Charitable Donations Archives

Milwaukee Bucks Bobby Portis donates 100,000 meals, partners with Feeding America

October 6, 2022

On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, people greeted Bucks player Bobby Portis by chanting his name. Portis announced a $25,000 donation to the organization, which is equivalent to 100,000 meals. Portis took the stage for an hourlong Q&A. During the discussion, he shared his future involvement with Feeding America and the… [Read More]

GMUL awards laptops to 40 students and 10 scholarships

June 30, 2022

On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, The Greater Milwaukee Urban League (GMUL) and Kohler Co., teamed up to present 40 local high school graduates laptops as part of the ” The Greater Milwaukee Urban League Annual Laptop Awards Ceremony,” at the Milwaukee County Zoo Peck Pavilion. GMUL President and CEO Dr. Eve M. Hall and other… [Read More]

The Milwaukee Chapter of Alpha Pi Sorority help out the homeless and families in need

January 27, 2022

The Milwaukee Chapter of Alpha Pi Sorority donated clothing and hygiene items on Saturday, January 22, 2022, to the Repairers of the Breach, 1335 West Vliet Street. This is an annual community service project performed by Alpha Pi. Mary Meredith-Bullock coordinated the event along with Chapter President Mahalia Kirk. The Alpha Pi Sorority sponsors numerous… [Read More]

America’s Black Holocaust Museum receives a $10-million commitment

December 23, 2021

America’s Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) is the recipient of a $10 million commitment made by an anonymous donor through the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. This transformational commitment is in support of ABHM’s recent announcement to reopen on February 25, 2022, and a strategic plan by NMBL Strategies that provides a roadmap to growth and sustainability for… [Read More]

African Diaspora Council delivers school supplies to students in need

October 21, 2021

On Friday, October 15, 2021, the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s African Diaspora Council (ADC), an affinity resource group comprised of faculty and staff at UWM, presented two car-loads of school supplies they had collected for area students. The students who attend these schools often do so without the basic tools necessary for learning, like pencils… [Read More]

Milwaukee Little League fields upgraded, thanks to Yelich donation

September 23, 2021

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich and American Family Insurance announced on Monday, September 20, 2021, they’ve teamed up to support Beckum Stapleton Little League by upgrading the league’s ball fields, specifically repairing dugouts and replacing fencing. Yelich, who is also an American Family brand ambassador and is featured with his mother Alecia Yelich in American… [Read More]

Riverside and Marshall Football receive helmet donation from Packers and Xenith

August 19, 2021

This summer, Riverside University High School and Milwaukee Marshall High School received a donation of high-quality helmets from the Green Bay Packers Xenith Helmet Give Back program. Riverside and Marshall each received 45 helmets and the total value of the donation was just over $20,000. Xenith helmets have a five star safety rating and will… [Read More]

Maranta Plant Shop rewards those will to help those in need

May 13, 2021

On Monday, May 10, 2021, Michelle Alfaro and Enrique Rodriguez, owners of Maranta Plant Shop, gave away 200 free plants to people who lined up for more than an hour to donate non-perishable food items. The food is being donated to the Hunger Task Force. “I was overwhelmed and fulfilled to see all the happy,… [Read More]

Meijer donates 6,000 turkeys to Milwaukee families facing hunger

March 4, 2021

On Thursday, February 25, 2021, Meijer, a family-owned, regional retailer donated 6,000 turkeys to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin and hosted a contact-free drive-through distribution to community members and food pantry partners at Greater New Birth Church, 8237 West Silver Spring Drive. The event is one of several that will distribute more than $1 million (50,000… [Read More]

Bucks newcomer Jrue Holiday announced on Instagram he will donate the remainder of his 2020 salary to support black, small-owned businesses, including in Milwaukee

December 31, 2020

In the season of giving, professional basketball player Jrue Holiday of the Milwaukee Bucks has decided to donate the rest of his “2020 NBA salary to small Black-owned businesses, nonprofits, and initiatives,” according to an Instagram post from over the weekend. “With the COVID-19 Pandemic and heightened racial injustices in 2020, many of us have… [Read More]