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Thank you for helping us help others!

Throughout our history, we at Gilles Frozen Custard have worked to give back to our community through our support of local charities and causes. In late 2009 we decided to take this even further and actively support a charity each month. Due to the generous contributions from our wonderful and caring customers and those from Gilles's, this program has been a terrific success. Thank you for helping us give back to those in need in our community.

If you have a suggestion for a charity for us to highlight, please let us know. When choosing a charity we focus on those that help people directly and have administrative costs of 10% or less. Just email your suggestion to us at office@gillesfrozencustard.com and thank you in advance for doing so.

The Charity of the Month for August is the Vision Forward Association. Click on the link for our Home page to find out about their school. Read on to find out about past Charities of the Month.

July Donations

home.gif The Aurora VNA Zilber Family Hospice provides peace, care and compassion to individuals when home hospice is not an option. Located in the area, it incorporates a serene natural setting and the comforts of a home while also providing the resources of a hospital.

June Generosity

food.gif For 32 years, the Sherman Park Food Pantry has been an all volunteer food pantry in Milwaukee. Their 2 food pantries are located at Good Shepherd Trinity Church, 3302 N. Sherman Blvd. and Spirit of Peace Church, 5505 W. Lloyd st. From those pantries, they serve the unemployed, the working poor, the elderly, single parents and people with disabilities. In 2013 they assisted thousands of Milwaukee families and individuals of every ethnic group.

May Kindness

flageagle.gif American Legion Milwaukee Women's Post 448 is an all women veterans post that supports veterans in need here in Milwaukee and women actively serving overseas. Funds raised are used to provide assistance to at risk veterans and to send packages to active duty personnel in other countries. Learn more about them at www.milwaukeewomenspost448.org.

April Outpouring

bbuddies.gif Best Buddies Wisconsin - through their programs in local Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges and in the community at large, Best Buddies offers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities socialization and leadership opportunities, as well as job coaching, thereby providing the necessary tools for them to become more independent and more included in the community. Learn more about their great programs at www.bestbuddieswisconsin.org.

March Caring

zach.gif Located in the Town of Oconomowoc Zachariah's Acres is a non-profit organization committed to making respite, recreation and nature accessible to children with special health care needs, and their families.

Zachariahís Acres currently offers several free events, exclusively for children with special health care needs. These events allow children with disabilities to participate in fully accessible agricultural and nature-based activities. Learn more about them at www.zachariahsacres.org.

February Donations

rescue.gif Since the Milwaukee Rescue Mission opened in 1893, they have helped the poor, hungry and homeless of our community. Each day they provide food and shelter to more than 300 men, women and children who might have nowhere else to turn. They also help people rebuild their lives through training, support and guidance.

January Giving

repairers.gif Repairers of the Breach provides Milwaukee's only daytime shelter and resource center for homeless people. Their mission is to help homeless people act collectively to change the conditions under which they live. Repairers offers programs and services that restore the dignity of people and empowers them to create solutions to homelessness.

2013

December Spirit

flageagle.gif Located on Hwy 100, the Wisconsin Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America fights for better health care and benefits for its members, aids them in their search for a truly satisfying career, and provides them with the path to adventure through adaptive sports. The PVA is committed to improving ongoing care by educating clinicians about spinal cord injury and it is deeply invested in finding a cure for paralysis.

November Kindness

alz2.gif The Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association serves a diverse 11-county region, where an estimated 50,000 people are affected by Alzheimer's disease. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

October Outpouring

veterans.gif Based in St. John's Lutheran Church at 55th and Greenfield, Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Services is an all volunteer organization that serves homeless and at risk veterans. They not only provide basic necessities of life such as food and clothing but also provide the chance for the individual to become a member of the community again.

September Collections

vision.gif Located in the area, Vision Forward believes in the potential of each individual with vision loss to live an independent, productive life. Formerly named, the Badger Association of the Blind, the Association's programs and services reflect this belief and lead people towards their highest level of self sufficiency.

August Giving

flageagle.gif Wounded Warrior Project serves military service members who incurred service-connected wounds, injuries, or illnesses on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. Their mission is to honor and empower wounded service personnel and to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history. They offer a variety of programs to meet a range of needs to service members across the country.

July Generosity

home.gif The Aurora VNA Zilber Family Hospice provides peace, care and compassion to individuals when home hospice is not an option. Located in the area, it incorporates a serene natural setting and the comforts of a home while also providing the resources of a hospital.

June Donations

ARW.gif The Fisher House will be a "home away from home" for military and veteransí families so that they can be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury. Veterans and their families living beyond 50 miles from the Milwaukee Veterans Administration (VA) hospital will be eligible to stay overnight for free at the future Fisher House. The final approval of the site for the facility on the VA grounds was announced in April 2013.

May Caring

ccs.gif May's charity was the Christ Child Society. The Society is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to assisting children by clothing newborns, providing parental support, providing tutorial and scholarship assistance and other services that help nurture the youth of our area regardless of their race, age or creed.

April Outpouring

lls.gif The charity for April was the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Linda Price Topp. The mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Linda Price Topp's 13 year old daughter, Cookie, was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma in August 2012. She is still undergoing treatment. Linda gave back to LLS for the great work they do with a campaign to honor her daughter. Every dollar that was raised went to the Society to help fund the therapies and treatments that help save lives. The Topps are long time Wauwatosa residents.

March Donations

smile.gif Smile Train's mission is to provide children born with a cleft palate the same opportunities as those born without. Smile Train gives free cleft surgery to millions of poor children in developing countries and provides free cleft related training for doctors and medical professionals.

February Giving

rescue.gif Since the Milwaukee Rescue Mission opened in 1893, they have helped the poor, hungry and homeless of our community. Each day they provide food and shelter to more than 300 men, women and children who might have nowhere else to turn. They also help people rebuild their lives through training, support and guidance.

January Generosity

repairers.gif Repairers of the Breach provides Milwaukee's only daytime shelter and resource center for homeless people. Their mission is to help homeless people act collectively to change the conditions under which they live. Repairers offers programs and services that restore the dignity of people and empowers them to create solutions to homelessness.

2012

December Donations

wscm.gif Women's Support Centers of Milwaukee are a charitable and educational organization whose mission is to help men and women in the Milwaukee metropolitan area. They provide support, counseling and education to help people make an informed decision concerning the life of their unborn child. Located on 20th and Wisconsin, they also help with baby and maternity needs such as clothing, baby items and diapers and childcare classes.

November Generosity

flageagle.gif The USO's mission is to lift the spirits of America's troops and their families. The USO offers a variety of programs and services to support the morale, welfare, social and entertainment needs of military personnel and their families, free of charge.

October Overtures

ccfa.gif The mission of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. The CCFA sponsors basic and clinical research of the highest quality. They also offer a wide range of educational programs for patients and health care professionals, while providing supportive services to help people cope with these chronic intestinal diseases.

September Collections

stcol.gif St. Coletta Day School of Milwaukee, located at 1740 N. 55th St., is a nonprofit, nonsectarian educational program for students with special needs. Their mission is to provide academic & social/functional programs to meet the needs of students with special needs that will prepare them to realize their full learning potential & become productive & contributing citizens as adults.

August Outpouring

flageagle.gif Wounded Warrior Project serves military service members who incurred service-connected wounds, injuries, or illnesses on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. Their mission is to honor and empower wounded service personnel and to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history. They offer a variety of programs to meet a range of needs to service members across the country.

July Donations

alz2.gif The Alzheimer's Association - Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter serves a diverse 11-county region, where an estimated 50,000 people are affected by Alzheimer's disease. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.


June Generosity

zach.gif Zachariah's Acres is a non-profit organization comprised of committed followers of Jesus Christ who believe that nature can have a soothing, calming, and comforting effect on people of all abilities. Their vision is to provide respite, recreation and fun for children with special health care needs, their families and care givers at the camp they are building in the Town of Oconomowoc. The serene setting will make nature accessible to those whose lives have been impacted by special health care needs.


May Giving

flageagle.gif The Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation provides assistance to the children of military and law enforcement personnel who were killed on duty or who died under extraordinary circumstances while serving our country at home or abroad. Their mission is to encourage the spiritual, intellectual & physical development of children through education. Learn more about their work at mclef.org.


April Outpouring

sun2.gif Daystar is a safe and caring long-term transitional home that provides women with the support, tools and resources to build a life free from domestic abuse. Their professional team and unique program offers women on-going assistance in identifying employment and counseling services as well as appropriate educational opportunities. In return, participants are required to attend school, pursue job training or build a work history while living at Daystar.


March Donations

ARW.gif Adoption Resources of Wisconsin is a non-profit organization that operates from the belief that all children, regardless of their needs, have the right to a permanent family. They have facilitated more than 1,500 adoptions of children from the foster care system in their nearly 28-year history.



February Kindness

stvdp.gif The St. Vincent de Paul Society is an organization of lay people which seeks to help those who are suffering in our community through person-to-person involvement that promotes human dignity & integrity. The Society is concerned not only with relieving need but also with addressing the situations that cause it. Learn more about their great work at www.svdpmilw.org.

January Collections

repairers.gif Repairers of the Breach a grassroots homeless outreach organization and provider of the area's only daytime shelter and resource center. Their mission is to help homeless people change the conditions under which they live through education and direct action.


2011

December Generosity

flageagle.gif The USO's mission is to lift the spirits of America's troops and their families. The USO offers a variety of programs and services to support the morale, welfare, social and entertainment needs of military personnel and their families, free of charge.

November Giving

trees.gif Trees for Hope WI was created to raise funds to support local patient services and research to fight blood cancers. In our area, we have exceptional medical facilities whose staff work tirelessly every day to advance treatment and extend and improve the quality of life for those stricken with Leukemia or Lymphomas.†The Trees of Hope Festival was held November 18-20, 2011 at the Brookfield Suites Hotel and it was a great success. Thank you for helping us support them.


October Outpouring

DCW.gif Over the last 20 years, the Center has developed a unique and effective model for neighborhood revitalization which integrates residents at every step of the process. Through it's housing and adult education programs, the Center partners with the community to restore and enhance a beautiful, stable and safe neighborhood.



September Support

ccs.gif Once again our great customers have come through with their donations to the Christ Child Society. Located on 40th and Good Hope, the Society is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to assisting children by clothing the newborn, providing parental support, tutorial and scholarship assistance and other services that help the youth of our area regardless of their race, age or creed.


August Donations

smile.gif Thank you for your donations to the Smile Train. Their mission is to provide free cleft surgery for millions of poor children in developing countries and to provide free cleft related training for doctors and medical professionals. They provide over 100,000 cleft surgeries per year.


July Giving

stcol.gif Located at 1740 N. 55th St., St. Coletta Day School is a nonprofit, nonsectarian educational program for students with special needs. Their mission is to provide academic & social/functional programs to meet the needs of students with special needs that will prepare them to realize their full learning potential & become productive & contributing citizens as adults.

June Collections

flageagle.gif The American Legion Milwaukee Women's Post 448 is an all women veterans post that supports veterans in need here in Milwaukee and women actively serving overseas. Funds raised are used to provide assistance to at risk veterans and to send packages to active duty personnel in other countries.

May Generosity

autism2.gif Thank you all for your wonderful support of Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks the nation's largest autism advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism disorders; and advocating for the needs of those with autism and their families.

April Donations

rescue.gif Since they opened in 1893, the Milwaukee Rescue Mission has helped the poor, hungry and homeless of our community. Each day they provide food and shelter to more than 300 men, women and children who might have nowhere else to turn. They also help people rebuild their lives through training, support and guidance.

March Giving

hope.gif Hope Street Ministry is dedicated to providing Christian discipleship & housing to those whose lives have been devastated by drugs & alcohol. They provide a clean, secure, tightly supervised, Christ Centered living environment in a home-like setting. Itís members are expected to work, follow strict rules, set goals & assist in their own recovery.

February Collections

star2.gif The mission of the St. Francis Children's Center is to serve & educate children with special needs in an inclusive environment enabling them to reach their greatest potential. They provide special education, therapy & support services to more than 1200 children & their families each year.


Generous January

repairers.gif Repairers of the Breach provides Milwaukee's only daytime shelter and resource center for homeless people. Their mission is to help homeless people act collectively to change the conditions under which they live. Repairers offers programs and services that restore the dignity of people and empowers them to create solutions to homelessness.



2010
December Donations

BethLuth.gif Bethesda Lutheran Communities provide services and support programs to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout the US and the world. Founded in Watertown, Wisc. in 1904, Bethesda has stayed true to its Lutheran roots. With group homes and thrift shops in the Milwaukee area, Bethesda is truly part of the Milwaukee community.

November Giving

Kathys.gif Kathy's House is a "home away from home" for people and families in need of hospital care in the Milwaukee area. They are dedicated to providing patients and their caregivers a warm and welcome environment during their time here. The facility has comfortable, fully equipped guest rooms, several large gathering areas, a newly remodeled communal kitchen, and other amenities to assist it's guests.

October Outpouring

autism.gif The Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin does wonderful work supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families, professionals, and others. Thank you very much for your donations throughout the month of October to help them with their mission.

September Giving

MS.gif Your kind donations to help in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis are deeply appreciated. The Wisconsin Chapter of the National MS Society is committed to providing education,programs and services that empower individuals with MS to live healthy and productive lives. They proudly serve more than 10,000 Wisconsin residents, their families and care-givers.

August Collections

home.gif Thank you so very much for your generous contributions to the Aurora VNA Zilber Family Hospice. The Hospice provides comfort and peace, care and compassion to individuals when home hospice is not an option. It incorporates a serene natural setting and the comforts of a home while also providing the resources of a hospital.

July Donations

ccs.gif Gilles customers have once again shown that they are the greatest with their wonderful response to the request for donations to the Christ Child Society. The Society is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to assisting children by clothing the newborn, providing parental support, tutorial and scholarship assistance and other services that help the youth of our area regardless of their race, age or creed.


June Generosity

glhf.gif Thank you all for your donations to the Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation in June. The Foundation is dedicated to advancing the quality of life of individuals and families affected by hemophilia and other blood disorders by providing a broad range of services and programs while supporting research to improve care and to find a cure.

May Giving

flageagle.gif You, our great customers, came through once again with your generous giving to a local veterans group, the American Legion Milwaukee Women's Post 448. They, an all women veteran post, support veterans in need here in Milwaukee and women actively serving overseas. Funds raised are used to provide assistance to at risk veterans and to send packages to active duty personnel in other countries.

April Outpouring

heart4.gif Once again you have shown how generous you are with your contributions to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Milwaukee. Their mission is to help people in need with the material necessities of life and to visit and offer companionship to those who are homebound, hospitalized, or confined to institutions in our area.


March Generosity

smile.gif We truly have terrific customers as evidenced by the fantastic response we had for donations to the Smile Train. Their mission is to provide free cleft surgery for millions of poor children in developing countries and to provide free cleft related training for doctors and medical professionals. They provide over 100,000 cleft surgeries per year.


February Collections

eye.gif Thank you for your generous contributions to our neighbor, the Badger Association. They provide a full-spectrum of services for people with changing vision and help people at all stages of visual impairment achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency.

January Donations

bird.gif Thank you for giving from the heart to the Sojourner Family Peace Center in January. They provide shelter, safety, support, education & advocacy to break the cycle of violence because domestic respect is the right of every woman, man & child.

2009
December Fund Drive

family3.gif Your kind donations during December for Repairers of the Breach are greatly appreciated. Repairers of the Breach is a grassroots homeless outreach organization & provider of the area's only daytime shelter & resource center for homeless people.





November Food Drive

food.gif Thank you to everyone who donated food to our November Food Drive. The food collected was donated to the Hunger Task Force to help feed the hungry in our area!



Year Round Giving

team.gif You, our terrific customers, are the reason for our success and because of you, we have been able to help out over 50 charities and causes in 2009 alone.



     Thank you for 75 wonderful years!