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Save the Milwaukee Domes!!!

For those of you who have been to Milwaukee, Wi, you may have visited The Domes. Unfortunately for those of you who have never been, you may never get the chance! The foundation is crumbling and it is really expensive to fix.

If you would like to donate to save the Domes, there’s a go fund me here.

Global Union Milwaukee, Wi

Alverno Presents Global Union

My boyfriend got wonderful photos of Global Union this year!! Go check out the link above and like his page. This was my first time going to Global Union and it was amazing!!! We got to watch some real talent.

La Yegros was a sexy and fun sounding band. Their female vocal was delightful and funny, she also had amazing fashion sense. They were a mix of electric instruments and old Latin flavor.

Wu Force is an “Avant-garde Appalachian-Chinese folk trio”. I would have to say that they were my favorite part of Global Union. I loved their mix of almost Celtic sounding vibes with the Chinese harp.

Kobo Town is Alternative Calypso. They caused everyone to get up and dance! It was amazing to see so many different kinds of people dancing together. Things really got swinging when Calypso Rose joined Kobo Town. She was so cute and funny. She made jokes with the crowd and had an amazing ability to get everyone pumped up.

The last group was Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars. They were also amazing! Their drums and vocals really stood out. At the end of their set they asked for everyone to donate to stop the spread of Ebola in their home country.

The best part of Global Union was just the feeling of freedom. People brought their kids and dogs. The food was amazing, and so were the handcrafted items. It was an experience that I will never forget!

 

Volunteer Opportunities in Wisconsin!

Are you looking for a way to volunteer and do you live in Wisconsin? I may have the community for you.

Hospice Advantage is a service used in nursing homes and in home care. They have nurses, social workers, and they also have/need volunteers.

Have you ever wanted to give back in a way that wasn’t too time consuming? They have the options for you.

Do you want to sit and be a companion for some elderly folk? Well, they have the options for you!

Here’s the deal, if you are 18 or older you can be a;

*Friendly Visitor Volunteer- “Bring the gift of friendship to our patients and their families. Regular visits to offer support, companionship and assistance with non-medical tasks.”

*Compassion Care Team Member- “Dedicated volunteers providing vigil support to patients with limited or no family support during the last hours of life.”

*Veterans for Veterans-  “These volunteers, who are veterans, provide support and recognition of one’s military service to patients with similar backgrounds.”

*Musicians- “Do you sing or play a musical instrument? Music is soothing to the soul. Share your talents to bring the gift of well-being and relaxation to those who need it the most.”

*Pet Therapy- “Offering non-judgmental, unconditioned love and affections, animals impart a calming and positive effect on individuals in ways that humans cannot.” (Must have pet therapy licence)

*Community Relations- “Bingo Caller or helper in a senior living facility. We would like to help you find a facility near your home or work.”

If you are not 18 yet but are over 16 or you wish to be an indirect volunteer they have opportunities for you also!

*Office Support-“Assist with organizational and clerical tasks.”

*Card Making-“Our patients enjoy receiving homemade cards for their birthday.”

*Cake Baker/Delivery-“Spread goodwill by helping patients and families celebrate dates in their life-birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays.”

*Petals of Joy-“Pick up flowers from local flourists and deliver them to our patients and facilities.” They also welcome donations from funeral homes with leftover flowers.

*Advertising Assistant- “Keeping up with flyers and brochures at various businesses, facilities,and public places in your area.”

*Scrapbook/Picture Collage- “If you have the crafty and creative touch, we are in need of someone who would be willing to make a few picture colleges for some of our patients.”

*Shawl Makers-“If you are handy at knitting or crocheting, this is a great opportunity! All of our patients receive a prayer shawl.” They also accept blankets and other fun knit items

*Yarn Donations-“If you have new yarn from a project you just can’t get to…donate it to Hospice Advantage!”

They are looking for volunteers in Wisconsin in these surrounding areas; Omro, Fond du lac, Hartford, Germantown, Neenah, Oshkosh, Ripon, Sheboygan, and more towns in those ares.

They accept donations from the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Boys and Girls Club.

If you want to volunteer or have questions you can contact Melissa Puksich at the Sheboygan office. (920)452-1851 or by her email mpuksich@hospiceadvantage.com.

They also have a non-profit called Hospice Angels, if you would like to donate or be a part of.

Any questions you can ask me or contact Melissa.

 

Kiekhaefer Park (Flashback to Winter)

Kiekhaefer Park (Flashback to Winter)

Now that fall is here in Wisconsin, I suggest those of you who live in the area check out Kiekhaefer Park. I went in the wintertime last year and it was just beautiful! I had to wear heavy rain boots because the snow was melting at the time, but it was still amazing! Hopefully I will get to check it out when the leaves change but it’s just as gorgeous in winter.  Click here for more information and click the title to see some awesome photos!