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Milwaukee Pets Alive is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to ending the killing of Milwaukee’s homeless pets through comprehensive programs and resources benefiting and serving the companion animals of Milwaukee first. Our top priority is that all healthy, treatable, and rehabilitatable animals at Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) achieve live outcomes.
Milwaukee Pets Alive focuses on rescuing those animals from Milwaukee Animal Control that are passed over by other organizations and have no other options for life. They may be shy, scared, injured, aged, differently-abled, need extra resources, or have just been at that facility for too long for whatever reason. All deserve to be loved and cherished.
Life is sacred. All of it. Milwaukee Pets Alive is creating a world where that is the case and are leading by example. Precious lives depend on it.
The 100cameras model seamlessly integrates artistic education and community development, teaching students that they do have the skills and power to transform the world around them. Our students come from all borders and represent diverse ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. We partner with exceptional, community organizations worldwide that recognize the most pressing needs around them and that are successfully solving local problems. Our custom photojournalism curriculum teaches personal development along with basic photojournalism skills, and we have built a platform that turns our students’ photo stories into sellable products that directly fund local needs.The results thus far are stunning, and our students are proud to directly serve their communities by sharing their perspectives and work with the world.
Living Lands & Waters (LL&W) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed in 1998 with the mission: to aid in the protection, preservation, and restoration of the natural environment of our nation’s major rivers and their watersheds; to expand awareness of environmental issues and responsibility encompassing our rivers; and to create a desire and opportunity for citizens to take an active role in helping to make a cleaner river environment. Since 1998, LL&W has removed 9 MILLION POUNDS of debris that had been impairing fish, bird and wildlife habitat and polluting our waters. Together with a volunteer force of more than 97,000 volunteers, the LL&W team has helped clean 23 rivers in 20 states.
With thirteen full-time employees and an equipment base of five barges, two towboats, five workboats, five trucks, a semi, a crane, an excavator, and 2 skid loaders, Chad and his crew now live on a house barge, traveling port to port up to nine months a year hosting community-based river cleanups, tree plantings, and free educational workshops for educators and students. Over the last 18 years, LL&W has evolved into the only “industrial strength” river cleanup operation like it in the world, proving that “One Person Really Can Make a Difference!”
Project HEAL: Help to Eat, Accept and Live is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that raises money for people with eating disorders who are not able to afford treatment, and promotes healthy body image and self-esteem in hopes of preventing future eating disorders. Our co-founders met while undergoing treatment for anorexia nervosa when they were just 15 years old, helped each other to reach full recovery, and then wanted to help others achieve it, as well. Since it's founding in 2008, Project HEAL has sent over 50 applicants to treatment. There are currently over 40 chapters of Project HEAL across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia that work to promote the mission and values of Project HEAL.
Since its inception in 1976, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer has contributed over $57 million toward pediatric cancer and blood disorder research and treatment. This Wisconsin-based organization is leading the fight against childhood cancer with cutting-edge research and care that is impacting children not only throughout the state of Wisconsin, but all over the globe. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the MACC Fund has played a major role in raising the overall cure rate for childhood cancer from 20% to 80% over the past four decades -- yet there is still much work to be done. By supporting the MACC Fund, you will join in their mission of helping wipe out childhood cancer and related blood disorders to help give every child a fighting chance.
On October 12, 1995 the lives of one Wisconsin family were changed forever. Steve Cullen was a former Milwaukee alderman, devoted husband to Gael and loving father to Annie (9), Kathleen (8), Molly (5) and Colleen (3) when his life was suddenly cut short due to heart disease. Steve died at 40 of a sudden cardiac arrhythmia. The Cullen family is no stranger to heart disease having also lost Steve's father and two older brothers to it, all at very young ages.
Deciding to find some positive in this tragic history, the Cullen family launched an annual run and walk in Steve’s memory with every single penny raised going to fund heart research and awareness. Until their lives are touched by it, many people don’t realize that heart disease is the number one killer in America, taking more lives than all the cancers combined.
Since it was begun in 1997, the Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run/Walk has helped fund groundbreaking heart research by nationally renowned scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cardiovascular Center. Every Valentine’s Day weekend (think hearts!) hundreds of runners, walkers and dedicated volunteers brave the cold to help support this important cause, to date raising over $400,000 to help combat this disease that effects families every day.
In an atmosphere of dignity and respect, Inspiration Corporation helps people who are affected by homelessness and poverty to improve their lives and increase self-sufficiency through the provision of social services, employment training, and housing. The agency was founded in 1989 by Lisa Nigro, a police officer who wanted to make a difference in the lives of the people she encountered on her beat.
Lisa started Inspiration Corporation by borrowing her nephew’s red wagon, filling it with coffee and sandwiches, and pulling it around Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood to make connections and discover how she could help. Over time, her wagon grew into a full-service cafe as well as job training and housing programs for Chicagoans in need, and we now assist more than 2,500 individuals and families affected by homelessness and poverty each year.
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is the leading hunger-relief organization in the state. We develop innovative solutions to increase access to healthy, nutritious food and we work collaboratively with our communities to implement programs that focus on strengthening the four pillars of household stability – Food, Health, Housing and Employment.
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin distributes more than 24 million pounds of healthy and nutritious food to more than 550 members, including food pantries, meal programs and shelters throughout 36 counties in eastern Wisconsin. Together with our members, we provide the equivalent of more than 20 million meals a year to nearly 400,000 people, including 124,000 children and 41,000 seniors.
TOGETHER WE CAN SOLVE HUNGER.