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Flavor of the Day

Charity

Our community is important to us and through the years we have supported local charities and causes. In late 2009 we decided to take this even further and actively support a charity each month. Due to the generous contributions from our wonderful and caring customers and those from Gilles's, this program has been a terrific success. Thank you for helping us give back to those in need in our community. 

If you have a suggestion for a charity for us to highlight, please let us know by using this link. When choosing a charity we focus on those that help people directly and have administrative costs of 10% or less.

The Charity of the Month for September is Fisher House of Wisconsin. Find out more about their great work at www.fisherhousewi.org.

Zablocki VA Medical Center

Fisher Houses provide military families housing close to a loved one in the hospital for an illness, disease or injury. These homes are located at military and VA medical centers around the world. Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans’ families an estimated $547 million in out-of-pocket costs for lodging and transportation.

Fisher House Wisconsin is a community partner aligned with the Fisher House Foundation (FHF). The FHF built the first house in 1990. Today there are 90 Fisher Houses, located on 25 military installations and 40 VA medical centers. Fisher House WI is a home away from home for veterans’ and military families who need temporary housing while their loved one receives care at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center. Fisher House is here to help families get through tough times by offering comfortable accommodations in a home-like environment at no cost to the guests.

When a veteran or service member receives care at the VA, the last thing families should have to worry about is how to support their loved one during hospitalization. For many families, the VA Medical Center is hours from home, and it is difficult to predict how long a stay might be. Not only are there financial sacrifices with travel and lodging, there can be mental and emotional burdens as families seek answers and wait for results.

We hope to lessen these burdens so families can focus on helping their loved one heal. The Milwaukee VA Fisher House is conveniently located on the Milwaukee VA Medical Center grounds and offers 16 bedroom suites of varying layouts to accommodate single travelers or larger families at no cost to them. Designed with the interactions of guests in mind, guests experience the feeling of being home with a shared common kitchen, laundry room, dining room, living room, family room and a large patio and yard. Families share meals together and support each other through their joys and sorrows.

Donations are critical to our mission to sustain a home away from home for military and veterans’ families. We actively seek monetary contributions from individuals, organizations, and businesses to help us sustain the Fisher House. Even the smallest gift makes a difference in supporting military and veterans’ families.

Fisher House Wisconsin hosts a few events each year, but we also count on many eager fundraisers who choose us as a beneficiary for their events. We are grateful for the support from those who want to help us through their school, business, community and sporting events. We love hearing from people with great ideas for events or who want to merge existing efforts to benefit the Fisher House mission. No fundraiser is too small, and no one too young or old to help!

Interested in fundraising with us?

Interested in getting involved as a volunteer?

Please contact us today to learn about the opportunities to become part of the Fisher House family.

 

Some of our past Charities of the Month are:

  • Adoption Resources of WI
  • ALS Association
  • Alzheimer's Association-WI Chap
  • Am Legion Women's Post 448
  • American Legion Post #449
  • American Lung Association-Milwaukee
  • Aurora Zilber Family Hospice
  • Autism Society of Southeastern WI 
  • Autism Speaks
  • Badger Association of the Blind
  • Best Buddies Wisconsin
  • Bethesda Lutheran Communities
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Milwaukee
  • Christ Child Society of Milwaukee 
  • Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
  • Community Projects for Seniors
  • Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
  • Daystar
  • Dominican Center for Women
  • Fisher House
  • Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation
  • Hope Street Ministry
  • Just One More Ministry
  • Kathy's House
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Lotus Legal Clinic
  • LOVE>hate Project
  • Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation
  • Mental Health of America Wisconsin
  • Michelle's Action Angels Community Outreach
  • Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Service, Inc
  • Milwaukee Irish Fest Foundation
  • Milwaukee Rescue Mission
  • Mr. Bob's Under the Bridge
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • Professional Fire Fighters of WI Charitable Foundation
  • Relay for Life West Allis New Berlin
  • Repairers of the Breach
  • Royal Family KIDS Camp
  • Savage Support
  • Sherman Park Food Pantry
  • Smile Train
  • Sojourner Family Peace Center
  • St. Coletta Day School
  • St. Francis Children's Center
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • The LOVE>hate Project
  • Tosa Cares
  • Trees of Hope WI
  • Tunnel to Towers Foundation
  • USO
  • Vision Forward Association
  • Walker's Point Youth & Family Center
  • WI Chapter of MS Society
  • WI Donor Network
  • Women's Support Centers of Milwaukee
  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • Zachiariah's Acres