Community Outreach Program
Dear friends, in a small effort to give back to the community, WISMA is organizing a bake sale on April 6th to support The Women’s Center. All proceeds from the sale along with a matching donation from WISMA will be given to the center. So let’s all join together to make this a huge success.
There will be mouthwatering snacks and delicacies like unniappam, samosa, unnakkaya (delicious malabari snack), cutlets to name a few...Please see the flyer for all the details regarding the bake sale. Looking forward to seeing you all on April 6th at the Berkshire community center. Thank you!
Thank you WISMA community for the generous support you gave during the bake sale yesterday. We were almost sold out within the first hour itself. Sorry that only a few items were there for the folks who came later. We are so happy to say that we are able to raise a total of $2200 to donate to The Women’s Center. This includes $500 from WISMA supporting the cause; thanks to our sponsors and members. Thank you again for the wholehearted support you all showed for a great cause.
2019 WISMA Committee
SANDWICH DELIVERY TO THE GUEST HOUSE OF MILWAUKEE
The first step in restoring dignity and purpose in life is having a place to call home. The Guest House of Milwaukee provides shelter to 86 men each night and over 400 individuals each year. The shelter serves men experiencing homelessness, including people living with mental illness and struggling with addiction.
What does WISMA do?
WISMA's goal is to prepare and deliver about 100-120 sandwiches, which should last them for 1-3 days. It will take 5-6 people approximately 1 hour to prepare and pack sandwiches. WISMA has been doing this since 2015 and plan to continue this with a target of 1 program every month (usually on a Saturday).
How does it work?
We are inviting volunteers/sponsors to host and fund ($105 approximately for supplies for one program) the program other than volunteers for sandwich preparation. In the event we don't find a sponsor for a particular month, WISMA will ensure continuity of the program. Anyone can host this program at your residence and invite your friends to help with preparing and packing the sandwiches. This is our chance to give back to the community that we are a part of and that we and our children get so much from. Its also a chance for the kids to get-together and have fun while at the same time working for a noble cause. You can also do this as part of your birthday or anniversary celebration and make the day a memorable one.
How can I support?
You can either 1) donate for the cause, 2) serve as a host to prepare sandwiches, or 3) volunteer to make the sandwiches at the host's place. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll sign you up for the day and month of your choice. One or more of the Committee members will always be there to assist you with purchasing the items, preparing or packing the sandwiches.