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Lakeland area list of non-profit organizations

January 03, 2020

The Lakeland Times is asking charities to provide contact information so those wishing to make end-of-year donations will have the information to make informed choices. 

Below is this year’s list to-date.

If you wish to have an organization added to the list or have a change in information, call 715-356-5236, or email [email protected].

Angel On My Shoulder

The Wisconsin-based nonprofit, Angel On My Shoulder, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living with or affected by cancer. 

The 100 percent volunteer-driven organization works to provide assistance to cancer patients and their families through a variety of programs and events. 

For volunteer opportunities, or to donate, visit www.angelonmyshoulder.org/donate or by mail P.O. Box 747, St. Germain WI 54558. To learn more about how to register for an Angel On My Shoulder event, visit www.angelonmyshoulder.org.

Arbor Vitae Bike Trail Foundation  

A 501(c)3 organization formed to connect other communities linking to the Heart of Vilas paved bike with trails through Arbor Vitae. For more information see arborvitaebiketrail.com. Our mailing address is 10675 Big Arbor Vitae Dr., Arbor Vitae, WI 54568

AV-W Education Foundation

The Arbor Vitae-Woodruff Education Foundation (AV-WEF) is a non-profit organization committed to providing financial support for high-quality and innovative education programs at the Arbor Vitae - Woodruff (AV-W) School.

AV-W School has a noteworthy history of providing creative and innovative educational opportunities to its students. Many people choose to live in the district because of this. The foundation was formed to ensure students and community members continue to receive the benefits of the school district's commitment to excellence. By soliciting and managing contributions from those who are able to invest more in their school and community, the foundation can offer additional support when traditional funding sources are not enough to maintain and enhance the exceptional educational experience that AV-W has to offer.

The foundation is designed to provide on-going support to AV-W School for years to come. It was not created to help fund any single initiative, but to provide a continuous source of alternative income. Donations are carefully managed to build a stable fund that will continue to grow over time, portions of it being used to support the school on an annual basis.

AV-WEF is governed by a board of directors consisting of a diverse group of community members committed to the success of AV-W’s students and the growth of our community. The board provides direction in grant making and leadership in fund-raising. While the foundation works closely with AV-W School leadership, it is independent of the school board and school administration.

The AVWEF appreciates contributions of any type or amount. Your generosity allows us to grant money for innovative projects at AV-W that would otherwise go unfunded. Donations may be mailed to:


11065 Old State Hwy 51 N

Arbor Vitae, WI 54568

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Northwoods

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Northwoods’ mission is to help children in need reach their full potential, through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships. Any contributions or volunteer inquiries can made by calling the district office at 866-839-2843 or the Oneida/Vilas counties case worker at 715-892-2673 or visiting www.bbbsnorthwoods.org.

Boulder Junction Christmas Scholarship

The Boulder Junction Christmas Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all contributions to the fund are fully tax deductible, to the extent that the law allows.

Donations for the Boulder Junction Christmas Scholarship Fund may be mailed to:

Boulder Junction Christmas Scholarship Fund

P.O. Box 413

Boulder Junction, WI 54512-0413 

Boulder Junction Community Foundation

The Boulder Junction Community Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to preserve and enhance Boulder Junction for present and future generations.

The Boulder Junction Community Foundation is an incorporated local charity dedicated to helping people and local organizations carry out their charitable wishes for the Boulder Junction community. Through our partner, the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, the Foundation is able to offer donors a variety of safe, simple, and effective giving and fund options to accommodate a donor’s unique financial circumstances, charitable goals, and tax and estate planning objectives. Donors are able to give cash, checks, stocks, real estate, and other assets to the Foundation or create a fund to support a charitable purpose of their own choosing. In addition, the Foundation can act as a fiduciary for short-term fundraising campaigns for a specific community project.

As a Foundation we are focused on building the Endowment Fund, so we can play an important role in preserving our traditions, enhancing our town and providing exciting new opportunities for Boulder Junction. Donations to the Boulder Junction Community Foundation can be designated to the Endowment Fund or one of the Enhancement Funds (Bike Trails, Arts & Culture, or Greatest Needs).

Make your gift by check and mail to the address below, or give online at boulderjunctioncf.org/donate, or even through your Amazon purchases, at no additional cost to you. (Log on to: smile.amazon.com, then select Boulder Junction Community Foundation).

Donations are greatly appreciated and may be sent to: 

Boulder Junction Community Foundation

P.O. Box 675

Boulder Junction, WI 54512-0675

Please visit our website, boulderjunctioncf.org, for more information and follow us on Facebook.

Boulder Junction Shooting Range

The Boulder Junction Shooting Range is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded to provide a safe facility for the public to engage in shooting sports. All are welcome to use this facility, run entirely by volunteers. As part of our mission, we teach firearms safety and responsible gun handling, and do so for free. We actively promote and further Wisconsin’s outdoors sporting heritage and the conservation of natural resources in these tangible ways: funding college scholarships for students at Lakeland Union High School; sponsoring a weekly trap league with class instruction in partnership with Northland Pines High School; providing a summer youth shooting instruction program; hosting hunter education courses, DNR learn-to-hunt clinics, and Boy Scouts and Lion’s Club events. Facilities include rifle and pistol shooting ranges, as well as clay target ranges for trap, skeet and 5-stand shooting. Organized events include family fun shoots and leagues.Open shooting times are available each week. For more information, visit boulderjunctionshootingrange.com or 715-891-7404.

Tax-deductible donations are welcome at: 

Boulder Junction Shooting Range

P.O. Box 171

Boulder Junction, WI 54512-0171

Boy Scout Troop 564

Boy Scout Troop 564, an American Legion Post 89 chartered organization, works with boys ages 12-18 with leadership skills and rank advancement while doing community service. Check out our website at www.troopwebhost.org/Troop564Minocqua or samoset.org to learn more about our programs, or email [email protected]. Local donations can be mailed to:

Troop 564

1749 Seven Oaks Lane

Minocqua, WI 54548

Brandy Park Commission

The Brandy Park Commission exists for maintenance, improvements and beautification projects at Brandy Park, a gorgeous, sprawling park with a beach off Lemma Creek Road in Arbor Vitae. The seven-member commission is comprised of Arbor Vitae and Woodruff residents and meets once a month year-round to prioritize the park’s needs. Meetings are the second Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Woodruff Town Hall in the winter months and at the Brandy Park pavilion in the summer months.

The park’s annual budget is $26,000 — half from the Town of Arbor Vitae and half from The Town of Woodruff — plus a few hundred dollars in donations annually from visitors to the park. The commission is currently in the process of executing its five-year plan, which includes improvements to the baseball fields, skate park, volleyball, tennis and basketball courts, bath house, disc golf course, pavilion, parking lots and more.

The five-year plan is an expensive endeavor and donations are humbly accepted and greatly appreciated by the Brandy Park Commission, P.O. Box 1306, Woodruff, WI 54568. To learn more about the park and view some pictures, visit Brandy Lake Park on Facebook.

Campanile Center for the Arts

The Campanile Center for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is a regional Arts center whose mission is to develop, promote and support the arts in the Lakeland community through education, performance and exhibition. Since 2006, the Campanile Center for the Arts has been the “heart of the arts” in Minocqua, offering classes to the community in music education, dance, photography, art and theater performances. We pride ourselves on bringing an array of high quality artists to the Northwoods to inspire, educate and enlighten. Donations are greatly appreciated. There are several ways in which you can give including: check or cash, through corporate and in-kind donations, online through our website www.campanilecenter.org, and volunteering your time. Checks may be mailed to: Campanile Center for the Arts, P.O. Box 905, Minocqua, WI 54548.

Camp Jorn YMCA Child Care Center

Camp Jorn YMCA Child Care Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to meet the child care needs of local families in the rural areas of the Northwoods, serving the communities of Manitowish Waters, Winchester, Presque Isle, Boulder Junction and Mercer. All charitable contributions are tax deductible and help fund this center so that young families can afford to live and work in our communities. For more information, call 1-715-543-8390. Donations can be sent to: 

Camp Jorn YMCA Child Care Center

13591 Zenner Lane

Manitowish Waters, WI 54545


Caritas Minocqua

Caritas Minocqua is a program offering assistance to residents of Oneida and Vilas counties in urgent and immediate need. The goal is to empower our clients to be all they can be and not enable them to become less than productive citizens. Some of the assistance offered includes: prescription medication (must show the prescription), duplicate driver’s license, work boots/clothing required by employer, clothing and household items, furniture, and auto repair. Caritas is supported by a consortium of area churches and organizations, individual donations, and community volunteers. Clients may show up Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon in the small house next to St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 300 Arbor Vitae St., Minocqua, 715-356-9989. 

The Community Food Pantry

From its location in Boulder Junction, the Community Food Pantry alleviates hunger in the Northwoods serving neighbors in need across western Vilas County. In the past year, more than 6,800 clients were served from 2,200 households. In addition to groceries, the Community Food Pantry distributes basic personal hygiene items and some home cleaning supplies. For information, call 715-385-2146 or visit www.commchbj.org. Donations may be sent to: 

The Community Food Pantry 

P.O. Box 14 

Boulder Junction, WI 54512 

Denim & Dessert

Denim & Dessert Reader’s Theatre, a 501(c)3, just delighted audiences with their 35th show. Their performances are completely funded by donations.  

Established in 2004, the all-volunteer troupe stages free plays with costumes, lighting and full sets at the community center in Presque Isle three times per year — spring, fall and Christmas. 

For more information, call 715-904-9063. 

Donations may be made c/o Bob Bridges, Treasurer, 9008 Island View Road, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545.

Dr. Kate Hospice LLC

Dr. Kate Hospice LLC was founded in 1985 to care for terminally ill patients in their homes. Seasons of Hospice Home was built in 2000 for hospice patients who are unable to stay in their homes during their last months of life. For more information, call Randi Danner at 1-800-234-3542. Donations may be sent to:

Dr. Kate Hospice

P.O. Box 770

Arbor Vitae, WI 54568

Donations by check are to be made payable to HYF-Dr. Kate Hospice. To make an online donation, visit howardyoungfoundation.org/donate. You may choose Dr. Kate Hospice or the Seasons of Life building fund from the drop down menu.

Dr. Kate Museum

The Dr. Kate Museum was awarded a Wisconsin State Historical Marker in July 2016 commemorating the story of Dr. Kate Pelham Newcomb, the Million Penny Parade and community spirit, which built the area’s first hospital. The museum opened in 1988 and features the history of the towns of Woodruff and Arbor Vitae. A fun exhibit for all ages is the 1950s soda fountain, The Nestledown, with its working juke box and vintage memorabilia. The museum in conjunction with the Arbor Vitae-Woodruff School hosts “Night At The Museum” for third grade students and their families. The museum awards a $1,000 scholarship annually to a student studying teaching or medicine. Donations may be sent to: Dr. Kate Museum, P.O. Box 851, Woodruff, WI 54568

The Fix Is In Spay/Neuter Clinic

The Fix Is In Spay/Neuter Clinic provides high quality, low cost spay and neuter services for dogs and cats. The traveling clinic makes regular visits to Antigo, Crandon, Medford, Merrill, Minocqua, Rhinelander and Wausau. Monetary donations help to sustain this service and provide an opportunity to offer specials on specific animal populations, such as barn and outdoor cats. The Fix Is In is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, a participant in the former ASPCA National Spay/Neuter Program, and a new Best Friends Network Partner working to save lives and reduce euthanasia rates in Wisconsin communities. Donations may be sent to: The Fix Is In, Inc., P.O. Box 32, Lake Tomahawk, WI 54539 or click “donate” at thefixisin.org.

Friends of the Boulder Junction Library

The Friends of the Boulder Junction Public Library are the men and women behind the scenes who donate their time and talents to improve the services of our library. 

All proceeds of the Friends’ fundraising directly support the Boulder Junction Public Library. 

Examples of items the Friends have purchased include: computers and equipment, shelving, subscriptions, and print materials. The Friends are always looking for new members. Some members pay annual dues and participate in fundraising activities. Other members are unable to give of their time, so they give an annual monetary gift to support the efforts of the Friends. 

If you would like to become a member, call 715-385-2050, www.boulderjunctionlibrary.org or stop by the library at 5392 Park St., Boulder Junction.

Friends of the Frank B. Koller Memorial Library

The Friends of the Frank B. Koller Memorial Library are very active, providing a number of unique fundraisers for the library. Donations may be sent to:

The Friends of the Frank B. Koller Memorial Library

P.O. Box 100

Manitowish Waters, WI 54545

Contact the library via www.kollerlibrary.org or 715-543-2700.

Friends of the Plum Lake Library

The Friends of the Plum Library has been supporting the Plum Lake Library since 1995. Their main goal is to provide annual funding for the library’s automated circulation system. They have many fundraising events throughout the year. All of the money raised by the Friends of the Library goes directly to the Plum Lake Library for the purchase of library materials, computer equipment, shelving, children’s materials and programming. Volunteers are recruited from the Friends membership to give time working in the library. New members are always welcome. For more information contact the library at 715-542-2020 or mail to Friends of the Library. P.O. Box 214, Sayner, WI 54560

Girls on the Run of the Northwoods

Girls on the Run of the Northwoods (GOTR-Northwoods) is a local non-profit that inspires young women to be kind, confident, compassionate, and healthy. Trained volunteer coaches facilitate 20 experienced-based lessons over 10 weeks that creatively integrates running. Lessons are designed for 8-11 year old girls and address inclusion, peer pressure, inner beauty, personal strengths and goals, and community engagement. Girls on the Run is currently seeking coaches at North Lakeland, Arbor Vitae-Woodruff School, Minocqua-Hazelhurst-Lake Tomahawk School, Lac du Flambeau School and James Williams M.S. GOTR-Northwoods is also in need of teaching and coaching supplies for our volunteer coaches; such as gift cards to purchase healthy snacks, light weight gloves for cold running days, stand up flip chart easels and paper, poster board, permanent markers, sturdy folders, ink cartridges, mailing labels, pens and reusable name tag holders. For a complete list visit gotrnorthwoods.org/donate. Items can be dropped off at Imaginuity Toy Stores in Minocqua and Rhinelander. Donations can also be mailed to GOTR-Northwoods P.O. Box 1231 Minocqua WI 54548.

Gracie’s Place

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit children’s therapy and family resource center situated in Woodruff, specializing in physical and occupational therapy as well as speech language pathology.



Guardians of the Children

Guardians of the Children Northern Lights Chapter is a 501 (c)(3) organization that recognizes and reacts to child abuse. 

The mission statements reads, “The mission of Guardians of the Children (GOC) is to recognize and react to child abuse and educate the public to do the same; to serve as advocates to provide strength and stability to families in crisis; and be an answer to the prayer of an abused child or teen for courage, support and protection.” 

The Northern Lights Chapter partners with county judicial systems in the 100 miles surrounding Minocqua to escort and support child victims of abuse in court. 

Those interested in becoming a member of the Northern Lights Chapter or are interested in its services can call 715-604-2333, email [email protected], or visit the chapter’s website at www.guardiansofthechildren.com/chapters/Wisconsin/Northern-Lights-Contacts.htm

The chapter accepts donations year round and can be sent to P.O. Box 694, Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538. 

Headwaters Inc.

Headwaters Inc., is a not-for-profit community based services agency with almost 50 years of experience providing services to people with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, serious and persistent mental illness, brain injuries, physical disabilities, and children with special needs throughout northern Wisconsin. We provide a variety of support services that can be customized to fit someone’s specific needs, and we specialize in supporting people to live the kind of life they want in the communities where they want to live. Current counties being served include Ashland, Bayfield, Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas. To volunteer, call 715-369-1337, email [email protected], or visit www.headwatersinc.org. Donations may be sent to:

Headwaters Inc.

P.O. Box 618

Rhinelander, WI 54501 

Hope in a Backpack Development Committee

Hope in a Backpack works with three area grade schools to provide children most at risk of food insecurity over weekends a regular schedule of backpacks to take home with kid-friendly entrees and snacks. Donations are needed to purchase food and supplies to supplement items donated by area churches and residents, and to support growth in number of children served. 

Checks may be made payable to Ascension Lutheran Church (Hope in a Backpack in the memo line) and sent to P.O. Box 940, Minocqua, 54548 or use online giving option on Ascension website: www.ascensionminocqua.org. Call 715-356-4426 for information.

Howard Young Foundation

The Howard Young Foundation was established in 1985 to advance the health and wellness of all people in the communities we serve through your charitable support.

The Foundation invests donors’ gifts in five focus areas including tick-borne illness treatment and research, autism services, state-of-the-art hospitals, end-of-life care and the Lakeland Pantry. While we continue to raise and invest funds in the Howard Young Medical Center and Ascension Eagle River Hospitals, our latest campaigns are the Tick-Borne Illness Center of Excellence and our Autism Services Fund. 

The Tick-Borne Illness Center of Excellence is the first of its kind in the Midwest and provides comprehensive personalized diagnosis and treatment options to patients with complex, acute and chronic tick-borne illnesses. The Center also has a focus on cutting edge research so they can contribute to improved diagnostic tools and treatments.

Our Autism Services Fund helps to provide renovations and services necessary to address sensory and health and wellness needs for students at Lakeland STAR School/Academy with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

For more information or to give, visit howardyoungfoundation.org or call 715-439-4005. Donations may be sent to Howard Young Foundation, P.O. Box 470, Woodruff, WI  54568. 

Humane Society of Vilas County

The Humane Society of Vilas County (HSVC) is in Eagle River. Our mission: The Humane Society of Vilas County is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, dedicated to the welfare and humane treatment of Vilas County animals. Monetary donations may be sent to: HSVC, P.O. Box 904, Eagle River, WI 54521.

Supplies such as storage totes, bleach, dish soap, garbage bags, scoopable kitty litter, rawhide bones, paper towels, toys, treats, blankets, sheets, comforters, towels, etc., may be dropped off at: 2477 US Hwy 45N, Eagle River, WI during business hours Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Aluminum beverage cans are collected at the Humane Society to raise money for animal care. Inquiries can be made anytime to 715-479-9777 or visit us online at www.vilascountypets.org, www.petfinder.com, or email at [email protected].

Lakeland Area Junior Achievement

Lakeland Area Junior Achievement (LAJA) program is embarking on its 13th year teaching area students about business in schools in the area.

The non-profit organization is a local affiliate of the national Junior Achievement program that is almost 100 years old, as well as JA of Wisconsin, Inc., and following a curriculum that covers business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, community, and workforce readiness.

LAJA is entirely funded by community donations and is comprised of 18-22 volunteers from the community who teach the curriculum while sharing their experiences with the students. More than 200 area students in second, sixth, seventh and 11th grades receive instruction in five or six sessions during the school year.

All the instruction time is scheduled during school hours and ties in with the schools’ curriculum.

Volunteers over the years have included area entrepreneurs, bankers, teachers, business managers, insurance agents, parents and many others.

Donations and volunteers are always welcome.

Junior Achievement of WI, Inc., P.O. Box 1205, Minocqua, WI 54548

Lakeland Area Kiwanis Club

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. The local organization of “Kiwanis” is the Kiwanis Club of Lakeland Area, which holds their monthly membership meeting on the third Tuesday of each month to honor our area high school and elementary students for their achievements. 

The club raises money from various fund raising activities, i.e.: April Fools Monthly Cash Raffle; Get Your K’s On Run (on the last Saturday in April); Island Art Walk (art and craft show on the second Saturday in July); and our Holiday Poinsettia Sale beginning in October, plus generous donations from individuals or organizations. 

As a club, we also participate in service projects, i.e.: Food for Kidz, Christmas in Minocqua, Lakeland Sharing Christmas Event and other area events.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from our fundraising events/donations were donated to over 15 area organizations, camps and scholarships that help area children. To date, the club has given out 35 iPads/cases/learning software programs to children in the autism spectrum from the Lakeland area. In 2016 this amounted to over $10,000.

If you want to help kids, please join us at one of the membership meetings in Perkins Restaurant at 7:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.

Donations may be sent to:

Lakeland Area Kiwanis Club

P.O. Box 972

Woodruff, WI 54568

Lakeland Area Mountain Bike Organization (LAMBO)

The Lakeland Area Mountain Biking Organization (LAMBO) exists to promote mountain biking for all skill levels and related silent sports activities through building and maintaining sustainably-built mountain biking trails in Vilas and Oneida counties of Northern Wisconsin. Furthermore LAMBO shall engage in educational and fun activities to promote and educate the public about the importance of safe and fun silent sports activities in promoting healthy lifestyles. 

Lakeland Area Mountain Bike Organization

P.O. Box 2106

Woodruff, WI 54568

Contact person: Karen McCabe

Email: [email protected]


Lakeland Area Scholarship Fund

Are you looking to contribute to a good cause to defer tax dollars before the end of the year? What about a gift of education? 

Lakeland Area Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)3 organization that has been helping local students with scholarships since 1973.

We contribute to graduating seniors of Lakeland Union High School and also post secondary students.

Typically we award approximately $70,000 in scholarships each year to help LUHS graduates further their education. 

If you are interested you may contact chairman Gregg Walker at 715-356-5236 or treasurer Terri Howard at 715-358-9815.

Lakeland Area Special Olympics

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition to individuals who are at least eight years old and are identified as having a cognitive disability. Interested volunteers or potential athletes may call agency manager Rhonda Baldwin at 715-356-4337. Donations may be sent to:

LASO (Lakeland Area Special Olympics)

P.O. Box 704

Minocqua, WI 54548

Lakeland Hawks Ice Arena

The Lakeland Hawks Ice Arena is a non-profit skating facility that supports the development of skating among people of all ages and abilities. The arena offers various programs from youth to adults, including hockey leagues, open skating, figure skating, and learn to skate programs. Arena improvements and low fees are just two things that would not be possible if it wasn’t for incredible support by businesses, family and friends of the Lakeland Hawks Arena. Running and maintaining the rink comes with great organization and unexpected expenses. Your donation will not only help with the yearly costs of maintaining the rink but will help with items such as a new Zamboni, compressor needs and locker room and concession upgrades. If interested in donating, please send to LHIA P.O. Box 290 Minocqua, WI 54548. 

Lakeland Nordic Ski Team

The Lakeland Nordic Ski Team (LNST) is a not-for-profit organization that has been providing the opportunity for Lakeland area youth to participate in cross country skiing throughout the winter for approximately 30 years. The purpose of the LNST is to promote the sport of Nordic skiing for children in the third through the 12th grades, and to enable each team member to reach his or her own individual potential. The LNST is organized solely for educational, competitive, and recreational purposes. Our team continues to grow each year, as awareness and popularity continue to increase around physical activity, youth sports, and winter sports in particular. In the last year alone, 82 youth participated in the LNST. We are projected to have an even higher number of youth participants this coming winter.


Lakeland Nordic Ski Team

P.O. Box 1105 

Minocqua, Wisconsin 54548

Lakeland Pantry

The Lakeland Pantry is an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) organization that provides weekly supplemental food, gently-used clothing and books for infants through adults. It’s located at 1707 North U.S. Highway 51 and open every Tuesday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., and every other Thursday, 3:30 to 6 p.m. For more information, call 715-358-2222. Donations may be sent to:

Lakeland Pantry/HYF

P.O. Box 470

Woodruff, WI 54568

Or, donations may be dropped off at the Lakeland Pantry during hours of operation.

Lakeland Retirement Foundation

The Lakeland Senior Center provides a variety of services to people who live in the Lakeland area. Services include daily card games, a regular book club, arts and crafts classes, trips and a variety of educational programs to enable individuals to have a better quality of life as healthy and active members of the community. 

For more information, or to volunteer, please call the center at 715-356-9118.  

Donations can be sent directly to: 

Lakeland Retirement Foundation

P.O. Box 1815

Woodruff, WI  54568

Lakeland Rotary Foundation

Chartered in 1974, Rotary has been an active service organization in our area. They provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. For more information, email [email protected] or call Tim Sanderson at 715-358-7070. Donations may be sent to:

Lakeland Rotary Foundation

P.O. Box 620

Minocqua, WI 54548

Lakeland Sharing Foundation

The Lakeland Sharing Foundation supports children and their families of the Northwoods and has three major programs: a Christmas gift program, backpack program, and year-round student support program. The foundation welcomes monetary contributions and donations of school supplies backpacks, new and gently used books and toys, and new hats and mittens year-round. Donations may be sent to:

Lakeland Sharing Foundation

P.O. Box 1536

Woodruff, WI 54568

Lakeland STAR School/Academy

Lakeland STAR School/Academy is a public charter school in Minocqua, serving grades 7-8 and 9-12 whose mission is to cultivate self-reliance and determination in all students, so they may discover their unique potential and maximize their capabilities by providing a transition-focused, personalized education program in an environment that fosters acceptance and honors individual strengths. Lakeland STAR serves those who learn differently by providing customized programming that adapts to individual needs and gives parents and students a choice in education. Students are supported by a multi-faceted academic curriculum as well as the utilization of innovative programs such as the Lakeland STAR PAES lab, equine therapy, art therapy, and an in-house therapy dog named Indigo. It is Lakeland STAR’s vision to have students of all developmental levels thrive not only in the school environment, but in the community, and graduate with the academic and life skills necessary to become their personal best. Those who wish to donate towards this vision may do so by contacting the Howard Young Foundation/Autism Fund by phone at 715-439-4005, email at [email protected], or mail to P.O. Box 470, Woodruff, WI 54568. You may also inquire by calling Lakeland STAR School/ Academy at 715-358-5259 or visiting www.lakelandstar.org.

Literacy Task Force

Literacy Task Force of Northern Wisconsin, established in 2004, is a nonprofit organization of parents, educators and concerned citizens. We help individuals in northern Wisconsin who struggle with reading and spelling. We partner with the Wisconsin Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, Wisconsin Literacy Inc., Nicolet Area Technical College, and Northwoods Branch of the American Association of University Women.

What we do:

• Provide tutoring in reading for struggling children and adults;

• Train reading tutors using scientific researched-based methods. Our teaching approach focuses on explicit, systematic, multi-sensory strategies; we start at the learner’s reading and spelling level;

• Give talks about literacy to area agencies, organizations and schools; and

• Raise money for training tutors and providing resource materials for parents and teachers.

Why are donations needed?

The Task Force is a nonprofit organization of volunteers that relies solely upon donations to support literacy needs in northern Wisconsin. All donations are tax deductible.

You can now donate online using PayPal’s secure payment service. You do not need a PayPal account. Go to www.literacytaskforce.org and click on the button at the lower left of the home page. You will be directed to the PayPal page where you can use a credit card or other options to donate.  

Donations may also be sent to:

Literacy Task Force of Northern Wisconsin

P.O. Box 574

Minocqua, WI 54548

How are donations used?

Donations are used for two purposes:

• To support full and partial scholarships for individuals to enroll in our literacy training course(s). Tutors learn how to teach children and adults who have severe difficulties in reading, writing, and spelling.

• To purchase research-based resource materials on reading, writing, and spelling for tutors and parents. These materials are housed at the Minocqua Public Library and may be checked out. 

Please consider becoming a member of The Literacy Task Force of Northern Wisconsin. For only $15, you can help us in our work and receive information on upcoming workshops, conferences and volunteer activities. Click on our home page at http://literacytaskforce.org for a membership form. For further information contact Peggy Steber at 715-277-2019 and ask about the annual newsletter.

Manitowish Waters Historical Society

Our mission is the collection, preservation and dissemination of materials and information relating to the history of Manitowish Waters. Visit us at www.mwhistory.org.

P.O. Box 100

Manitowish Waters, WI 54545

We are a 501c(3) organization.

Our email address is [email protected].

Manitowish Waters Lakes Association

The Manitowish Waters Lakes Association is an organization advocating for clean, healthy lake and river environments. Our mission is to educate the public and maintain, protect and enhance the water quality, fishery, boating safety, and native habitat of the Manitowish Waters Chain of Lakes and other waters in the Manitowish Waters Township for the benefit of the members and the general public.

For further information on our activities visit us online at mwlakes.com.

We are a 501(c)(3) and donations to further our mission can be mailed to:

MWLA Office

P.O. Box 286

Manitowish Waters, WI 54545

Minocqua Museum, Inc.

Established in 1986, the Minocqua Museum displays exhibits on various aspects of the Island City’s unique history. Collections include the Centennial Quilt, a Victorian living room and a section on the military, as well as postcards, pictures, yearbooks and news clippings and a large model railroad display. The museum’s board of directors and docents are all volunteers.

Donations may be made to: 

Minocqua Museum, Inc. 

P.O. Box 1007

Minocqua, WI 54548

Minocqua Public Library Foundation

The Minocqua Public Library Foundation’s ongoing mission is to strengthen the library collection, expand library programming, and enhance library services. Donations may be sent to:

Minocqua Public Library Foundation

415 Menominee Street, Suite B

Minocqua, WI 54548.

Donations may also be dropped off at the library.

Minocqua Winter Park Trail Fund

The Minocqua Winter Park Trail Fund is used to purchase cross-country ski trail maintenance and grooming equipment, host several events year-round, expand our trails and other features, and run community skier development programs. 

Minocqua Winter Park is a not-for-profit town park with a mission of providing a quality silent sport experience for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages through the protection and maintenance of our trail system, and cash donations to our Trail Fund are tax-deductible to the full extend allowable under the law. For more information, call 715-356-3309. Donations may be sent to:

Minocqua Winter Park & Nordic Center

P.O. Box 1090 PMB 234

Minocqua, WI 54548

New Dawn Pregnancy Resource Center

New Dawn Pregnancy Resource Center serves women, men, and families in Northern Wisconsin who are in need of compassionate and confidential support when facing an unplanned pregnancy. All services are provided free of charge. For more information, call 715-358-6700. Donations may be sent to: 

New Dawn Pregnancy Resource Center

P.O. Box 1845 

Woodruff, WI 54568

North Lakeland Discovery Center

The North Lakeland Discovery Center is a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization dedicated to connecting people to nature. Our location in the heart of Wisconsin’s Northwoods is beautifully remote yet accessible, surrounded by water, woods and wildlife. Visitors may explore a peaceful sanctuary within our 63-acre campus, interpretive stations and gardens, and 12 miles of hiking, biking, skiing and snowshoeing trails. We offer nature education programs, citizen science research and monitoring, and outdoor recreation opportunities as part of our mission of “Naturally inspiring and enriching lives through meaningful connections among nature, people and community.”

Donations may be sent to: 

North Lakeland Discovery Center 

P.O. Box 237 

Manitowish Waters, WI 54545

For more information, call 715-543-2085, email [email protected] or visit www.discoverycenter.net.

Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing, Inc. (NATH)

The Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing (NATH) operates Frederick Place shelter, which provides emergency, temporary housing for those experiencing homelessness in Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas counties. 

Funds are critically needed for the operating expenses of Frederick Place. Donations can be mailed to NATH, P.O. Box 913, Rhinelander, WI 54501 or dropped off at Frederick Place at 204 West Frederick Street, Rhinelander. All donations are tax deductible.

For information about volunteer opportunities, call 715-369-9777 or visit www.nathnorthwoods.com.

Northwoods Children’s Museum

The Northwoods Children’s Museum is dedicated to enriching lives, supporting families, and encouraging a love of learning through hands-on play. The Northwoods Children’s Museums hosts over 26,000 guests a year and provides over 52 free meals to the community. Free admissions and memberships are provided for those that can’t afford to come to the museum.

For more information, call Rouleen Gartner at 715-479-4623. Donations may be sent to:

Northwoods Children’s Museum

P.O. Box 216

Eagle River, WI 54521

Northwoods NiiJii Enterprise Community, Inc.

We are grateful for another year of making progress toward our mission of alleviating poverty.

We are grateful, this year, to have new affordable and energy-efficient homes going up for the people of Mole Lake.

We are grateful to have made major strides in preserving culture, promoting economic growth and creating jobs through the planning, preparation, and launch of the new Waaswaaganing Indian Bowl Living Arts and Culture Center in Lac du Flambeau.

We are grateful to have sponsored comprehensive planning for the land use of the limited resource and the transportation of the Menominee Peoples.

We are grateful to have completed our new 20-year plan for sustainable development for our region.

Your donations are very important to us, especially in this climate of shrinking foundation and federal funding.

Please keep us in mind for your year-end contribution.

This year you can designate your funding to go to the following initiatives:

• Post-secondary scholarships

• Woodland Indian Art Center: http://www.woodlandindianartcenter.org

• Waaswaaganing Indian Bowl Living Arts and Culture Center: Visit www.indianbowlproject.org or for general operations, www.niijii.org.

Northwoods Wildlife Center

The Northwoods Wildlife Center is dedicated to improving the future for wildlife in the Northwoods through rehabilitation, education and research. The center receives no government funding. It operates solely on donations which will gratefully be accepted at: 

8683 S. Blumenstein Road

Minocqua, WI 54548

For more information, call 715-356-7400.

Oneida County Humane Society

The Oneida County Humane Society (OCHS) Adoption Center is located in Rhinelander (formerly the Rhinelander Animal Shelter). Our mission is to value each life we touch through protection and life-enhancing care and to strengthen the human-animal bond through education, promoting the dignity and well-being of all animals.  

Monetary donations may be sent to the Oneida County Humane Society, 1852 N. Stevens Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501. 

Cleaning supplies (especially bleach and ODOBan), dog food, cat food, (please no red dyes in food) clay kitty litter, paper towels, toys, treats, clean bedding, etc., may be dropped off at the Adoption Center, 1852 N. Stevens St., Rhinelander, during business hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. 

Empty aluminum cans are collected at the Adoption Center to raise money for medical care for the pets in our care. Aluminum cans may also be dropped off at the R-Store BP Station in Hazelhurst anytime.

Inquiries can be made to the Adoption Center at 715-362-5992 or visit us on the Internet at OCHSPets.org. View our adoptable pets at PetFinder.com

Like us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/OCHSWI.

The Oneida County Humane Society is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax deductible.

The Pastime Club Adult Day Center

The Pastime Club began in 2006 with a goal of positively impacting the lives of persons with early memory loss — as well as those who care for them. The hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at Ascension Lutheran Church. Donations may be sent to:

The Pastime Club, Inc. 

P.O. Box 276 

Minocqua, WI 54548. 

We are also looking for volunteers. If you are interested, please call us at 715-358-3404. 

Rhinelander Area Food Pantry

In 13 years of operation the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry has distributed in excess of five million pounds of food. Our current distribution is approximately 600,000 pounds of food each year to more than 7,000 household visits. RAFP serves families in Oneida County. For additional information, please go to rhinelanderareafoodpantry.org.

Monetary donations can be made to: Rhinelander Area Food Pantry c/o BMO Harris Bank, 7 N. Brown St., Rhinelander, WI  54501. Food items may be dropped off at the food pantry at 627 Coon Street, Rhinelander weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Donations will qualify as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 

For additional information, contact Bill Vancos at 715-360-0400 or [email protected].

Salvation Army

Each year the Salvation Army has a bell ringing campaign at this time of the year. The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. For more information, contact Amanda Jahn at 715-498-4943 or [email protected] Direct tax-deductible donations to the Salvation Army may be sent to:

The Salvation Army

P.O. Box 641

Minocqua, WI 54548

Santa’s Elves Foundation, Inc.

Established in 1996, Santa’s Elves Foundation provides holiday gifts and a holiday dinner to families and individuals who financially qualify under the Federal Poverty Level Guidelines. Gifts are provided to children birth to 16 years of age. Residents of Price County and Butternut and Glidden are served. 

Santa’s Elves and Fifield American Legion are in need of assistance to aid in building a home for our organizations to share. We were donated property a number of years back and have been raising funds to do just that. 

For more information, call Llewella Wangerin, 715-762-5426. Donations can be sent to:

Santa’s Elves Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 127

Fifield, WI 54524-0127

Scholl Community Impact Group

Scholl Community Impact Group Inc, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, provides purposeful, supervised interaction with horses for families and individuals with almost any physical, cognitive or emotional disability. 

Our goal is to improve physical, social and communication skills for those individuals and their families to help them succeed in their school and work settings. Scholl Community Impact Group, Inc., provides individually structured programs for each student and fami

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