involved in Cub Scouts and Boys Scouts throughout the years with her boys. During Laura Jean’s battle with breast cancer she found her calling, become a nurse. She is in her 3rd year of nursing school at Viterbo University in La Crosse. Laura Jean is also a CNA at Rolling Hills Rehabilitation Center.
SUNDAY, MARCH 6TH 11 AM-?
CLUB 16 SPARTA, WI
Monetary donations may be sent to:
1st Community Credit Union, 1000 W. Wisconsin St
Sparta, WI 54656 - LAURA JEAN PETERSON BENEFIT
Elliot is a very active 3rd grader at Southern Bluffs Elementary School and loves sports! He was diagnosed in September with a very rare form of cancer that attacks soft tissue. He is currently undergoing treatment at Mayo in Rochester, MN.
Join in the effort to help out the Heller Family!
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH 2PM
ALL STAR BANQUET HALL, 4735 MORMON COULEE RD. LA CROSSE, WI
LIVE AND SILENT AUCTIONS, RAFFLES, AND FOOD!
Monetary donations to Merchants Bank, Onalaska - Elliot Heller Benefit
Join Ashley's family and friends to support her battle with breast cancer! Live music from the amazing Pick 6, silent and Chinese auctions, raffles, 50 bottles of wine, food, and more!
Moose Lodge, Ward Avenue, La Crosse
March 19th, 4:30 PM
Listen! Act! Rise!
VALLEY VIEW MALL, FEBRUARY 14TH AT NOON
There's an emergency need for blood and platelets - 760 additional donations are needed each day to stop a looming shortage. Your donation makes a difference. Just ask the person who's depending on it.
Schedule your appointment to donate blood and make a date to help save lives. It's the perfect
opportunity for you and your loved one to do something meaningful together. Reserve your
appointment slot online, in the Blood Donor App, or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.
Donate and still make your dinner reservation. Bring your RapidPass to your donation and
save up to 15 minutes. Get your RapidPass here the day of your donation.
La Crosse Blood Donation Center
1431 State Hwy 16, La Crosse, 54601
Central High School
1801 Losey Blvd, La Crosse, 54601
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sponsor Code: 032311
University of WI La Crosse Cartwright Center
1725 State St, La Crosse, 54601
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sponsor Code: uwlax