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
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
Enjoy a variety of music, talented choirs, and musicians as you learn how those in need are served locally through Our Savior's Lutheran Church, The Salvation Army, WAFER and The Warming Center.
Performances by: The Good Shepherd Sanctuary Choir, Adult Hand Bell Choir, Sounds of Praise Band, and neighbors, friends and members of Good Shepherd.
Freewill offering, nonperishable food, diapers and personal hygiene donations accepted to benefit Our Savior's Lutheran Church, The Salvation Army, WAFER and The Warming Center.
GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH, 4141 MORMON COULEE RD, LA CROSSE.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2PM
Celebrate & support the strength and courage of Audrey Schossow with a Breast Cancer Benefit on Saturday, January 30th, 2016 at the LaCrescent American Legion from 2 - 7 PM. The Benefit will include food, music, raffle, and silent auction.
Audrey was raised in rural La Crescent and is a 1979 graduate of La Crescent High School. She has been a loyal Kmart employee for 30 years.
In April 2015, Audrey was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer, the same disease that took her mom. With her family by her side, "grammy" has endured 4 months of Chemotherapy, many doctor visits, tests, scans, medications, and her 1st surgery. During this time she has missed many days at work. She continues to face 2 months of Radiation, many more appointments, and further surgical procedures.
Please join us on January 30th to support, help raise money, and celebrate Audrey on her journey.
A benefit account has been set up for Audrey at
Altra Federal Credit Union
205 N. Chestnut St. Ste 102,LaCrescent, MN 55947 and
Your help and support is appreciated during this challenging time!
Rex Elvaker, a son, father, and husband from Taylor was just diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Join his family and friends for Charcoal Chicken Dinners, Brat Dinners, live entertainment “Them Coulee Boys”, Bake Sale, Live Auctions, Silent Auction, Chinese Auctions.
Sunday, February 28 at the Blair Haus in Blair, WI.
Questions/Donation Drop Off/Mail, contact Sonja Lyngen or Connie Kloes @ Whitehall School 19121 Hobson Street Whitehall WI 54773
Credit Card donations or Out of town? www.GiveForward.com.
CLICK HERE FOR THE FACEBOOK EVENT!
On October 23, 2015 Scott was on his way to work when he swerved to miss a deer, the rear end of his car slide and he hit the ditch line and his car rolled multiple times. The accident caused him to shatter his C7 vertebrae in his neck which damaged his spinal cord, due to the severity of the break it has left him paralyzed from the chest down. He has the use of his arms and hands but his hands have been affected due to the paralysis.
This benefit is to help raise money to remodel parts of their home to accommodate Scott’s everyday needs, equipment he requires, hospital expenses and everyday expenses. Their home is an older house that is not conducive at this point to Scott’s everyday needs. The cost for the equipment Scott needs and the hospital bills are quite large. Scott’s insurance has covered some of the expenses but the bills are still large.
Scott is married and has two children that are 14 and 3 years old. Scott has held two jobs for many years to provide for his family. His primary job is a diesel mechanic for Potato King in LaCrosse. He also worked for farmers doing field work. Scott enjoyed his career as a diesel tech (15 years) and getting in a tractor, but with the paralysis he has, he will not be able to return to either job. Scott was also dedicated to go kart racing with his 14 year old son for the past 9 years but due to his paralysis and financial strain they will be unable to go kart any longer. Scott is struggling with the fact that he will not be able to work anymore to provide for his family but if we could get him a little relief and raise as much money as we can for the family it will take a huge burden off of him.
Tammie Jo (Scott’s wife) works at the Sparta Vet Clinic, at this time she has decided to leave the job she loves to stay at home and care for Scott 100% because the care he requires is a full-time commitment.
Please come out and help this wonderful family!!
Saturday, March 19th, Noon
Log Cabin in Bangor, WI
ZCare is proud that we could be a part of the "iFeed" project, and we're so excited about this amazing news!
Rotary International has announced that the La Crosse area “iFeed” video has won the International competition! That’s right, #1 in the WORLD! “iFeed,” was selected as the Best Video in the 2015 Interact Video Awards! The video was chosen from among 87 entries from 25 countries around the world. The judges were impressed by the creativity, dedication to teamwork, and ability to activate an entire community in service.
Congratulations to the students who worked so hard on the iFeed project. Also, thank you to the local Rotary Clubs, Rotary District 6250, Logan High School, the School District of La Crosse, and all the businesses and community members in our area, who made the project a reality!