Nonprofit News

Saz’s gives back through holiday parties
Saz’s Catering will donate 5 percent of food and beverage sales made between Dec. 1 and Jan. 31 to the Hunger Task Force.
“Hunger Task Force is a meaningful local organization and as a local business we are really happy to partner with them this holiday season,” said Steve Sazama, founder and owner of Saz’s. “Especially at this time of year, the idea of people going without food is difficult to grasp, and when we started evaluating who to focus on with this donation, the answer was pretty obvious. It had to be the Hunger Task Force.”
Saz’s will donate 5 percent of all food and beverage sales from individuals who book holiday parties, annual meetings or other events at their home, office or an outside venue.
“Holiday parties are a way of sharing food and joy with one another, and we appreciate Saz’s decision to
make this generous donation so we can share food with more people in need this season,” said Sherrie Tussler, executive director of The Hunger Task Force.

Communications firm to offer free media training for nonprofits
Milwaukee-based Haig/Jackson Communications has agreed to offer four free media training or presentation skills training seminars for eligible nonprofit organizations in 2012.
Former Milwaukee journalists Barbara Haig and Jeff Jackson have delivered these seminars to individuals and organizations since 1995. The goal is to help them conduct more effective media interviews and deliver more successful presentations.  Additionally, clients that purchase two full-day executive communication skills coaching seminars in 2012 also can receive up to two free media training or presentation skills training seminar for a non-profit organization of their choice.  For more information, visit www.haigjackson.com and click on “Free Non-Profit Seminars.”

Rexnord teams up with Hunger Task Force this Thanksgiving
Rexnord Industries has joined forces with Hunger Task Force for the Rexnord Turkey Ticker Challenge. Rexnord will match the number of turkeys donated to Hunger Task Force this holiday season.
Hunger Task Force will be filling Thanksgiving bins with donations of foods to help these families enjoy a home-cooked holiday meal that will include fresh potatoes and gravy, fresh fruits, pie for dessert and turkey.
“As the free and local food bank, working with local leaders is important to Hunger Task Force,” said Sherrie Tussler, executive director. “Having Rexnord step up to create the Rexnord Turkey Ticker Challenge is a great opportunity to make Thanksgiving a special holiday to even more Milwaukee families. Watching the Turkey Ticker numbers go up on the signboard and online really adds to the holiday spirit around town.”
Individuals can donate a turkey online or in person at the Hunger Task Force office located at 201 S. Hawley Court. Each donation made will be matched by Rexnord, Tussler said.

Art Museum to offer free admission
Guests will be admitted to the Milwaukee Art Museum for free on Thursday, Dec. 1 as part of the Museum’s Target Free First Thursday program. The program offers individuals the opportunity to see Impressionism: Masterworks on Paper, Taryn Simon: Photographs and Texts, and Building a Masterpiece: Santiago Calatrava and the Milwaukee Art Museum.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to our visitors,” said Daniel Keegan, Museum director. “In the past year, over 21,000 people have participated in Target Free First Thursdays. The Museum is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, which allows for more families and working professionals to share in the benefits.”
The Museum is also offering free admission to all veterans and their families on Saturday, November 5, and Friday, November 11 in honor of Veteran’s Day. The Museum Store is also giving veterans a special discount on purchases.
“The Museum is honored to participate in the Milwaukee area’s Veteran’s Day activities by offering free admission to these brave men and women who have served our country,” said Keegan.

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