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RSVP Volunteer Keeps Vans Rolling for Veterans

At 81, RSVP member Cal Gardner is still driving – every day. He drives a shuttle at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center and the Housing Authority and recently began driving the Fox Valley Warming Shelter van, transporting the agency’s clients to downtown Appleton and other important destinations. And since the first of the year, he has […]

RSVP Volunteers Work to Save the Sight of Children

It’s amazing what a half-dozen RSVP volunteers can do. Since 2008, RSVP members Cathy and Jim Glasheen, Jim and Millie Mauthe, Phyllis Klahn and Anne Tischauser have provided free, sight-saving vision screenings for more than 3,000 preschoolers in Outagamie County on behalf of Prevent Blindness Wisconsin. They have referred 105 children for complete eye exams. […]

Volunteerism is Passed Down Through Generations

Volunteering is a family affair for Kathy Salm, who serves as board president and volunteer donation coordinator for the Center for Suicide Awareness. Her husband, Bob, is the emcee for the agency’s annual suicide awareness walk. Her daughter, Karen, posts items on the agency’s social media sites and Karen’s husband, Justin, designed and maintains the […]

Adult Tutor Provides Community Connection

Helping Latinos who are struggling with communication is one of Tom Stenklyft’s passions. The process brings him back to his roots. His grandparents emigrated from Sweden and in her later years as a widow, his grandmother lived with his family. He recalls her broken English and the difficulty she had with pronouncing the letter “j.” […]

Nominate for the Youth Alliance Awards Today!

Posted on Mar 8, 2017 by

Now is your chance to nominate a deserving young member of your community! The 24th Annual Youth Alliance Awards ceremony will take place on Friday, April 28, at Liberty Hall in Kimberly. All individuals and organizations throughout the Fox Valley are encouraged to nominate youth individuals and youth groups who have demonstrated a commitment to […]

VolunteerFEST Brings Good to the Community

“But the real prize of the evening seemed to be the treasured work that lies ahead for this enthusiastic group of do-gooders!” By Ronda Seubert, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator On November 29, 2016, the Volunteer Center of East Central Wisconsin hosted its 4th Annual VolunteerFEST at Waverly Beach in Menasha.  It was a free and family […]

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Posted on Jan 5, 2017 by

Contributed by Jan Sommerfeld, RSVP Program Assistant The weeks following the holidays are busy for stores, as shoppers return or exchange unwanted merchandise. But what if we could give the perfect gift – the one that keeps on giving? Volunteers in our community are doing just that. Take the members of the Retired and Senior […]

Hooks ‘n Needles Group Donates 497 Items

Hooks ‘n Needles Group Donates 497 Items Our RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program ladies from the Hooks ‘n Needles knitting group donated 497 hats, mittens and scarves to the Salvation Army – Fox Cities in conjunction with its Coats for Kids campaign! Wow… what a labor of love! Thanks to these special volunteers.