All toys collected during the 2017 Noche de Niños toy drive will be donated to one of the wonderful organizations below. Thank you for your support and for helping to make the holidays brighter for children in our communities!

 

Christ- St. Peter Lutheran School

St. Peter Lutheran School has been providing elementary education to children on the near south side of Milwaukee for over 150 years. At St. Peter, elementary students are offered daily opportunities to grow spiritually, academically, and socially. They embrace providing a safe learning environment in an urban setting.

 

H.W. Longfellow School

H.W. Longfellow was built in 1886 and has served the Clarke Square community for over 130 years. Their mission is to provide a safe, diverse and academically challenging environment for students, while preparing them for future success. Families and students are committed to rebuilding and strengthening their surrounding community.

 

La Causa

La Causa is a nonprofit organization working on behalf of children and families for the past 44 years. La Causa offers more than 25 programs and services that help thousands annually, including Early Education and Care Center, Crisis Nursery and Respite Center, and Youth Programs.

 

Meta House

Meta House works to fight the disease of addiction by providing holistic substance use treatment for women and their children. In addition to addiction consulting, they provide an array of services including parenting education, case management, GED and career coaching, and physical fitness classes. Meta House treats over 700 women and children each year.

 

Milwaukee Center for Independence

Since 1983, MCFI has been developing innovative approaches to assisting people with disabilities and other barriers to success to better live, work and be a part of their communities. MCFI works closely with academic institutions and health car providers to research new methods of treatment, develop new technologies and reduce the long-term costs of care.

 

Running Rebels Community Organization

Running Rebels programs offers program for high-risk youth, including: mentoring, tutoring, anger management, daily living skills, and after-school and summer safe and sound programs. They also provide programs such as an AAU boys basketball team, music instruction, and an entrepreneurial program.

 

SaintA

SaintA is a non-sectarian non-profit with a long history of serving the most vulnerable children and families in Southeastern Wisconsin and beyond. Their mission is to provide innovative family-centered care and educational services that embrace diversity and empower children, families and adults to improve the quality of their lives.

 

St. Anthony School Milwaukee

With over 2,000 students, St. Anthony's is the nation's largest K-12 school in the region. The school continues the mission of St. Anthony Parish on the south side of Milwaukee, which, since 1872, has been an anchor for many immigrant communities searching for the "American Dream."

 

St. Martini Lutheran School

Lutheran Urban Mission Initiative Inc. was founded by a group of business people and professional educators who were concerned about the downward trend of Lutheran education in Milwaukee. St. Martini is a LUMIN school committed to empowering families and schools in order to help Milwaukee communities prosper. 

 

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers- Lincoln Avenue Elementary School

Sixteenth Street has a 45 year history of service to Milwaukee's Southside community. Within the Department of Environmental Health at SSCHC lies the Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership, a collaboration with the United Way and MPS. Through this initiative, SSCHC is supporting students at Lincoln Avenue Elementary School.

 

UMOS 

UMOS, a non-profit advocacy organization, provides programs and services which improve the employment, educational, health and housing opportunities of under-served populations. Programs and services provided by UMOS are divided into three major divisions: workforce development, child development, and social services.

 

United Community Center

The United Community Center provides programs for Hispanics and near south side residents of all ages in the areas of education, cultural arts, recreation, community development, and health and human services. The UCC helps individuals schieve their potential by focusing on cultural heritage as a means of strengthening personal development and by promoting high academic standards.