Using only natural starch in its cleaning products, Middleton Cleaners removes unwanted dirt, grime, and stains from clothing without leaving behind chemical smells and residue. The company’s dedicated stain slayers cleanse soiled pants, sweaters, blouses, skirts, suit coats, and collared shirts, restoring the vitality of their youth when they could frolic and roam free across department store prairies (each $7.25, plus $1.35 for silk items). Two-piece suits and plain dresses can be pressed back into service just in time for a fancy party or professional prom reenactment ($14.50, plus $2.70 for silk).
Since each woman's needs differ depending on her unique situation, Lean On Me provides customized support to survivors of domestic violence that typically reaches up to $200 worth of services for a woman and two children. Emergency resources may include toiletries (about $15/person), a night of shelter ($25/person), emergency transportation (about $20), and kennel services for one dog or cat ($15). Due to lack of funding, many of Wisconsin's domestic-violence programs, including Wisconsin Coalition for Domestic Violence, are struggling to accommodate growing numbers of women who have experienced domestic violence and need emergency resources.
CafePress is an online hub of inventive, humorous, and customizable clothing and gifts. Clients browse a galaxy of designs uploaded by users, whose most popular images rise to the site's front page; for a sense of scale, the online emporium posts an average of 135,000 new designs each week, keeping the selection fresh so no one has to buy an expired, sour-smelling shirt. Clients may also use CafePress's intuitive design tool to emblazon hoodies, jewelry, mugs, calendars, and museum-quality canvases with their own text or images. Thanks to an iron-clad guarantee of satisfaction, CafePress's clients can shop with the confidence of an invisible knight in a forest of giant eyeballs. Its smooth browsing system, simple design interface, and speedy shipping make the site an ideal destination for gift shopping.
A long-term, community-based housing program, Home for Good helps participants become and remain self-sufficient. In addition to housing assistance, supportive services aim to increase residents' abilities to live independently and maintain employment. Nearly all Home for Good participants are receiving mental-health treatment, which can place an incredible strain on their limited monthly budgets due to the cost of copays for doctor’s visits and prescription medication.
Through VSA’s Open Doors Studio program, adults with disabilities who are interested in visual arts learn to manipulate two-dimensional media in studio classes. On average, classes include about 12 students, and focus on creative development and self-expression. After the 10-week program, participants can present selected artwork at VSA’s annual public exhibition.
Womanned by celebrity style icons including Kim Kardashian and Entertainment Tonight's Anya Sarre, ShoeDazzle's online couture clinicians take their clients' self-provided style profile and craft a monthly selection of shoes, handbags, and jewelry sets. This service is an easy way to lose a burdensome fashion albatross and replace it with a chicly functional style sparrow. Register your trendsetter predilections and receive a new hand-tailored menu of accessories on the first of the month. If none of your stylist's selections suit your fancy, you may skip and request a new set at no additional cost.