Nonprofit News

C.H. Coakley helps stamp out hunger
The Hunger Task Force will host its National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)annual food drive on Saturday, May 14 as part of it’s Stamp Out Hunger campaign. Milwaukee-based C.H. Coakley will lend a hand this year, by becoming a transportation partner for the cause and picking up food from various locations.
On Stamp Out Hunger Day food will be collected from twenty-three Milwaukee area post offices,” said Sherrie Tussler, executive director of Hunger Task Force. “Last year over 900,000 pounds of food was collected and the partnership of C.H. Coakley will get those donations to Hunger Task Force so we can get that food to the Milwaukeeans who need it most.”
This year marks the 19th annual NALC National Food Drive with more than 1,500 NALC branches participating from every state.
“At C.H. Coakley, we are always looking for ways to lend a hand in our community Stepping into the role of transportation partner of this event was a very easy decision,” said Dawn, Ovokaitys, sales manager at C.H. Coakley & Co., Inc.  “We are delighted to be a part of such a worthwhile effort that directly benefits the people of Milwaukee and our neighboring areas.”

Habitat for Humanity seeks women volunteers for build week
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, in partnership with Lowe’s department store is searching for local women to volunteer for the construction of two Women Build homes this July. Volunteers will be needed for six months in order to complete the home, construction or home improvement experience is not necessary.
National Women Build Week, held May 1 through May 9, challenges women to devote at least one day in the effort to help eliminate poverty housing. The event, now in its fourth year, has drawn more than 20,000 female volunteers from all 50 states.
To date, female volunteers have built more than 1,800 Habitat houses nationwide during National Women Build Week.
Lowe’s is contributing more than $1.3 million to National Women Build Week and also $5,000 in  Lowe’s gift cards and building materials to more than 250 Habitat affiliates. National Women Build Week is one of the major initiatives supported through Lowe’s five-year, $20 million pledge to Habitat. To volunteer or donate to this project, please visit

Northwestern Mutual Foundation commits $200,000 to area nonprofits
The Northwestern Mutual Foundation recently launched a new Click for Kids initiative that uses Facebook voting to provide a total gift of $200,000 to three nonprofits dedicated to supporting children and children’s needs.
“We believe that consumers share our passion for securing future generations for children—and they’re looking for simple ways to promote literacy, teach healthy habits and support children with special needs,” said Kimberley Goode, president, Northwestern Mutual Foundation. “Click for Kids is a dynamic combination of social media and philanthropy that underscores the Northwestern Mutual Foundation’s commitment to helping children achieve their full potential.”
Facebook users are encouraged to visit Northwestern Mutual’s Facebook page and vote for either Action for Healthy Kids, Easter Seals of Southeast Wisconsin or Teach For America. For each vote cast, the Northwestern Mutual Foundation will give $10 to the selected nonprofit. 
To cast your vote or for more information, including video highlights of how each organization has impacted the lives of children go to

Kohl’s celebrates more birthdays by fighting cancer
The American Cancer Society will host it’s Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Saturday, May 7 on Milwaukee’s Lakefront and Kohl’s Corporation of Menomonee Falls will help celebrate more birthdays by hosting a “Pink” Birthday Celebration immediately following the walk.
The birthday celebration will feature a 12-foot birthday cake, lined with pink cupcakes, pink balloons and a stack of pink birthday presents. The walk will begin at 8:30 a.m.

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