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Here’s what disciples who love do

Responses from 45 members of Memorial UCC about where they volunteer and to whom they give financial support beyond the operations and programs run through Memorial.


Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)- Oregon

Little Angels Preschool – Oregon

Prairieview Elementary School – Oregon

Habitat for Humanity

Second Harvest Food Bank – both financial and physical

Ice Age Trail development

Red Cross blood donation

man the phones at the Wisconsin Public TV pledge drives

UW’s school of social work, I am an annual guest speaker/educator on domestic abuse

DV survivors- Maintain an educational blog for those healing from abuse, published a book for victims of abuse

Vigil Team – St. Mary’s Care Center


T’ai Chi Chih

Holy Wisdom Prairie Upkeep

SISTER House, Inc. – Journeying with Madison-area women transitioning from prison, jail, or AODA treatment

Prison Ministry Project

The Arc Dane County


Coordinate the annual neighborhood picnic for over 250 people in June

Coordinate the annual neighborhood garage sales on Labor Day weekend

Member of the Madison Opera chorus

Nicaragua for a medical mission with Nicaplast organization which is based in Madison at UW Hospitals and goes twice a year to do surgeries.

Resurge, Intl based out of Palo Alto, CA  for the last 24 years and was in Bangladesh last year.

Hartman Center UCC bible camp in Milroy, PA is a camp I have been volunteering as a nurse 1 week every summer for the last 18 years.

Stoughton Lioness Club-15 years!

The Crossing
Taking care of family

Ronald McDonald House,
Prison Ministry Project

Badger Honor Flight

Community projects through the Madison Knitters Guild

Support of and participation in the American Heart Association
Volunteer work at a number of golf tournaments

Allied Partners
Church Women United

Oakwood Chorus

Alzheimer’s Association

Wish granting for Make-A-Wish

Bookworms (UW and WPT program for early reading) reading at Packers Headstart

Bethlehem Partnership – WI Conference, SW Association

Bright Stars Area Rep

CROP Walk City Planning Committee

Prairie Kitchen Committee, Badger Prairie Needs Network

Board and the Public Affairs Committee of the Wisconsin Public Health Association

United Way — Volunteer and donate (Cheryl)

NAMI Dane County–volunteer and donate (both)

DAIS – Volunteer (both)

Host-A-Family (holiday gifting)

Oregon School Disctrict (volunteering in classroom, coaching for sports, providing supplies)

Various food drives (food donations)

Operation Joy (holiday gifting)

Toys for Tots (holiday gifting)

Boy Scout Troop 132: Assistant Scoutmaster & Committee member

Glacier’s Edge Boy Scout Council: Co-chair Award & Recognition Dinner, Aquatics Committee member

Madison Area Music Association

Oregon Preschool Inc

Dane County Veterinary Medical Association

Briarpatch committee- Ryan

RSVP school volunteers

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Second Harvest

Prison Ministry Work (Mostly writing prisoners and helping them some upon release)

Playing the piano or organ at other churches

Helping with summer bible school classes at other churches and accompanying their Christmas and bible school music programs

Volunteered as a Dane County Hunter Safety Instructor

Project Babies

Club TNT

RPCVS of Madison

Goodman Community Center

Professional consultative committee for the school of social work

Gardening for others

Organized a swim race in Lake Monona as a fundraiser for the Clean Lakes Alliance

When I go grocery shopping, I buy a box of Cliff Bars to give to the homeless people I see under the bridges of the bike path on my commute and to the many more people I see outside my office downtown.

My parents, aunts, uncles and cousins have scaled back our Christmas giving in favor of a donation from the family to an international charity.


Support an individual enrolled at a university in El Salvador

Supplement a family with monthly rental payments

WPR 88.7 Radio station

LIFE WNC 102.5 Radio Station

Watertown UCC

Nehemiah Center

Nepal Earthquake Relief

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Badger Prairie Needs Network

Overture Center

Forward Theater

American Players Theater

Wisconsin Sheriff’s and Deputy Sheriff’s Association

Wisconsin Public Television

Wisconsin Public Radio


INH Road Home

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Madison Children’s Museum

The Crossing

Wisconsin Conference UCC

* Camps

* Bethlehem Partnership

* Church Development and Renewal Committee


Madison Urban Ministry

Kiva (provides micro-loans to women and men to alleviate poverty worldwide.)

Nature Conservancy
Sierra Club
National Parks Conservation
World Wildlife Federation
Wyoming Wildlife Federation
World Wildlife Fund
Habitat for Humanity
Doctors without Borders
St Stephens Mission in Ethete, WY
UW Foundation
Hartman Center UCC camp in Milroy, PA,
March of Dimes
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Milwaukee
Wis Public Radio
Goodwill Industries,
Milwaukee Public TV
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Milwaukee Rescue Mission
United Way

United Way organizations (contributions)

Golf in several golf outings to raise money for UW Carbone Cancer center for Head and Neck Cancer, UW Friends and family, Susan G Komen Foundation, Gilda’s Club.

ChildFund (Foster two children)

Wisconsin Public Radio

Smile Train

WhatIf Foundation

FINCA (microloans)


Red Cross

Central Asia Institute

WCCN (microloans)

Holy Child Program (Israel/Palestine school)

Doctors Without Borders

ICAHD (Israel Committee Against Housing Destruction)

Amnesty International

Smile Train

The Carter Center

Habitat For Humanity


International Rescue Committee

World Food Program


Feeding America

Earth Justice

Trust for Public Land

Nature Conservancy

National Resources Defense Council

Michelle’s Earth Foundation (set up by a high school friend in memory of her daughter who was mysteriously murdered at the University of Vermont about 10 years ago)

Wisconsin Society for Ornithology

Sierra Club

Rails to Trails

Green America

Union of Concerned Scientists

Churches Center for Land and People

Harvest of Hope

Fair Share CSA Coalition


Food First

Global Exchange

Slow Food

American Farmland Trust

Madison Boys and Girls Club

The Road Home

Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin

Community Shares of Wisconsin

Sustain Dane

Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund

Community Action Coalition

Salvation Army

Wisconsin Public Radio

Wisconsin Public Television


Wittenberg University

Olbrich Gardens

American Civil Liberties Union

MACC Fund (Childhood Cancer – Trek Bicycle Ride)

People for Bikes

Engineers without Borders

Ice Age Trail Alliance

Go-Baby-Go (collaboration between PT/OT/engineering students to adapt electric riding cars for children with mobility impairment)

Habitat for Humanity

Feeding America


Juvenile Diabetes

Crohns and Colitis

World Vision




Free Speech Radio

Media Matters

Amnesty International



local food pantries

The Road Home

United Way



Council on Children and Families

Red Cross

Salvation Army

International Crane Foundation



Nature Conservancy

Planned Parenthood

Stoughton Opera House

Blume Haiti (brings music lessons/instruments to people of Haiti)

Save the Children

UW Alumni

Strides for Africa- local run/walk in August to put water wells in Africa

School supply donation- MMSD

Supply/clothing/other donations-JFF

World Wildlife Fund

Firefighters Assistance Foundation


Help Me See

Easter Seals

Blinded Veterans Foundation

Epilepsy Foundation

American Foundation for the Blind

Multiple Sclerosis Assoc. of America

American Lung Association

Shrine Circus

American Veterans Support Foundation

Pink Diamond Women Cancer Fund

Professional Firefighters of WI

The Breast Cancer Society

Marquette University

Dane County Deputy Sheriff Association

National Diabetes Fund


Autism Speaks


Children Cancer Dream Network

Disabled Veterans Foundation

Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation


Heart Center of America

Children Wish Foundation

The Nature Conservancy

National Audubon Society

Alzheimers Disease Research

Arthritis Foundation


Habitat for Humanity

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

Firefighters Support Foundation

Susan Komen

Lupus Foundation America

American Diabetes Association

American Cancer Society

National Foundation For Cancer

Disabled Veterans National Foundation

Missionary Society of St. Paul

Children’s Cancer Fund of America

Parkinsons Disease Foundation

Second Amendment Foundation

Sierra Club

Southern Poverty Law Center

Special Olympics Wisconsin

Alliance for Retired Americans

National Federation of the Blind

Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation

Doctors Without Borders

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Macular Degeneration

National Park Foundation

National Veterans Services

United States Armed Forces Association

Disabled Veteran Fund

Diabetes Research Wellness Foundation

National Childrens Cancer Society

Shriners Hospital For Children

Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation

Prostrate Cancer Fund

Disabled Police & Sherifs Foundation

Heart Center of America

Friends of the Zoo

American Homeless Veterans

National Police and Trooper Association

Edmunlite Missions

Pro Life

Veterans Now Foundation for American Fund

Campus Crusade for Christ International

Council of Indian Nations

Hazel Green Fire Department

Benton United Methodist Church

Carousel of Possible Dreams (student orchestra donation)