Appleton Area School District has been refining and improving its reading and math tutoring programs for more than two decades, but there is one thing that hasn’t changed – volunteers remain the heart and soul of the programs. Volunteer tutors who work with first-graders in the United for Reading Success (UFRS) program support their efforts […]
Most folks agree that exercise is healthy. According to the National Institute for Aging, exercise is good for people of any age and can ease symptoms of many chronic conditions. The Aging & Disability Resource Center of Calumet, Outagamie and Waupaca counties reports that only 20 percent of your health is determined by what happens […]
Cheryl Reissmann has been involved with the StrongWomen program since 2009, when she attended a class at the former Thompson Community Center. “The side-leg raise just killed me,” she said. “And I asked myself, ‘Why am I doing this?’” Because her leg muscles were so weak, she got leg cramps from doing the exercise. But […]
Bev School retired twice. The former medical transcriptionist left the field about four years ago and then in 2018. But she did not retire from being active in the community. When she became aware that the Outagamie County Nutrition Program needed help with its meal service program at Oneida Heights Apartments, she answered the call. […]
The Outagamie County Nutrition Program provides approximately 40,000 to 50,000 nutritious meals a year, along with socialization opportunities, for persons 60 years and older or for people with disabilities, at congregate meal sites throughout Outagamie County. The congregate meal sites are in Hortonville, Seymour, Kaukauna, and two meal sites in Appleton. In addition to meal […]
Do you enjoy working in the garden, or on a farm? If so, Riverview Gardens may be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. They always are looking for community volunteers to help with a variety of tasks, including seeding, watering, transplanting, harvesting, cleaning and packaging produce. Riverview Gardens, at 242 W. Seymour St., is […]
Volunteer Fox Cities presented the 26th Annual Youth Alliance Awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley. The Fox Cities Youth Alliance Awards seek to recognize the spirit of volunteerism as found in the future leaders of our community and encourage young people and adults to take hold of that same spirit in their own lives.
Rebuilding Together Fox Valley is often referred to as the best-kept secret in the Fox Valley. The nonprofit organization, with a staff of three, provides critical home repairs free of charge to low-income homeowners, giving them the ability to remain safe and healthy in their own homes. Last year, Rebuilding Together Fox Valley completed 49 […]
Reading is important to Clarice Belling. That is why this member of the Retired & Senior Volunteer 55+ Program has been participating in the Appleton Public Library’s Walking Books program for the last 14 years. Volunteers of this program deliver materials to homebound patrons. In 2018, the library’s circulation to Walking Books patrons totaled 1,903. […]
Sixteen people get on a bus to an unknown location to do a secret project. It might sound like the premise for a mystery novel, but a group of 4imprint-ers got to live it first-hand with a volunteering adventure on the Give Back Bus!