November is the month of giving and in the spirit of the season, Unison Credit Union is recognizing and thanking organizations with 12 Gifts of Unison. We’ve partnered with Unison to share how 20 awesome non-profit organizations in the Fox Valley and Green Bay area are giving back to our community.
But we need your help! Vote for the nonprofit organization that means the most to you throughout November. In December, Unison Credit Union will select 12 to receive a special gift.
Sounds easy, right?! The voting is easy (details below) but the choosing will be difficult because all of these organizations are doing amazing work. We have pulled together the missions of each of the organizations if you need help deciding!
Don’t see your favorite on this list? Don’t worry, write in your own on the ballot form. Nonprofits must reside within, directly impact, or support one of the five communities that Unison Credit Union serves, including: De Pere, Grand Chute, Kaukauna, Little Chute and/or Wrightstown.
How does the voting work?
Visit the Unison Credit Union website. They have a page dedicated to the 12 Gifts of Unison. Voting ends at noon on Saturday, November 30, 2019.
Maximize your Impact – Consider a Donation
After you are done voting consider making a gift this month to one of this nonprofits. Many of these organizations will have matching gift challenges or special incentives for Giving Tuesday!
Fox Valley Non-Profit Organizations
Mission: The Autism Society of the Fox Valley, Inc. was established in 1989. We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization serving the counties of Calumet, Fond du Lac, Outagamie, Waupaca and Winnebago. Our mission is to provide information and referral, advocacy, public awareness, education and support for individuals, families, professionals and others who support people with autism.
1800 Appleton Rd, Menasha, WI
Mission: B.A.B.E.S., Inc. is committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect by providing safe, no-cost respite care, educational support and services, and counseling to young families.
1331 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Appleton, WI
Mission: Casa Hispana is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a bilingual center for information, referral, support, advocacy. Education and celebration to advance the economic, social and cultural position of the Hispanic/Latino community in the Fox Valley and surrounding communities.
Mission: Our goal is to help every child feel safe and secure in their home and heart. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Brown County is a volunteer based nonprofit organization that provides a voice for abused and neglected children who are under the legal protection of the court system. A child with a CASA volunteer is more likely to get help with other services, spend less time in foster care and be moved from home to home, find a safe and permanent home, and do better in school!
414 East Walnut Street, Suite 170, Green Bay, WI 54301
Brown County (920) 437-2272
Marinette County (715) 741-2272
Mission: CASA of the Fox Cities, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates, is dedicated to training volunteers who are assigned by judges to monitor abused and neglected children. Volunteers meet with these children weekly and provide reports monthly to the court. Judges then will use those reports to determine what is in the best interests of these vulnerable children. Our volunteers are the voice these children so desperately need within our court system.
1500 N. Casaloma Dr., Suite 401, Appleton, WI 54913
Mission: The Center for Suicide Awareness is dedicated to preventing suicide through proactive education, training, emotional support, collaboration, and intervention. The vision of the Center is compassionate, readily accessible, barrier free and sustained support for any individual or entity in need, while free of any mental health stigma.
The Center for Suicide Awareness brings help, hope, and resources to families and individuals in our communities through programs that reach others where they are at and when they need it most. Of the many Center programs and initiatives, bringing HOPELINE to all of Wisconsin, has given individuals across our state free emotional support anytime, from anywhere by simply texting: HOPELINE to 741741.
In addition to HOPELINE, the Center is proactive in the fight against Veteran Suicides. Every day approximately 22 Veterans die by suicide in the US. Veterans and service men and women deserve our help and support. As a result, the Center began the “I Challenge You to 22” program with all efforts focused on getting a Challenge Coin in the hands of a Veteran that is struggling. The Center produced a Challenge Coin reflecting messages of hope, support, and encouragement to share their struggle. The Challenge Coin also has the number for HOPELINE. Today, Police Departments across the Wisconsin and beyond are equipping their Officers with Challenge Coins to share with any Veteran that is struggling.
316 East 14th Street, Kaukauna, WI 54130
Mission: Founded in 1999 by pediatric occupational therapist Lisa Kafka, Exceptional Equestrians has its roots in pediatric therapy.
Today we provide hippotherapy, adaptive riding and equine-assisted learning programs that promote physical health and development, communication, community integration, self esteem, and achievement of functional skills.
Our mission is to better the lives of people of all abilities through the healing power of horses. Always building community connections to broaden our reach. Steadfast in our commitment to providing quality, affordable service to people of all abilities in Northeast Wisconsin in a family-oriented, natural environment.
1130 Orlando Dr, De Pere, WI
Mission: Over 12,000 adults in Outagamie County alone are believed to have low literacy skills. That’s the number of people in a sold-out Timber Rattler’s stadium… times two! Fox Valley Literacy provides free and confidential, one-to-one tutoring to adult learners who want to read better or learn English. These students are age 18 and older and come from diverse backgrounds. Over half of them are 30 to 50 years old.
130 E Franklin St, Appleton, WI
Fox Valley Memory Project collaborates with other organizations to build communities that welcome, include, and support persons with dementia and those who care for them.
Our Vision: Fox Valley Memory Project works to create dementia-friendly communities where the fear and isolation often associated with dementia are eased by connecting people with one another and with resources to live well with dementia.
Goodwill NCW Community Campus, 1800 Appleton Rd, Menasha, WI
Mission: Since our founding in 2006, we have seen great progress in the companion animal welfare world. Needless killing in shelters continues to decline. Organizations across the country are moving toward a no-kill measure. The agreed upon no-kill measure has been defined as a 90% live release rate. Our view is that 90% isn’t enough. We are determined to see the day when the remaining 10% receive continued care and love too.
2255 Fox Heights Ln, Green Bay, WI
Mission: To partner with the community to help improve health and well-being by demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ to the medically uninsured and underinsured people by providing access to quality care for the healing of body, mind, and spirit. Vision: To bring Jesus to medically uninsured and under-insured people of the Fox Valley by providing quality healthcare in a holistic approach.
Goodwill NCW Community Campus, 1814 Appleton Rd, Menasha, WI
Mission: Our mission is to offer our local World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam veterans a memorable, safe and rewarding tour of honor to our nation’s capital. It’s a whirlwind tour. This trip happens all in one day and is completely free of charge to the vet! It’s our small way to say ‘thank you’ for their service and sacrifices to this great country. We are also dedicated to making this trip as safe as possible. Trained volunteer ‘guardians’ are assigned to accompany veterans to assist. For added safety, we travel with volunteer medical professionals on the aircraft and on the ground in Washington DC.
PAMCO Properties, LLC (Executive Office Suites), 4650 W Spencer St, Appleton, WI
Mission: Paul’s Pantry was started as a result of a need to care for hungry people in the community who are unable to purchase enough food for their family as a result of their meager or no incomes. Paul’s Pantry though, is more than just an emergency food pantry. Its goal is to provide a family with enough food every week, for as long as needed, so that they may use their food dollars for shelter, utilities and other necessities, and avoid becoming homeless.
The pantry receives no federal, state or local tax revenue, nor does it receive funding from the Hunger Network, Feeding America, United Way or St. Vincent de Paul. It relies entirely on the community, a three way partnership made up of volunteer, food supplier, and donor.
1520 Leo Frigo Dr, Green Bay, WI
Mission: Homeless Shelter and/or Low-Income, Affordable Housing Resources: From homelessness to coming home, Pillars provides shelter, support, and solutions to address the housing needs in our community.
605 E Hancock St, Appleton, WI
Mission: Saving Paws Animal Rescue Inc. is a 501(c3) non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing homeless, abandoned and special needs animals and finding new adoptive homes or providing a lifelong sanctuary for them; to training and providing service dogs to children, adults and Veterans with disabilities to help with both physical and emotional independence. We also seek to educate the public regarding animal responsibility and the use of service dogs in public places.
N3141 Meade St, Appleton, WI
Mission: We provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympics-type sports for Fox Valley children and adults with and without intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy.
W5361 County Rd KK Ste. D, Appleton, WI
Mission: St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter, in living the Gospel mandate to care for the poor and vulnerable, believes that all human beings have the right to the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter and medical care.
- Provide a nightly temporary shelter program to meet the needs of the most vulnerable homeless population
- Ensure safety and harm reduction
- Provide services and assistance in a way that respects everyone as a child of God, attempts to connect with them where they are on their journey in life, and is offered in the context of furtherance of human dignity
- Facilitate participation in services which will bring greater fulfillment to the lives of our guests, including main-stream shelter and housing programs, mental health and substance abuse services, health care and other appropriate services
- Advocate in partnership for the needs of our homeless guests
411 St John St, Green Bay, WI
Mission: The St. Joseph Food Program is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that has operated since 1982. Weekly we distribute 30 tons of fresh food and non-perishable items to hundreds of men, women and children – the elderly, working poor and temporarily unemployed. We are funded by cash and food donations from individuals, churches, businesses and foundations.
1465 Opportunity Way, Menasha, WI
Mission: Our mission is to provide services and benefits that will improve their quality of life. With our community’s help, we can meet many of their needs through the Vets & Friends coffee house, food pantry, and seasonal courtyard gardens.
2508 N. Richmond, Appleton 54911
Mission: Helping residents of Wrightstown, the Alleluia Church food pantry is a valuable community resource for those who need assistance.