Skating Event for the Dane County Humane Society

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Community Ice Skating event to benefit the Dane County Humane Society! Bring a donation for the animals and your admission is FREE! Or skaters can pay the regular admission prices. All admissions will be donated to the Dane County Humane Society. Bring your friends and family….it’s a great cause for the ones with paws!

Date: Monday, January 18, 2016 at 12:30 PM
Location: Hartmeyer Ice Arena

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Shoe the Zoo! Benefit for Henry Vilas Zoo

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Please join us for some fun on the snow at Vilas Park as we support the Henry Vilas Zoo! This is the third year for Shoe the Zoo and it’s all about having a great time while engaging in a fast-growing, simple-to-learn snow sport. If you can walk, you can snowshoe, and half of every $20.00 one hour lesson fee will be donated to help Henry Vilas Zoo provide an experience that connects all people with the natural world. We are incredibly lucky to have an admission free zoo here in Madison!

January 17th, 2016 and January 30th, 2016
11:00 AM & 1:00 PM

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4th Annual No Stomach for Cancer Walk

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No Stomach For Cancer is excited to raise awareness as they join together to support research and unite the caring power of people worldwide affected by stomach cancer. Join with others around the world on November 7th to raise awareness in your community by wearing your 2015 Walk Buttons and Periwinkle as you go about your day. Or, gather with others and plan an activity or walk to create awareness for stomach cancer. Be an ambassador for a day for this important cause.


Date: Nov. 7th

Contact: 608-692-5141 or VISIT THEM

Place to meet: 8:15 a.m. 5515 Catfish Ct, Waunakee, WI 53597

Clean Lakes Alliance—Join to save lakes around!

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renew-the-blue_spectrum-intern-volunteer-day-600x400The Clean Lakes Alliance was founded in 2009 to administer the business end of the annual Clean Lakes Festival. The Festival, which began in 2007, was organized by the Mad-City Water Ski Team in an effort to raise money to help clean up the lakes.  In 2010, under the leadership of Don Heilman and James Tye, the Clean Lakes Alliance changed from a volunteer entity into a staffed organization.

Our management team consists of an executive board of directors that works closely with the CLA executive staff to devise community-engagement strategies, increase participation in lake activities and events, and create additional opportunities for outreach and education. A Community Board made up of stakeholders and partnering organizations provides us with additional direction in reaching our objectives and strengthening key relationships.

Today, CLA is working to build community support and the financial resources necessary to reach our goal. The Yahara CLEAN Strategic Action Plan — a plan commissioned by CLA to reduce phosphorus by 50% — will reduce algal blooms and improve water clarity as it gets implemented. CLA and its partners are also working with farmers to learn about and improve the way fertilizers and manure are handled. This includes planting cover crops and experimenting with new technologies and farming practices to reduce polluting runoff. Throughout the year, CLA is organizing family-friendly activities to encourage residents to get invested in their lakes, and is supporting research and monitoring to help guide the actions we take to clean up our waterways.


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Aaron’s House–substance use recovery housing

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JD_friends_webWe believe young men taken off track by substance use stay alive with sobriety supported by peers, mentors, and healthy lifestyles.  Living interdependently in a healthy home, near colleges and education, Aaron’s House Student-Residents are guided by a live-in House Mentor to do the next right thing.

Evidence supports our plan of continuing education, healthy employment, 12 step work, and building relationships. The peer to peer support of guys who know your life is the bonding ingredient that keeps you committed on your journey.

Aaron’s House is a safe place to come home to from the time you begin turning your sober days into sober months until you can say “I’ve been sober 2 years. I have a degree worth having, a job I care about, and relationships I’m proud of.”

Aaron’s House is a substance use recovery housing option for young men ready for higher education, meaningful employment, improving relationships, and healthy living. Aaron’s house is one block from the shores of Lake Mendota, near downtown Madison, Wisconsin, close to UW Madison, Edgewood College, and Madison College.

This project is ran by Aaron J. Meyer Foundation. Inc

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African American Black Business Association—-Culture Business Support

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MBCC-logo-850P.O. Box 1544
Madison, WI 53701


The Madison Black Chamber of Commerce promotes the economic and social development of the African American/Black community by facilitating access to capital and empowering African American and Black business owners to build, expand and assist entrepreneurs and businesses in the community.

Agrace Hospicecare

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GiGi081[1]For more than 35 years, Agrace has been a nonprofit, community based health care agency dedicated to providing expert physical, emotional and spiritual support to patients and families through the stages of serious illness. Agrace HospiceCare is nationally recognized for the comprehensive hospice services we provide in patients’ homes, the Agrace HospiceCare inpatient unit and skilled nursing and assisted living facilities throughout south central Wisconsin.

Now Agrace offers palliative care services to provide patients more options for feeling better, even while receiving treatment.

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American Heart Association-Madison

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Location: 2850 Dairy Drive Suite 300
Madison, WI  53718
(608) 221-8866
FAX  (608) 221-9233
The American Heart Association publishes a standard for providing basic and advanced life support, including standards for proper performance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The AHA offers the most widely accepted certification for basic life support (BLS). The AHA is now also a provider of training for first aid, in addition to CPR. The AHA also operates an affiliated organization, the American Stroke Association, which focuses on care, research and prevention of strokes.
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Badger Honor Flight –for veterans!

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Badger Honor Flight is a regional affiliate of the national Honor Flight Network. The purpose of the Honor Flight Network is to ensure that WWII and terminally ill veterans from any war have the opportunity to see the memorials that have been erected in their honor. The Honor Flight Network provides all amenities to the veterans, including all transportation, meals and lodging. Everything is free to the veterans because of how much they have sacrificed for this great country already. The only money veterans need is if they want to buy a souvenir for themselves.

The veterans are accompanied by volunteer guardians. Guardians make sure the veterans stay with the group and take care of any special needs. Guardians are responsible for paying their $500 trip fee on their own; their fee is not covered by the donations that are collected.

All veterans and guardians interested in flying out of the Madison, WI, hub must submit an application to Badger Honor Flight. Veterans and guardians are selected for flights on a first-come, first-served basis. Exceptions are made for terminally ill veterans; if a doctor certifies that a veteran is terminally ill, he or she receives priority status.

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Angel’s Wish—Animals nonprofit

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who are we?

Angel’s Wish is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization founded in 2000.

mission statement

Angel’s Wish is dedicated to reducing animal overpopulation, rehoming companion animals, and raising awareness of animal welfare issues in South Central Wisconsin.

the animals we help

In 2013, we took in 550 cats and 26 dogs from nearly 20 different counties in Wisconsin. The top three counties we took in animals from were Dane (190 animals), Rock (140), and Iowa (51). In 2013, we adopted out 476 cats and 34 dogs. In the last five years, we have helped over 2,500 animals find their new homes.

why are we called Angel’s Wish?

Lois Lawrence, a founding member of Angel’s Wish, once rescued a kitten from a construction site. Weak with starvation, dehydration, and a severe upper respiratory infection, neither veterinary treatment nor Lois’ love and care could save the kitten from the effects of that hot June day. Angel died that night in Lois’ arms. We believe that Angel’s wish would have been that no other animal be subjected to pain, suffering, abandonment or neglect.

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