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Heart of Canal Street is Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s signature community program. Half of each $3 or $7 Canal Street Bingo game purchased goes to the Heart of Canal Street fund, which totaled more than $1.1 million last year and provided funding to children’s charities in southeastern Wisconsin. Hope Center is in the running to be a 2017 charity. Help give the gift of a promising future by playing now through Dec. 14. Visit paysbig.com/heart. 

 

GREEN POWER GARDEN 

August 21 GARDEN UPDATE

 

A week ago Tuesday, Patty and Adam joined Cari and Molly to re-stake and tie tomatoes, harvest a few peas, tomatoes, squash and broccoli and weed the Brussels Sprouts. Wednesday, Cari and Jennifer worked on weeding cucumbers and squashing squash bugs. Thursday, John Eimer came out and harvested tomatoes and collard greens.
Last week in the garden was very productive. Two thirds of the tomato section got mowed again, summer squashes were weeded and bugs squashed, veggies were picked, collards, broccoli and cucumbers were weeded and weed-whacked too. On Saturday, Sun Beam Kids picked over 50 pounds of veggies and Jodi (from WCTC) and her husband weeded like crazy.

 

THIS WEEK and upcoming events
Oakwood Church will join us this Saturday, August 26, at 9:00am.
Carroll Freshman will join Molly on Tuesday, September 5 (80 kids plus leaders). OneAmerica, a group of 20 adults through United Way will also come out in the afternoon that same day.

 

•Thank you for thinking about Green Power and spreading the word about this wonderful volunteer opportunity. Feel free to share this newsletter with any groups or individuals who are looking for a chance to be of service to the Waukesha Community.


•The need for volunteers to help harvest vegetables continues to be great to ensure all food is picked and shared with those in need.

 

CURRENT GARDEN HOURS – PLEASE join us during any of these hours
TUESDAY, August 22, 5:00 p.m. to dusk
THURSDAY, August 24, 5:00 to dusk
Saturday, August 26, 9:00 a.m. to noon (Oakwood Church)
TUESDAY, August 29, 5:00 p.m. to dusk
THURSDAY, August 31, 5:00 to dusk
TUESDAY, September 5, 8:30 to 11:30; 1:00 to 4:00 AND 5:00 p.m. to dusk

 

GROUPS NEEDED TO HELP HARVEST AND WORK IN THE GARDEN

 

Our garden is supported solely by volunteers and donations from our community. Volunteers of all ages and experience levels are welcome – we will teach and train. Groups, individuals, and families – Come one come all! No group is too small or too large! Multiple groups can be scheduled at the same time. Green Power garden is huge and we are hoping for big things this year. Help us surpass 5,000 lbs of food to combat food insecurity and help those in need.

 

REQUEST FROM MOLLY:  Anyone who would like to lead a group some time this season, please let her know.  It would be a great help to be able to cover some of the group times requested that the core group are unable to attend.  

 

Have a great week and hope to see you in the garden soon. 

Thank you for all that you do.

 

Green Power Garden is an approved Wisconsin Master Gardener project.

 

The Garden is located in Southeast Waukesha County: S46W22996 Lawnsdale Road.

The garden is found just off CTH"I" and Milkyway Road in the Town of Waukesha

 

GARDENING TIPS CAN BE FOUND AT:  HTTP://HORT.UWEX.EDU 

 

GREEN POWER GARDEN WELCOMES YOUR DONATIONS.  In addition to volunteering, the garden is always in need of new or used garden supplies such as hand and power tools, stakes for tomato plants and old bed sheets used for tying plants.  We are happy to take your old blue recycling bins.  Cash donations to support the port-a potty rental and other garden needs are greatly appreciated.  Please contact us if you have anything we might be able to use.

 

 

GARDEN CONTACTS: 

Molly Llanas:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

262-951-6686

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262-521-2624

Cari Zachow John This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Volunteer Opportunities


 Clothing Shop Sorting

 Monday - Friday, and Saturday 9am – 12 pm 

 Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 12pm – 4pm

 (Requirements: Volunteers will need to complete a training session.  Training is provided. While one time help is much appreciated we are looking for volunteers who can commit to a weekly, monthly, and/or regular schedule.)

  

 Please fill out Volunteer form (click to open)email to   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and we will call you for an interview after a background check is done to find out what area will be your best fit.

 

 

 

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MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE

“Hope Center has helped me by providing hot, wholesome meals and clothing for daily wear and work search. Thank you.”
-Barbara, Guest

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More than 20,000 women, men, and children are currently living in or near poverty in Waukesha County. For 44 years Hope Center has strived to minimize the poverty related risk factors that contribute to homelessness by providing, at no cost to County residents, food, clothing, and simple living items. This is made possible by numerous contributors, donors and foundations such as the Catholic Community Foundation.

To learn more about the Catholic Community Foundation please consult legaciesoffaith.org.

OUR MISSION

Reducing the risks of poverty by helping people in Waukesha County meet basic needs such as food, shelter and clothing through services, partnerships and community collaboration.

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Providing hope and resources to help people survive.

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