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Monthly 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  specific charity each month. Gilles matches your donations dollar for dollar, and 100% of the monies we collect go to the charity. Due to the generous contributions from our wonderful and caring customers and those from Gilles, 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 Monthly Charity for May is Zachariah's Acres. Find out more about their great work at https://www.zachariahsacres.org/.

 

Zacharia's Acres is a one-of-a-kind place where children with special needs find purpose and belonging and explore God's Creation. When guests visit our universally designed campus, nature, wildlife, and agricultural experiences are accessible to all.

Mission:

Our Mission is to connect children with special needs, and their families, to the miracles of nature so they may know their Creator.

Vision:

  • To acknowledge, ease, and enrich their lives.
  • To make previously inaccessible nature-based activites accessible to them.
  • To proclaim the worth and beauty of each and every human being.
  • To let them know that God created all people and all things on purpose and with purpose.
  • To let them know that God loves them and wants to spend an eternity with them.

Values:

  • FAITH: Faith is the foundation of our ministry. We are led by our heavenly Father to love and serve His special children.
  • AUTHENTICITY: Our guests are authentic, honest, and real with us, so they should expect authenticity from us as well.
  • COMPASSION: Real compassion is acknowledging someone for who they are and serving them with dignity
  • EXCELLENCE: Excellence is about carrying out our work to the best of our ability and serving others selflessly.
  • SERVITUDE: Servitude requires being present and observing your surroundings to find what needs to be done and taking action.
 

How We Serve:

  • Family Events: We’re intentional about nature-based experiences that allow our guests to shine and experience something that they don't get a chance to do elsewhere. Our events are designed specifically for children with special needs and provide priceless memories for years to come.  Snowshoeing, garden in the greenhouse, cooking classes, Mother's Day, bonfire with s'mores, hay wagon rides, fishing, family worship nights, apple picking, and more.
  • Field Trips: Zachariah’s Acres provides customized, nature-based activities for your special education classroom or school transition program from September to June. Favorite activities include hay wagon rides, garden tours, gathering eggs, nature crafts, fishing, lunch or a snack in the treehouse, snowshoeing, berry picking, hike or nature walk, cooking or canning, etc.
  • Community Partnerships: Participants from local nonprofits have fun while learning important life skills such as punctuality, positive attitude, follow-through, work ethic, accomplishment, enthusiasm, and teamwork. Fresh fruit and vegetables are used in kitchen, donated to local food pantries, sold at community farm markets, and used for our Community Supported Agriculture program. At Zachariah’s Acres, our guests thrive because they are encouraged to be the authors of their own lives. 
  • Scheduled Programs: Seed to Sale is a program designed to work with local transition programs so that young adults with intellectual disability can take ownership of a raised garden bed for the purpose of growing, packaging, and selling produce. The Garden Club allows young adults to visit with a job coach or caregiver to learn about and work horticulture, allowing for meaningful work for individuals who are consistently turned down from traditional employment or volunteer opportunities.

 

Zachariah's Acres
Mailing Address:
16575 Patricia Lane
Brookfield, WI 53005
info@zachariahsacres.org
Physical Address:
N74W35911 Servants' Way
Oconomowok, WI 53066
 

Some of our past Monthly Charities 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
  • Life Navigators
  • 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