This year we received a grant for client support from the Green Bay Packer Foundation. They presented 213 organizations from 44 different counties over $800,00 in grant money. It was a very inspirational event seeing the impact that the Packers have on this great state and those in need.
So if you ever needed another reason to turn your tv on on a Sunday afternoon to watch a Packer game- this could be it.
TLC was granted $20,000 from Racine Community Foundation. This funding will be used to support case management services for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Case managers are an integral part of the shelter program and to the participant's success.
TLC received $2500 from the Keefe Kares Foundation. The Keefe Kares mission is to identify local community needs and match them with time, talent and financial contributions for a great impact. We are grateful that the TLC program was found worth of funding.
Thank you Troop 303 for making dinner for the families at the shelter. Charlie, Jon and Andy did a great job making the lasagna. It was delicious. We appreciate Troop Leaders Jeff Schopp and Tim Bartelson for choosing TLC for your volunteer efforts.
When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world."
Thank you Leah Zinnen, Jenna Hotvedt, and Halie Behnke for cooking a delicious meal for those living at the shelter this past holiday season. Also, the gifts to the children and their moms was very thoughtful. It is these times that we are reminded how amazing today's youth can be, taking time out of their busy lives to share with others.
The parents, teachers, and school district should be very proud of these young women.
TLC received a $25,000 grant for the 2016-2017 fiscal year from the Runzheimer Foundation. This grant will be used for client support and case management. Their continued support is greatly appreciated.
TLC is appreciates the support from Kwik Trip. They were awarded a $1000 grant to help towards the 2017 transportation program. This will allow case mangers to continue to take clients to appointments, work, school, and meetings. All things necessary to help them become self-sufficient.
Thanks to Frank Cannella for the wonderful shipment from Amazon. The new towels and sheets will be put to great use at the shelter and for families when they transition to their new home.
TLC has been awarded a grant of $2000 through Keefe Kares. This is the second year the program has been acknowledged with this funding. Thank you!
TLC is fortunate to have receive United Way funding for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. This allows TLC to continue its work with the homeless families of Western Racine County and assist in making the program more efficient and effective for those served.
And just in time for winter......
TLC received their donation of mittens from Mittengram! Thank you to all who purchased mittens so that someone else could stay warm this winter.
Also, thank you Kinsey Quernemoen for delivering the mittens and taking a tour of the shelter. We encourage everyone to keep spreading the warmth. #mittengram
COLD HANDS WARM HEART
Life teen held its annual Cold Hands Warm Heart event in October. This annual event is where area teenagers camp outside overnight in boxes to simulate a homeless experience. The group brought in its largest tally to date, raising $27,827 this year. 83 participants and over 35 volunteers were able to meet staff and clients of TLC and hear their personal stories of living and working at the shelter. What a great experience for all!
Lastly, we appreciate Jim and Kathy Martin choosing TLC to receive these donations. We love to see the students learning about helping those in need while growing in their faith.
A special thanks to Thrivent Financial and Knights of Columbus for their support during the event.