Collection is Saturday morning at Stormonth Elementary School.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The create-your-own frozen yogurt shop saw more than 50 customers in just its first hour of operation Tuesday. But more than a business model, husband-wife owners Peter and Elizabeth Braatz, say they want to give back to the Fox Point and Bayside area.
Red Mango frozen yogurt shop opened its doors for the first time Tuesday afternoon with a bang when more than 50 customers walked through the door in less than one hour. "Honestly, it's been every 15 minutes," owner Peter Braatz said. "Even this weekend, we weren't open, we had nothing saying that we were going to be open, but there's people every 15 minutes coming in and saying 'Hi.' So, we started telling them we'd be open at 2 and there's quite a line." The create-your-own frozen yogurt shop was originally slated to open in the River Point Shopping Center on June 1, but after some leasing negotiations, finally opened at 3 p.m. Tuesday. "We haven't done any advertising locally, this is just word-of-mouth and that's how people are here…
Monday, August 20, 2012
The "How America Gives" report from The Chronicle of Philanthropy also showed that the 53217 ZIP code's least affluent families gave larger percentages of their income than the most affluent.
The 53217 ZIP code — including Fox Point, Bayside, Whitefish Bay and River Hills — is in the top 1 percent of all regions nationwide when it comes to charitable giving, according to a report released Monday by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The report, titled "How America Gives," examined Internal Revenue Service data from 2008 — the most recent year available — and provides detail down to the ZIP code level about the generosity of people in particular geographic areas. The report's website also includes an interactive database that allows users to research charitable giving by state, community or ZIP code. Overall, the ZIP code's total contributions ranked No. 210 out of 28,725 ZIP codes studied, with its residents having donated $51 …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Honor Flight launches a new website with information about its upcoming Field of Honor event in Miller Park, including the story of a volunteer who's Honor Flight trip was made possible by friend's donations.
Stars and Stripes Honor Flight is asking the public to share veterans' stories this weekend as a way to help spread the word and honor the sacrifices made by these soldiers. As part of the organizations "#DoMore" campaign, the group has issued its Memorial Day Challenge of getting, "50,000 views for this video about Harley-riding Ryan Jazak, who accompanied a vet on an Honor Flight with the support of his brother serving in Afghanistan," according to the website. Late Friday afternoon, the video had just under 2,000 views. The challenge is also additional promotion for the Stars and Stripes upcoming Field of Honor event in Miller Park. Stars and Stripes Honor Flight recently partnered with event organizers of the Milwaukee Air & Water Show…
Monday, June 27, 2011
Patch teams up with Stone Creek Coffee on donation drive for soldiers overseas...but we need your help.
Join Patch and Stone Creek Coffee as we do our part to support American soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. Doing your part is easy and it involves — a free latte. Starting Tuesday, find an item on this list, like a tube of toothpaste, calling card or football, head to Stone Creek Coffee in Shorewood, 4106 N. Oakland Ave., or Whitefish Bay, 601 E. Silver Spring Dr., and hand it to the baristas. They'll brew you up a Stone Creek latte...for free. And we'll send your donation to a soldier stationed in Afghanistan. Make sure to get your donation to our "Patch for Patriots" drive in by July 10, when our effort ends. Patch columnist Sara Conrad is involved with an organization called Adopt A US Soldier. Since mid-April, she has been sending care…