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It’s officially National Volunteer Month. How will you #MKEanImpact?

April 1, 2020

It’s officially April, and that means something very special to all of us at the Host Committee… it’s National Volunteer Month!

This month is dedicated to recognizing the importance of volunteers and their significant contributions to society. And as we protect the health of our families, communities, and neighbors by practicing social distancing during these uncertain and tough times, it’s more important than ever to be connected and work together to make a difference.

We know that message rings true to so many in the Milwaukee communitya community that continues to give back despite all circumstances. So, to kick off National Volunteer Month, we wanted to share a list of opportunities to help others in the fight against coronavirus.

Here are several ways to #MKEanImpact during this time of need:

  • Children's Wisconsin is inviting crafters and those with sewing skills to make a difference by sewing masks at home. More information HERE.

  • Friedens Community Ministries needs volunteers to stock and package food boxes for families in need throughout April and May. More information HERE and HERE.

  • Eras Senior Network is looking for friendly voices to make wellness check-in phone calls to seniors during COVID-19. More information HERE.

  • Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin is seeking donors to increase their blood supply during the crisis. More information HERE. You can also give blood through VISIT Milwaukee's Hospitality Heroes Blood Drives by making an appointment HERE. And HERE. And HERE.

  • Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is seeking volunteers to assist with food sorting and packing at their Milwaukee location. More information HERE.

  • The State of Wisconsin is asking for donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) that could be used in the state’s response to the COVID-19 emergency. More information HERE.

  • The Guest House of Milwaukee, which hands out 300-500 sandwiches daily, is in need of sandwiches to provide to shelter guests and anyone experiencing hunger in the community. More information HERE.

And if you don’t live in the Milwaukee area, you can visit VolunteerMatch or connect with the local chapter of a great national organization like the United Way, Red Cross, or Feeding America to find a volunteer opportunity near you.

Remember, we may be apart right now, but we’re not alone. Let’s recognize National Volunteer Month together this April by making a difference in our communities.

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