The North Shore Junior Women’s Club “NSJWC” proudly announces its selection of Camp Hometown Heroes as the beneficiary of their bi-annual fundraiser scheduled for Spring 2014.
Camp Hometown Heroes provides a week-long summer camp experience for children between the ages of 7 and 15 who have lost a loved one that served in the U.S. Military at no cost. Camp Hometown Heroes takes place one week each summer at the YMCA Camp Matawa in Campbellsport, Wisconsin. In addition to the summer camp experience the program is staffed with trained grief counselors from Kyle’s Korner that can promote healing for the participating kids in the supportive, peer camp environment.
NSJWC’s partnership with Camp Hometown Heroes will begin with treat bags for the campers and hosting a s’mores night during the inaugural 2013 camp week.
NSJWC is excited to partner with Camp Hometown Heroes and for the opportunity to raise funds that will assist them in expanding their mission to help children heal from their loss.
For more information on North Shore Junior Women’s Club and announcements concerning the fundraiser please visit www.nsjwc.org.
For information on Camp Hometown Heroes please visit http://www.HometownHeroes.org
Ladies – you can find a new roster of current club members by logging in to the members only page.
The September Newsletter is now available!
Congrats to all on our successful fundraiser for Girls on the Run of Greater Milwaukee! After much effort, we all enjoyed a great evening while we raised $6700 for Girls on the Run. The event called Dance the Night Away included dancing, great food and drink, a cork pull, silent auction and more. Thanks to the many local individuals and businesses that contributed to our efforts and the money will be used by Girls on the Run to purchase equipment for girls who participate in the program. The program is more than running; it provides girls with guidance on good health and making smart choices.
Special thanks to Big Bay Brewing Company, Radio 88.9, Breadsmith, Brueggers, Divine Consign, Elements Therapeutic Massage, First Stage Children’s Theater, Fitness Together, Fox-Bay Cinema Grill, Herb Kohl Charities, Hi Hat restaurant, Hounds Around Town, Innovative Exteriors Landscaping, Just JOY!, Koss Corporation, Lakefront Brewery, Le Club Sports Club, Milwaukee Irish Fest, North Shore Dance Studio, North Star Bistro, Pat McCurdy, Patricia Shoppe, Performance Running Outfitters, Placesetters, Salto Gymnastics & Dance Studio, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Spice House, Sprecher, Starbucks Coffee of Whitefish Bay, Stray Voltage, Susan Fredman Design Group, The Melting Pot, Thief Wine Shop and Bar, Trader Joes, Usingers, Vera Bradley, Winkie’s and all our sponsors and supporters.
Yay!! Our club is excited to be raising money for Girls on the Run of Milwaukee. We are planning an event for Saturday night, March 31, 2012 called Dance the Night Away. The evening includes live music, dancing, great food and drink, a cork pull, silent auction and more. Tickets are $40 and are available through any of our members or email us email@example.com.
Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. They combine an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. The curriculum addresses many aspects of girls’ development – their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Lessons provide girls with the tools to make positive decisions and to avoid risky adolescent behaviors.
The Milwaukee council has about 10 locations this Spring for young girls. Each location is run by a volunteer head coach and they meet twice a week for about 10-12 weeks. They focus on a series of lessons, and train to run a 5K race. Click here for more info about Girls on the Run of Milwaukee.
Our service collection tonight was socks!! Socks? Why socks?
The GFWC Sock Project helps domestic violence survivors “Step Away From Abuse” by working with domestic violence shelters. We collected over 60 pairs of new socks and will be placing them in clear bags with a personalized message of support and encouragement from our club. It reads: “As you begin your new life and Step Away from Abuse, we hope you will find comfort and warmth as you walk into your newly found freedom.”
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) is a national leader in the fight to end domestic violence, and this is one small way our club — along with clubs throughout the U.S. — helps to support these efforts.
If you still want to donate socks, get them to Karen M. by this Thursday. If you want to join in the fun of packaging them, stop by her home Friday morning at 10 a.m.
The newsletter is available…
Find it here: January 2012 Newsletter
See you all tomorrow!