Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region is needing your help in making a BIG difference in the life of a child.

By volunteering as a Big Brother, Big Sister, or Big Couple you have the opportunity to be a positive influence in a child’s life. It can be as simple as playing catch, painting nails, going fishing, or just hanging out together. It might be one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling things you’ll ever do. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by offering your support and encouragement.

It is a proven fact that the children involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters programs are more likely to improve in school and in their relationships with family and friends, and less likely to skip school or use illegal drugs or alcohol. The need is here.

If you’d like more information or are interested in becoming a Big Brother, Big Sister, or Big Couple, and you’re at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license and able to commit at least 1 year to the program, please visit www.7riversbbbs.org or call 608-782-2227. We welcome any questions about the program at any time. Thank You!

RootinCrown

Get Rid of All that Stuff and Get Money for the Fellowship

The UU Fellowship of La Crosse has joined a partnership with RootinCrown, a resale store in La Crosse that gives back to local nonprofits. It is located at 2919 East Ave., in part of the former Hostess Brands bakery outlet building, behind Clason Buick GMC on the southside of La Crosse. Items can be dropped off at the store, but pick-up service also is available. call 608-519-9500.

How can you help? All you need to do is donate items, shop in the store, and mention UU Fellowship of La Crosse…it’s as easy as that! We will receive a portion of the profits of each item sold that is connected to UU fellowship of La Crosse.
Take a look at the flyer for more information and check out the stores website www.rootincrown.com.

Food for Longfellow Middle School

The UU Fellowship is hosting a second collection box for a time in response to a request from the food pantry coordinator at Longfellow Middle School.
Dana Halverson, pantry outreach coordinator, says the school has a high percentage of students in poverty and is trying to supply personal care products to 60-80 teens.

Desperately needed: deodorant and sanitary napkins. Also in high need: shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and shaving items.

Seasonal supplies such as chapstick, lotion and sunscreen are also needed. “More luxurious items that the teens would love include body sprays, body wash, scented lotions and hair styling products,” Dana says.

Ellen Severson (EllenQofSheba@gmail.com) will provide a collection box for Longfellow in the fellowship’s coffee prep area. We collect similar items for area homeless shelters, warming shelters and New Horizons, but the Longfellow needs will take precedence for the next month. Ellen will work with Dana to get collections to Longfellow.

To contact Dana directly: dhalvers@lacrossesd.org.