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Cousins hosts food drive for Hunger Task Force
Cousins Subs West Allis locations will hold a food drive from Friday, Sept. 17, to Sunday, Sept. 19, to celebrate the grand opening of the newest Cousins location at Highway 100 and Greenfield Avenue.  Guests who donate three or more non-perishable food items at any West Allis Cousins will receive a coupon for a free sub to be used at a later date. The donations will go to Hunger Task Force to feed hungry families in the metro Milwaukee area.
“Cousins Subs has been an involved partner in West Allis for many years,” said Larry Weissman, vice president of marketing for Cousins Subs.  “We wanted to do something big to not only celebrate our newest West Allis store, but also to benefit the community as a whole.  We’re looking forward to a great turnout and a successful collection.”
Donations will be accepted at all West Allis Cousins Subs locations:

  • 1469 S. 108th St.
  • 9124 W. Lincoln Ave.
  • 10716 W. Oklahoma Ave.
  • 6738 W. Greenfield Ave. 

African American Children’s Theatre to form new choir
Registration and auditions for this year’s African American Children’s Theatre Children’s Choir will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 21 and Wednesday, Sept. 22 at Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut St., from 4 to 5 p.m. Children ages   8 to 14 who want to sing, dance and act should prepare a short poem and a song. Parents should also attend.
“Our after school program teaches students important communication skills,” said Constance Clark, AACT’s artistic and executive director. “Through acting and theatre games, children learn to imagine, solve problems together, and adapt to change. Our program encourages students to use their creative powers to better understand how people think, feel and live.”
Students n the choir develop and perform musical theatre presentations for the public at various events in the area, and also receive special behind the scene tours of local performing arts companies.
 Children of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to participate; the program runs through June 2011.
Library hosts literacy award celebration
Milwaukee Public Library Foundation will host the 2010 Benjamin Franklin Award Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 28 at Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., beginning at 5:15 p.m.  The Foundation will honor the Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation and Gale Klappa, CEO of Wisconsin Energy Corporation at the celebration. The Benjamin Franklin Awards annually honor those who have made significant contributions to literacy and life-long learning.
Klappa and the trustees of the Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation have been instrumental in projects that support education and literacy throughout the community.  .
They will be honored at an elegant dinner reception the evening of the event.
Past recipients include Robert Mariano and Roundy’s Supermarkets Inc., Lucile Krug, Chris Bauer, Kate Huston, Ed Zore and Northwestern Mutual, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Steve Smith and Journal Communications, Harry Franke, Sister Joel Read, Jim Wigdale, Brother Bob Smith, T. Michael Bolger, Marianne Lubar, Jane Bradley Pettit, Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist and the Common Council, Betty Ewens Quadracci, John MacDonough, Sue Ann Thompson, Frank Pelisek, Howard Fuller, Archbishop Rembert Weakland, Frederick Gerlach, Patrick Cotter and Harold Schwartz.

BizTimes launches nonprofit Giving Guide
BizTimes Milwaukee announces the launch of Giving Guide, Regional Philanthropic Opportunities, a new print and digital publication to showcase nonprofit organizations seeking support from the business community.
Giving Guide, Regional Philanthropic Opportunities will be a glossy four-color magazine that will highlight nonprofit organizations that have a presence in southeastern Wisconsin. It will be published and distributed along with the Oct. 29 issue of BizTimes Milwaukee and will also be available online in a digital page turn format. It will include information on nonprofit organizations involved with the arts and humanities, health and human services, foundations and fundraising.
"The BizTimes Giving Guide will provide an opportunity for nonprofit organizations throughout southeastern Wisconsin to connect with the businesses and the key business executives of the region,” said Dan Meyer, publisher of BizTimes Milwaukee. “The nonprofit industry is an important sector of our local economy. This guide will be a great resource for the nonprofits, as well as business people who are looking for ways to serve.”
Space in the Giving Guide includes a year long two page spread in the print and online edition of the Giving Guide, logo recognition in Giving Guide promotional ads, 10,000 impressions on BizTimes.com, a text link and an ad in an issue of BizTimes Nonprofit Weekly as well as logo placement next to the organization listing in the BizTimes Nonprofit Directory.
“The Giving Guide will be a year long ‘value play’ for our participating nonprofit organizations,” said Tom Gaertner, BizTimes Media vice president of sales. “It’s all about putting the right message in front of business owners and decision makers who can truly make a difference in our community.”
Nonprofit organizations that want to be included in the Giving Guide can call Gaertner at (414) 336-7112.

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