Wauwatosa comes together to provide the community supplies it needs

Wauwatosa organized to have a productive Saturday. Not only did the community come together to kick off a one-of-a-kind clothing event, but also to help keep families in the community full and healthy. The first charity event was held at the Northwest Masonic Center. One of their main goals is to make sure they do what they can to support the local community. Boxes lined the venue on Saturday and an assembly line worked quickly to pack the goods. “We had so many volunteers show up,” said Blaine Goldner, one of the organizers. “We basically offer 8,000 meals today.” Goldner and his wife Stacy came up with the idea of ​​offering well-balanced meals two years ago. “We always vary the side dishes we have, but we always want to make sure we have real meat,” Stacy Goldner said. make sure it’s well balanced for everyone.” With the pandemic, the two said it’s been difficult to get people the supplies they need. People of all ages, from Green Bay to Kenosha , came to help.”As we know, in these turbulent times, there are so many people who are hungry,” said Minor King, partner and volunteer with the group, less than three miles away at Longfellow Middle School “We decided we needed this ‘Tosa Community Closet’ because we have needs in our community,” said Adrienne Burgoyne. , vice-president of the Parent Teacher Asso cation. “Our first request was outerwear.” The community followed by bringing just that. “We brought coats, hats, mittens, winter clothes that they came from and wanted to give to someone else,” said Bridget Lenz, a donor. . While WISN 12 News was at Longfellow Middle School, organizers said people stopped and picked up items. “We just gave them the items they needed. We’re here, so we might as well,” Burgoyne said. The families said it goes beyond filing an article, it’s a lesson for the younger generation. “For my daughters, just having that experience is enough to see how important it is to give to others,” Lenz said. Superintendent Demond Means agreed and said a pair of boots or a jacket can go a long way. “Not only brings warmth to a young person, but shares a sense of community with families and brings us together,” he said. More than 10 local charities will receive meal kits from the Northwest Masonic Center. The Wauwatosa Community Closet will spend the next two days collecting inventory of all donations. Once this is complete, they will send a list to each school in the Wauwatosa district. If families need items, they are encouraged to contact their school counselors. Their requests will be submitted anonymously.

Wauwatosa organized to have a productive Saturday. Not only did the community come together to kick off a one-of-a-kind clothing event, but also to help keep families in the community full and healthy.

The first charity event was held at the Northwest Masonic Center. One of their main goals is to make sure they do what they can to support the local community.

Boxes lined the venue on Saturday and an assembly line worked quickly to pack the goods.

“We had so many volunteers show up,” said Blaine Goldner, one of the organizers. “We basically offer 8,000 meals today.”

Goldner and his wife Stacy came up with the idea of ​​giving well-balanced meals two years ago.

“We always vary the side dishes we have, but we always want to make sure we have real meat,” Stacy Goldner said. “The vegetables, as well as the sides and of course the dessert, we have to make sure it’s well balanced for everyone”

With the pandemic, the two said it was difficult to get people the supplies they needed.

The volunteers took advantage of this opportunity. People of all ages from Green Bay to Kenosha came out to help.

“As we know, in these turbulent times, there are so many people who are hungry,” said Minor King, partner and volunteer with the group.

Less than three miles away, at Longfellow Middle School, another charity event was taking place. This one was focused on clothing for the community.

“We decided we needed this ‘Tosa Community Closet’ because we have needs in our community,” said Adrienne Burgoyne, vice president of the Parent Teacher Association. “Our first request was outerwear.”

The community followed by providing just that.

“We brought coats, hats, mittens, winter clothes that they came from and wanted to give them to someone else,” said Bridget Lenz, a donor.

While WISN 12 News was at Longfellow Middle School, organizers said people stopped and picked up items.

“We just gave them the items they needed. We’re here, so we might as well,” Burgoyne said.

The families said it goes beyond filing an article, it’s a lesson for the younger generation.

“For my daughters, just having that experience is enough to see how important it is to give to others,” Lenz said.

Superintendent Demond Means agreed and said a pair of boots or a jacket can go a long way.

“Not only brings warmth to a young person, but shares a sense of community with families and brings us together,” he said.

More than 10 local charities will receive meal kits from the Northwest Masonic Center.

The Wauwatosa Community Closet will spend the next two days collecting inventory of all donations. Once this is complete, they will send a list to each school in the Wauwatosa District.

If families need items, they are encouraged to contact their school counselors. Their requests will be submitted anonymously.

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