Brewers Community Foundation supports organizations that provide quality programming in the area of health, education, recreation and basic needs. In 2017, we are encouraging individuals to help Brewers Community Foundation raise additional funds for one of our partners. It is through your generosity that Brewers Community Foundation will be able to donate the funds that are raised to benefit Fisher House Wisconsin.
In 2017, all funds raised by participants will be directed towards the Fisher House Wisconsin. Fisher House provides a "home away from home" for military and veterans' families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee. Currently, veterans from 23 different states of all generations are traveling to the Milwaukee VA Medical Center for treatment at the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) center, while 8,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are receiving treatment here in Milwaukee for their wounds or injuries. Veterans and their families living beyond 50-miles from the Milwaukee VA Medical Center are provided a free overnight stay at Fisher House. The Fisher House program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and ensures that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment. Due to this need, the Milwaukee home cost more than $6 million to build, and is among the largest in the United States of its kind.
We encourage you to set a personal fundraising goal and challenge yourself to earn one of our unique fundraising incentives. You can make a substantial impact by fundraising for Fisher House! Email your friends, family and coworkers from your fundraising page and encourage them to make a difference in the lives of children and families. We recommend linking your fundraising page to your Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Check out our 2017 fundraising incentives here.
To be considered for incentives, fundraising must be completed by July 16, 2017. After the fundraising period has closed, Brewers Community Foundation staff will contact you to arrange for mailing or pick-up of incentives. Please note that individuals within the Greater Milwaukee area may be required to pick-up incentives.