Author: Melissa Larsen

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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.


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.