Tree Land Supports St. Vincent de Paul Programs

Tree Land at St. Vincent de Paul is open for business through Dec. 29 at Northland Mall in Appleton, but as store manager Mike Holzknecht explains, the store started almost by accident. In 2015, he volunteered at the Christmas Store, which also is operated by SVdP and currently is adjacent to Tree Land. Holzknecht, who […]

RSVP member’s love of English bridges literacy gap

Nancy Pierce retired in 2001 as a registrar at a local hospital, but feels she may have missed her calling in life. “I love English,” she said. “I wish I had gone to college to be an English teacher.” I like the interaction between student and teacher.” The 81 year-old Kaukauna resident uses her passion […]

Fox Valley Literacy Council Helps Adults Succeed and Become Part of the Community

Fox Valley Literacy Council indicates that there are more than 12,500 people in Outagamie County who lack basic literacy skills. To combat this alarming statistic, the nonprofit organization provides free, confidential, one-on-one tutoring for adults in basic reading, writing, English Language Learning and Adult Basic English. It also conducts small classes in citizenship and conversation. […]

Falls Prevention Program for Older Adults Proven Effective

Wisconsin ranks No. 1 in the nation for the number of falls for people age 65 and older, and a local agency aims to do something about it. The Aging and Disability Resource Center is sponsoring Stepping On, a program that has proven to reduce falls and build confidence for older adults. Physical therapists, pharmacists, […]

Volunteering in the Community Becomes a Way of Life

Volunteering isn’t just a way to pass time for Barb Ketter – it’s a lifestyle. She volunteers at Community Child Care Center, helps with special events at Westside Elementary School, serves meals at Loaves and Fishes and has been volunteering at the St. Bernadette rummage sale for the last three decades. “I get back more […]