More than 100 Whitefish Bay students are baking treats to raise money for an African schoolhouse through the Boxes of Love organization.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Jeff Rumage
Thursday, November 22, 2012
A growing number of Whitefish Bay kids are giving new meaning to the phrase 'made with love'. This holiday season, more than 100 Whitefish Bay students are expected to participate in the Boxes of Love project, which bakes holiday treats to raise money for a charitable cause. Last year, 120 kids baked 17,000 treats for a fundraiser that donated $20,560 to expand the HIP and HIPPY parent involvement programs at COA Youth and Family Centers. This year, the kids will be baking treats to purchase desks for Valley View Academy near Nairobi, Kenya. The effort to rebuild the schoolhouse has been led by Shorewood native Stephanie Koczela, who studied abroad in Nairobi in her junior year of college. After finishing her study abroad program, she …
Delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte were led by "Extreme Home Makeover" host Monday as they worked together to help build a home for a local veteran.
CHARLOTTE, NC -- Most convention events don’t involve Wisconsin delegates swinging hammers and painting walls, but this isn’t your average convention event. Democratic delegates — including those from Wisconsin — on Monday participated in the Craftsman House United project to build a home for a military veteran. Half the home was built last week by delegates at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. The home was transported to Charlotte, where Democrats finished up the work. The project was a collaboration between Heroes at Home, Rebuilding Together, Craftsman and NextGen Home, and was led by Ty Pennington, of "Extreme Home Makeover" fame.