The Milwaukee Chapter is committed to the national goal of 'The Power to Make a Difference'. To fulfill this mission, our mothers and children have impacted several organizations with our time, talent and/or resources through our programming and community service efforts. These organizations include the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Robyn's Nest, Hunger Task Force, March of Dimes, Family House, Meta House, Pathfinders, Milwaukee Health Services, American Heart Association, Sisters Network, The Jack & Jill of America Foundation, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Aurora Sinai Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Greater Milwaukee YWCA, The American Red Cross, and Children’s Outing Association.
A sample of the type of activities we participate in along with the organizations positively impacted by our efforts include :
Aurora Sinai Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – Our teens were educated about Milwaukee’s high infant mortality rate and the impact of teen pregnancy. Presenters also discussed methods to improve these statistics through affordable health care and community support through funding and teaching. In addition to the education session and discussion, each teen donated baby blankets and sleepers and donated their monthly programming funds to purchase transportation vouchers for mothers to visit their babies in the hospital.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County – Children of all ages within our Chapter participated in the assembly of "Flu Kits" for distribution in the community by the United Way that included tissue, hand sanitizer, cough drops, masks and handwritten get well cards.
Robyn's Nest – For several years, mothers, fathers, teens and children of all ages partnered with the Robyn's Nest to sort, organize, and donate clothing for children in foster care during their annual MLK Day Observance. Our Chapter remains committed to remaining engaged in honoring the legacy of Dr. King by making it a “Day On, Not a Day Off”.
YWCA Transitional Housing Program - Our children and mothers painted apartments over a two year period of time and donated furniture and other household items that were purchased by our members.