Charity & Grassroots in Lower East Side

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With the help of hundreds of volunteers, The Gathering of Southeast WI, Inc. serves 10 free meals each week to those who might otherwise go hungry. In 2011, the breakfast program—the only service of its kind in the area—gave away more than 50,000 meals from three inner-city locations. The sites also serve dinner twice a week, as well as lunch on Saturday. All food is prepared fresh daily. All told, The Gathering provides meals to approximately 100,000 people experiencing homelessness or hunger each year.

804 E Juneau Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US

According to its mission statement, Milwaukee Urban Gardens protects plots around the city from development and shares them with locals "to enhance the quality of life." And it's not just the savory oxygen generated by the plants that bolsters the quality of life; it's the opportunities these gardens provide for neighbors of diverse backgrounds to work side-by-side nurturing their favorite herbs, flowers, and vegetables—as well as the beauty they lend to the area. This nonprofit land trust looks after a total of 45 parcels of land located in Riverwest, Bay View, northern Harambee, and the Northwest side.

1845 N Farwell Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Meta House, a nationally recognized, gender-responsive residential treatment facility, supports women and their children through the process of recovery from substance abuse.

As one of the only treatment centers in Wisconsin that allows children to reside with their mothers as they undergo treatment, Meta House aims to support children, rebuild families, and end the cycle of intergenerational substance abuse. While mothers undergo treatment—including parenting courses and health education—children up to 10 years old learn interpersonal skills and receive interventional services if necessary in a facility next door. When not in class, women are responsible for preparing meals for their children, giving baths, and delegating chores, to ensure they are able to establish the basis of a healthy family routine.

2625 N Weil St
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Bienvenidos! Welcome! Here at Bartender 608 we are fun, engaging, yet professional Bartenders & Waitstaff for hire! Our mobile Bartending service comes to you!

We garnish the feel & appearance of your major and minor events with excellent Pour Service.

Business & Personal events welcome in the WI & IL areas!

750 N Lincoln Memorial Dr
Milwaukee,
WI
US

United Way of Greater Milwaukee mobilizes people and resources for community problem-solving endeavors, with focuses including education, income, and health. Since its start in 1909, it has invested more than $1 billion to help solve the community's most serious issues. The organization coordinates community members to take collaborative action through more than 160 programs, bolstered by partnerships with 80 other local agencies. They also report that 91% of students who participate in United Way-funded youth development programs feel they were on track to graduate high school on time.

225 W Vine St
Milwaukee,
WI
US

We are an environmental education nonprofit with two community centers adjacent to Milwaukee County parks (or, as we like to call them “outdoor classrooms”).

1500 E Park Pl
Milwaukee,
WI
US