Author: Melissa Larsen

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Nonprofit of the Month: Nature’s Edge

When speech pathologist, Becky Payne, invited some of her patients to her 65-acre ranch in Wisconsin, she was amazed to see how one of her patients reacted to a cow that was in the pasture. This interaction planted the seed for Payne to create Nature’s Edge Therapy Center, which offers rehabilitation through licensed speech and occupational therapy incorporating animal-assisted therapy, hippotherapy and horticulture therapy.

Fab Dads: Wisconsin

He gives the best bear hugs and has jokes for days–and it’s time to celebrate him! In honor of Father’s Day on June 20, meet six Wisconsin dads and learn their advice for new papas, their greatest joys and challenges, and how they plan to spend their big day.

Fab Moms: Wisconsin

With Mother’s Day just around the corner on May 9, it’s time to celebrate the leading ladies in our lives. Meet five Wisconsin moms and their children, and find out their favorite ways to spend family time, mothers who they look up to and ever-important advice for new mamas.

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Revel Craft Club

Looking to get crafty this spring? Revel, a modern DIY studio and event space in Madison, has launched its reservation-only Craft Club, now through May 29 on Saturdays.

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Nonprofit of the Month: Cook it Forward

In response to the global pandemic, Cook it Forward was founded in Madison by Joshua Berkson, Patrick Sweeney and Francesca Hong to tackle food insecurity in their community. “Our mission is to create an end-to-end distribution network to produce and distribute healthy, fresh meals for families, seniors, and those with disabilities experiencing food insecurity.”

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Adventure Awaits Giveaway

Who doesn’t love a free getaway? Travel Wisconsin has launched its Adventure Awaits Giveaway, allowing participants to win one of 26 prize packages, each including resort stays and fun-filled Wisco adventures.

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Nonprofit of the Month: Madison Reading Project

Rowan Childs founded Madison Reading Project in 2013 to provide engaging reading materials to all children in the Madison area. Here, Childs discusses the nonprofit’s mission, goals for 2021 (including opening a new, larger book center) and how the pandemic has evolved the community’s reading needs.

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Milwaukee’s Giving Fest

Need to overcome that winter slump? VISIT Milwaukee launched Giving Fest through Feb. 28, a one-of-a-kind virtual festival to bring together businesses of all kinds for weeks of performances, workshops, games, behind-the-scenes tours and much more.