Donations

EAT AT PANERA AND HELP THE GATHERING!

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You have to eat, right?  Why not have a great meal and support The Gathering at the same time?! 

Next Tuesday – May 3 - bring your family and friends to

Panera Bread Bakery/Café at
600 East Ogden Avenue in Milwaukee
between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. 


Bring a printed copy of the attached flyer or an electronic version on your phone or tablet and present it upon ordering.  When you do that, a percentage of what you pay for your meal will go to The Gathering’s work of feeding Milwaukee’s hungry and homeless – if we have 50+ flyers turned in that night we will receive 20% of the proceeds.
Click here or on the flyer below to get a printable version.

DON'T FORGET! Bring a printed copy of the attached flyer or an electronic version on your phone or tablet and present it upon ordering. 

Thanks to our 2015 Golf Classic Sponsors and Donors!

GOLD SPONSORS ($2,500):


SILVER SPONSORS ($1000):

Mel & David Johnson

Law Office of Eugene E. Detert

Mike & Ginny McBride

Ab Nicholas

Chuck & Eileen Stoner


Hole Sponsors  ($100 per hole)

Advocacy Investment, LLC (1)
American Family Insurance (1)
Data Financial, Inc. (1)
Mel & David Johnson (1)
Joy Global, Inc. (2)
Law Office of Eugene E. Detert (1)
Mike & Ginny McBride (1)
Milwaukee Capital, Inc. (1)
Harry & Ellie Moseley (1)
Ab Nicholas (1)
Ruby Isle Auto (2)
Chuck & Eileen Stoner (1)
Twin Disc (2)
Bob Wolfgram Insurance Agency (1)
John Zacher (2)

Raffle Prize Donors

103.7 Kiss FM
Betty Brinn Children’s
Museum
Blue’s Egg
Bosley on Brady
Breadsmith
Charles Allis & Villa
Terrace Art Museums
Colectivo
Comedy Sportz
Discovery World
Doubletree by Hilton
Dr. McGillicuddy
Florentine Opera
Fred Astaire Dance
Company
Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens
German Fest
Glorioso’s Italian Market
Green Bay Packers
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Indulgence Chocolatiers
Greg Johnson
Joy Global
Klement’s Sausage
Lakefront Brewery
Marcus Center for the
Performing Arts
Marcus Theatre Corporation
Mike and Ginny McBride
Menards—Eau Claire, WI
Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee County Zoo
Milwaukee Food Tours
Milwaukee Irish Festivals, Inc.
Milwaukee Repertory Theatre
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.
Moxie Fitness LLC
Next Act Theatre
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
Ray’s Wine and Spirits
Schlitz Audobon Center
Maureen and Gary Shebesta
Skydive Milwaukee
Skylight Musical Theatre
Southwest Airlines
Sprecher Brewing Company
Trader Joe’s—Bayshore Town Center
Teresa Trostmiller
Wine for Ring Toss donated by Gathering Board Members
Woodman’s Markets

$4,720 Raised During Challenge Grant Campaign

On May 21st, the Gathering launched a Challenge Grant campaign. Through this campaign, an anonymous donor promised to match donations from new donors dollar-for-dollar for up to $5,500. That meant any $25 donation, which can provide breakfast for 10 Gathering guests, became a $50 donation or breakfast for 20 Gathering guests. This was an exciting opportunity for the Gathering and the ultimate purpose of this campaign was to attract new donors and supporters in order to widen our community of people feeding the hungry. We set the bar high and waited for our supporters to answer—and they did!

When the campaign closed on June 30th, forty new donors had given generous gifts for a total of $2,360. With the match, this means that $4,720 total was raised for the Gathering’s programs to feed the hungry and homeless. While we did not meet our ultimate match goal, we are still incredibly grateful for the donations and support of all those who participated. THANK YOU for helping to keep our mission alive! And keep your eyes peeled for the next exciting Gathering opportunity.

Donations In-Kind FY 2012/2013

Without donated food, supplies and services, the Gathering’s expenses would double. But that’s not the only reason donations in-kind are important. They also reflect the commitment and creativity of the community at large to this work. DONATED FOOD - 163,313 Pounds valued at $167,098

92,638 pounds of perishable and nonperishable foods from government and other sources were donated through Hunger Task Force. An additional 54,825 pounds came from area restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops and bakeries.  2,225 pounds of fresh produce was donated for the Produce Preservation Project, and 13,625 pounds came in the form of take home bag “dinners” for our Saturday Lunch guests. These numbers do NOT include the wonderful donations of coffee, milk and home-made baked goods provided by serving groups on a weekly basis.

South Side Saturday Lunch Cooks

South Side Saturday Lunch Cooks

DONATED SUPPLIES & SERVICES - 110 Distributions

Toiletry items were distributed monthly to St. James’ Saturday Lunch guests by Sundries from the Avenue. An additional 3 toiletry distributions were provided at our Dinner site. Sixteen groups distributed bag lunches/sandwiches at 83 of our meals. Thirteen additional distributions of treat bags, warm weather clothing, blankets and holiday decorations in addition to equipment and in-kind services were provided by scout and school groups, churches, individuals and companies.

Oranges Donated for Christmas 2012 Goody Bags

Oranges Donated for Christmas 2012 Goody Bags