Charitable Contributions!

In case you hadn’t heard, Madison has been ranked the #1 charitable city in the country by Men’s Health Magazine. That charitable feeling has extended into the La Follette community. For example, La Follette students, faculty and staff contributed over 3 boxes full of items for the Goodman Community Center Thanksgiving Baskets. These items are going to be used by the Center to provide food and other amenities to over 1000 Madison-area families for their Thanksgiving dinners. The LSSA Volunteer and Outreach Committee also has several other activities planned for the coming months. We’ll be joining with the Goodman Community Center again to adopt a family for Holiday Baskets in December. La Follette students will also be volunteering with Urban League’s 21st Century Careers Program. This program mentors middle school aged children, teaching them about educational opportunities. La Follette students will be sharing their stories regarding their educational and career decisions.

Upcoming events for spring semester include La Follette’s annual team for the Special Olympics Polar Plunge. Last year the team raised over $1500. We also plan on working with the Dane County Farmer’s Market cooking breakfast at one of the Saturday morning markets held in the Senior Center. Proceeds from this breakfast will go to friends of the DCFM, a non-profit organization that supports the Farmer’s Market and provides some educational opportunities within the county.

If you have questions about any upcoming activities or would like to suggest an activity for La Follette to be involved with, please contact Becky McAtee at mcatee@wisc.edu

We look forward to helping Madison continue it’s charitable legacy!!

For a complete article about the Men’s Health ranking, please visit http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/article_61f3c142-d4ab-11de-b87a-001cc4c03286.html

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