Helping Latinos who are struggling with communication is one of Tom Stenklyft’s passions. The process brings him back to his roots. His grandparents emigrated from Sweden and in her later years as a widow, his grandmother lived with his family. He recalls her broken English and the difficulty she had with pronouncing the letter “j.” […]
Tag Archives: RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program
Doris Peters doesn’t like to sit home, so on the third Thursday of each month she serves her community by giving folks a ride in her gray 2007 Buick. The 84-year-old Kimberly resident is a volunteer driver for Making The Ride Happen (MRH), a transportation, information and assistance program of Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin […]
When Jodi Isom joined the Greater Fox Cities Habitat for Humanity as volunteer services manager in 2000, the agency was building two to three newly-constructed homes a year. This year, they are on track to build 17 homes, three of which are older structures that will be rehabilitated in conjunction with the agency’s home buyer […]
It’s planting season at Riverview Gardens in Appleton and leaders of this 77-acre job-training program with an urban farm, park space and hydroponics greenhouse are looking for volunteers to help plant the seeds of positive work ethics, good social skills and team work for participants of its job training program. That’s where RSVP comes in. […]
What a fitting event to honor Martin Luther King Jr. – More than a dozen volunteers attended a Lunch & Learn at CASA of the Fox Cities on Monday in honor of MLK Day and National Mentoring Month. The event, which was co-sponsored by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), was held to […]
Contributed by Jan Sommerfeld, RSVP Program Assistant The weeks following the holidays are busy for stores, as shoppers return or exchange unwanted merchandise. But what if we could give the perfect gift – the one that keeps on giving? Volunteers in our community are doing just that. Take the members of the Retired and Senior […]
Hooks ‘n Needles Group Donates 497 Items Our RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program ladies from the Hooks ‘n Needles knitting group donated 497 hats, mittens and scarves to the Salvation Army – Fox Cities in conjunction with its Coats for Kids campaign! Wow… what a labor of love! Thanks to these special volunteers.