Aurora Health Care’s caregivers will volunteer Sept. 26-Oct. 2 during Aurora Weeks of Caring, benefiting two dozen organizations across Aurora’s footprint of eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Hundreds of caregivers plan to participate in their communities.
Service will include helping students with homework at three Boys & Girls Clubs in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park area, loading backpacks with healthy snacks at the Greater Green Bay YMCA, and sorting food and clothing at Burlington’s Love Inc.
“Our first Aurora Weeks of Caring event, held in June, engaged our caregivers and got them excited to volunteer even more,” said Vivian King, Aurora vice president of community relations. “We’re proud of this growing effort and look forward to helping people live well by rolling up our sleeves at a variety of community organizations this fall.”
The Aurora Weeks of Caring program, a quarterly organized volunteer opportunity for caregivers, builds on Aurora Health Care’s longstanding tradition of community service. In 2015, caregivers contributed more than 200,000 hours to local organizations. Caregivers are also financially generous, having donated $3.75 million in 2015 during the Aurora Partnership Campaign, Aurora’s annual giving opportunity. These dollars go directly to organizations in need of support.
ACTS Housing, home remodeling on near west side – Sept. 26
Boys & Girls Club in Sherman Park, assisting with afterschool activities – Sept. 26, 28, 30
Journey House, Kagel School, helping with homework – Sept. 29
Journey House, Longfellow School, helping with homework – Sept. 27
Milwaukee Urban Garden, gardening project – Sept. 27
Project Concern of Cudahy, sorting food and helping customers – Sept. 26 and Oct. 1
The Gathering at St. James Church, serving meals – Sept. 26, 27 and 29
Wisconsin Human Society, helping animals on shelter crew – Sept. 27 and 29