Nonprofit Calendar

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:41 am

*Friday, Oct. 4, Globall Giving will host “Oktoberfest 2013” to raise funds toward its mission of donating new and gently used sporting goods to children in need around the world. The fundraiser will feature guest speaker Steve Wright, who spent 13 years playing in the NFL and who also appeared on the reality television show “Survivor.” “American Idol” contestant Naima Adedapo will also make an appearance. The event will include a live auction and a beer and wine tasting as well. Festivities will kick off at 6 p.m. at River Club of Mequon, located at 12400 N. Ville Du Parc Dr. in Mequon. Cost is $150 for couples and $80 for individuals. Checks payable to “Globall Giving” can be mailed to 140 S. Park St., Port Washington, WI. For more information, visit

*Saturday, Oct. 5, the AIDS Walk Wisconsin will take place at Milwaukee’s Summerfest Grounds to raise funds for the ARCW Medical Center, which offers medical, dental and mental health care services along with social services to Wisconsin residents impacted by HIV/AIDS. The annual walk, which includes a 5k walk and a new timed 5K run, will begin at 10 a.m. with registration followed by opening ceremonies at noon and the start of the walk/run at 12:30 p.m. Individuals can take part in the walk for free, and runners can take part for a fee of $30 in advance and $35 during day-of registration. All participants are encouraged to fundraise additional dollars on their own to contribute to the cause. Summerfest Grounds are located at Henry W. Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Dr. in Milwaukee. For more information about the walk/run and registration details, visit

*Sunday, Oct. 6, Bryon’s Run for Paralysis 5k run/walk/roll will raise funds to support the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation, which contributes dollars toward medical research of a cure for paralysis and provides assistance and resources to individuals impacted by neurological disorders. The fundraising event, sponsored and hosted by Carroll University, will take place at the Carroll University Schneider Stadium, located at 240 N. Barstow St. in Waukesha. Registration will start at 8 a.m., followed by pre-race stretching at 8:30 a.m., the walk at 9 a.m., the roll at 9:10 a.m. and the run at 9:15 a.m. The event is open to the public, and participants will take home a race t-shirt. Pre-registration fees cost $15 for Carroll University and staff; $25 for alumni, spouses and the general public; and $60 for families. Day-of registration costs $20 for Carroll University students and staff and $30 for alumni, spouses and the general public. For more information or to register, visit

*Monday, Oct. 7, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity will hold a “World Habitat Day” celebration to highlight its accomplishment of exceeding $2 million in international tithe funds. The celebration, open to the public, will recognize donors, volunteers and nonprofit supports who contributed to this accomplishment. Attendees are encouraged to bring spare change to donate to Milwaukee Habitat’s “See the Change” Challenge, and pennies collected at the event will be part of a “ceremonial pouring of the pennies.” The celebration will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the nonprofit’s Habitat ReStore East, located at 420 S. 1st St. in Milwaukee. For more information, visit

*Thursday, Oct. 10, the Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI) will hold the “Works of Heart” Fundraiser to support its programming geared toward children with disabilities and children working to overcome other significant life challenges. The fundraiser is a component of MCFI’s Campaign for Kids, a fundraising effort to ramp up support for its Birth to Three program, Pediatric Skilled Nursing program, SmartBaby program, the School for Early Development and Achievement charter school, and Wells Street Academy. “Works of Heart,” which is being hosted by WISN-TV meteorologist Sally Severson, will include food from MCFI’s Hospitality Academy, live music, a silent auction, artwork for purchase and more. Tickets cost $50. The event will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MCFI’s Main Campus in the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building, located at 2020 W. Wells St. in Milwaukee. To register, click here.

*Thursday, Oct. 17, Care-a-lotta, Bartolotta Restaurants’ charitable branch, will hold a fundraising event in support of Pathfinders Milwaukee, the nonprofit recipient of its 2013 Spot-On campaign. The fundraiser, themed “Ping Pong for Pathfinders,” will include a bracket-style ping-pong competition with fundraiser attendees challenging ping pong professionals. Pro athletes will use cooking utensils instead of ping pong paddles during matches to ease the competition, and the top three ping pong champions will take home prizes. The event, which will also feature a cash bar and food trucks, will begin at 6 p.m. at The Tent at Pier Wisconsin, located at 500 Harbor Dr. in Milwaukee. Cost is $40 for attendees planning to take part in ping pong rounds and $10 for those who simply want to watch. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

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