FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2018
The Family’s “Help for the Homeless” Hygiene Drive Tops $410,000
Appleton, Green Bay, Wausau/Stevens Point/Sheboygan WI –91.9FM/91.5FM/91.3FM/88.5FM The Family: The Family Radio Network announces the results of their 2018 “Help for the Homeless” hygiene drive. Records were broken again as $410,000 worth of new hygiene and cleaning products were donated to local crisis programs in 15 Northeast and Central Wisconsin communities. The 83 crisis agencies benefiting from these donations are sincerely grateful for this generous help! In its 26th year, “Help for the Homeless” has provided $3 million worth of hygiene supplies to local crisis programs and those they serve.
“Her hours were cut and she was using all of her money for food and bills. She was so thankful that we could help her with diapers, and laundry detergent. She was worried that her kids wouldn’t have clean clothes to go to school in and she would need to ration out their food, so she could buy diapers. She is so thankful that we could help her until she is on her feet again!” – Dina Borremans, Golden House Domestic Abuse Shelter, Green Bay
The Family works with area homeless coalitions, inviting people to donate hygiene and cleaning items to their local crisis programs to help them direct their limited funds to provide qualified staff, counseling, shelter, and food to those they serve.
More than 875 local businesses, churches, and schools participated by placing collection boxes in their high traffic areas and inviting their own staff, members and students to donate for 3 weeks this spring. Public collection boxes were hosted by Festival Foods Stores, Shopko Stores, and Walgreens. Donations remain in the community where they are collected. The goal of “Help for the Homeless” is to supply a year’s worth of products to each agency.
91.9FM/91.5FM/91.3FM/88.5FM The Family radio network, along with the 83 crisis programs, thanks everyone who donated, volunteered, and sponsored the drive this spring! Next year’s dates are Feb.17-March 10. More at thefamily.net or 800-236-9364. More info at thefamily.net.
Sponsored in NE & EC Wisc. by The Family Radio Network with Fox 11 WLUK, Festival Foods, Fox Communities Credit Union, McCain Foods, The Shopko Foundation, Allcox and Associates, and also supported by U.S. Venture Schmidt Family Foundation
Sponsored in Central Wisc. by The Family Radio Network with Buska and Buska Insurance, Century 21 Gold Key Inc., The Shopko Foundation, McCain Foods and also supported by U.S. Venture Schmidt Family Foundation
Northeast Wisconsin – APPLETON/FOX CITIES: Appleton Area School Dist. Education of Homeless Children &Youth Prgm, ADVOCAP Homeless Prgm, Apricity (formerly STEP Industries/Mooring Prgms) B.A.B.E.S. Inc. Child Abuse Prevention, Boys & Girls Clubs Fox Valley Runaway & Youth Services (RAYS), COTS Transitional Shltrs, Fox Valley Warming Shltr, Harbor House, Homeless Connections, The Housing Partnership, LEAVEN, Menasha Joint School Dist. Homeless Children &Youth Prgm,, Mother & Unborn Baby Care, Partnership Community Health Cntr, Riverview Gardens, Ryan Community Housing Prgms, The Salvation Army Fox Cities, CHILTON: Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul FOND DU LAC: ADVOCAP, Beacon House, New Beginnings Pregnancy Cntr, The Salvation Army, Solutions Cntr GREEN BAY: Brown Cnty. Human Services – Child Protection Services, Family Services Crisis Cntr / Open Door Youth Services, Family Services Trans. Living Prgm, Freedom House, Golden House, Green Bay Area School Dist. McKinney Vento Prgm, House of Hope, NEWCAP The Salvation Army EPH Transitional Living Prgm, The Salvation Army Basic Needs, St John the Evangelist Homeless Shltr, St Vincent De Paul Homes, Transformation House, Wellspring (LSS) MANITOWOC: Hope House, InCourage Domestic Violence Cntr., Lutheran Social Services Runaway & Youth Services (R.A.Y.S), Men’s & Women’s TeeBox Transitional Living Home, The Haven of Manitowoc Cnty, The Salvation Army, NEW LONDON: The Salvation Army OCONTO/MARINETTE: NEWCAP Marinette (Community Access & Housing), NEWCAP Oconto (Community Access & Housing), Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Services (Oconto & Marinette) OSHKOSH: ADVOCAP, Christine Ann, Day by Day Warming Shltr., Father Carr’s Place 2B, Forward Service Corp., The Salvation Army, SEYMOUR: Community 2000, The Salvation Army Outagamie Cnty. Ext. Unit, Seymour Food Pantry, St. Vincent de Paul SHEBOYGAN: Lutheran Social Services – Runaway & Youth Services (RAYS), Lakeshore CAP, Safe Harbor, The Salvation Army, Sheboygan County Interfaith Org. – Bridgeway (SCIO), St Vincent de Paul – Plymouth
Central Wisconsin: MARSHFIELD Mary’s Place Boarding House, St. Vincent De Paul, The Hannah Center ANTIGO: Avail Inc., STEVENS POINT: Evergreen Community Initiatives WAUPACA: Agape Center, CAP Services, Foundations for Living Inc. WAUSAU: The Neighbors’ Place, Community Center of Hope, Community Corner Clubhouse, The Open Door of Marathon County, The Salvation Army of Marathon County, WISCONSIN RAPIDS: (SWEPS) South Wood Emerging Pantry Shelf, The Family Center
About The Family: The Family Radio Network, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing contemporary Christian music and programming, as well as community outreach support to Central and Northeast Wisconsin since 1969. The Family’s mission is to broadcast the hope of Jesus Christ to strengthen and encourage listeners. The radio network has 10 signals and 4 stations in Wisconsin: 91.9FM WEMI Appleton/Oshkosh, 91.5FM WEMY Green Bay, 91.3FM WSTM Sheboygan, 88.5FM WGNV Wausau/Stevens Point. For more information go to www.thefamily.net.