Category: Philanthropy

  • Holiday Party Returns to Southern Door High School

    The Southern Door School District invites everyone who is 62 or older and who lives in the Southern Door community to attend the 35th annual holiday party Dec. 8, 1 pm. The students and faculty of Southern Door High School sponsor this event and provide student-crafted door prizes, a holiday-themed music program and a lunch […]

  • Grant Will Support Altrusa’s Back-To-School Fair

    The Altrusa Club of Door County has received a Green Bay Packers Foundation grant to be used to buy athletic shoes and socks for students at the Back-to-School Fair, an annual, Altrusa-sponsored event. This year, 709 students throughout Door County received assistance. “We would like to thank the Packer Foundation for their generosity and support,” […]

  • Community Thanksgiving Dinner to be Carryout Event

    The Sturgeon Bay Area Community Thanksgiving Dinner, sponsored by the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church, will be held as a carryout event again this year. Deliveries will be available only for those who are homebound. Because of the need to minimize the number of volunteers in the church at any one time, only hot food […]

  • Civility Corner: The Second Tool of Civility: Be Silent to Listen

    by Orlaine I. Gabert, Door County Civility Project The first tool of civility, discussed in the Aug. 6 issue of the Peninsula Pulse, is to pay attention. Listening is the second tool of civility. Most of us believe we’re good listeners, but probably we’re good hearers instead. Listening goes beyond hearing what is said to […]

  • 100+ Women Who Care Selects Three Fall Recipients

    The 100+ Women Who Care of Door County (100+WWC) giving circle met at Egg Harbor’s Kress Pavilion in October to recognize and award grants to Peninsula Preschool, Door County Habitat for Humanity, and the Washington Island Community Health Program. Members listened to presentations about the organizations, then voted to select the honorees.  Ann Morgan, co-founder […]

  • Operation Christmas Child Gears Up for Drop-Off

    Operation Christmas Child volunteers are preparing for the safe collection of hundreds of Christmas packages Nov. 15-21, when donors may donate their shoeboxes filled with gifts curbside at First Baptist Church, 610 N. 5th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. Volunteers will be ready to unload the filled shoeboxes, and paperwork can be completed digitally curbside or […]

  • Kewaunee County Democratic Party Coordinates Food Drives

    Food insecurity is on the rise in Kewaunee County, so the Kewaunee County Democratic Party (KCDP) has coordinated with local school districts, the Algoma United Methodist Church and the Kewaunee Optimist and Rotary Clubs to host three Feeding Families food drives in November. The project will benefit students in the Kewaunee Storm Snack Pak and […]

  • UUFDC Celebrates 25 Years With Matching Donations

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) is celebrating its 25th anniversary by giving back to Door County through a matching-donation campaign to support local nonprofits as they address critical needs.  The UUFDC’s 25th Anniversary Community-Support Initiative will direct the combined Sunday collections designated for “community support” during each fiscal quarter of the anniversary […]

  • $22k Being Awarded to Three Local Nonprofits

    The next quarterly meeting of the 100+ Women Who Care (100+WWC) of Door County giving circle will be held Oct. 25, 6:30-7:30 pm, at the Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St. in Egg Harbor. Registration will begin at 6 pm. During this in-person meeting – with a livestreaming option available – 100+WWC will award approximately $22,000 to […]

  • $12,000 Raised for Local Charities

    The Old Bolts Car Club ( hosted its 15th annual Harvest Festival Car Show on Sept. 18, when more than 225 classic cars, trucks and specialty vehicles were on display.  An opening ceremony included playing the national anthem, the Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard color guard displaying the colors, and a large American flag being suspended […]

  • New Partnership Bridging Housing-Affordability Gap: Door County Habitat for Humanity announces new homeowner selection

    If they could have avoided liability issues, leaders of Door County Habitat for Humanity and the Door County Housing Partnership would have literally shouted from the rooftop about their new partnership on a home build. Instead, they played it safe by making their announcement from the ground about the agreements that have been signed for […]

  • Veterans Appreciation Dinner is Oct. 20

    Door County Habitat for Humanity will host a dinner Oct. 20, 5 pm, at the Lodge at Leathem Smith to honor the service of veterans from all branches of the military. Admission for veterans is free, but space is limited. Attendees should register with Megan Dietz by phone at 920.743.2869, ext. 101, or by email […]

  • The Doer: David Eliot Honored as Philanthropist of the Year

    “How does this allow us to talk to more people?” A version of that question is one I’ve heard countless times from David Eliot in our offices at the Peninsula Pulse, the newspaper he founded in 1995. It usually comes after he’s read a draft of a column I’ve written or heard me spit out […]

  • P.A.T.H. Receives Funds from St. Peter’s Cares Walk

    The St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Outreach Team hosted its fifth annual St. Peter’s Cares Walk on Sept. 11 to raise funds for P.A.T.H. of Door County: a nonprofit dedicated to increasing opportunities for recreation and community integration for children and adults with special needs. Deb Doyle, representing the P.A.T.H. board, accepted $2,070 from Outreach Team […]

  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s Expected to Raise Nearly $14,000

    Walkers and teams from across the area participated in this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Door County on Sept. 11. The walk is anticipated to raise nearly $14,000 to fund research and local services, including support groups, education, information and referral services, care and support, advocacy efforts and a 24/7 helpline: 800.272.3900. “The Walk […]

  • Friends of the Poor Walk/Run Returns Sept. 25

    The Friends of the Poor Walk/Run fundraising event will return to Stella Maris Catholic Church in Sister Bay on Sept. 25. Registration will begin at 8:30 am; the event will start at 9 am. Stella Maris and the St. Vincent de Paul Society are co-hosting the society’s only 2021 fundraiser.  Participants can register online at […]

  • Walk to End Alzhimer’s Raises $11,500

    About 75 people took part in the Walk to End Alzhimer’s on Sept. 11 in Sturgeon Bay. The two-mile walk left from Graham Park and raised $11,500 for the Alzheimer’s Association to fund research for a cure, advocacy, and patient and caregiver support. Walkers carried flowers in memory of loved ones affected by the disease. […]

  • On Top of Spaghetti Fundraiser for JAK’s Place

    The JAK’s Place On Top of Spaghetti annual fundraiser will be held Sept. 28, 5-7 pm, in a pickup-only format this year. The dinner includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, a beverage and dessert. The fundraiser also features a silent auction that’s available online at Auction items include a two-hour sailing cruise on the Edith […]

  • Stepped-up Support for Veterans

    Adopt A Soldier-Door County focuses not only on the needs of men and women from Door and Kewaunee Counties who are currently serving in the armed forces. Now the group has stepped up to support those who have already served through help with financial and medical needs and home repairs. Recent projects include replacing water […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Turtle

    Meet Turtle (, a 10-month-old kitten who’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. Rescued from a hoarding situation, Turtle is nervous in new environments, so, like his namesake animal, this shy guy will need a little help coming out of his shell and some time to feel comfortable in […]