Dairy Cares of Wisconsin has kicked off its second decade in a record fashion. The nonprofit is revising its fundraising figure upwards for 2021 with a new total of $ 335,000 raised so far.
Sponsorships and donations before the Garden Party on July 31 raised $ 261,000. Funds raised through virtual and live auctions as well as additional donations have since pushed the total up to the new historic amount.
âI am delighted and delighted to announce this increase to our originally advertised level,â said Jim Ostrom, Chairman of the Dairy Cares Committee. âA record number of sponsors and donors have come together to help our state’s most vulnerable residents. “
Since the inception of Dairy Cares 11 years ago, the volunteer organization has now raised over $ 1.8 million for Children’s.
âNext year, we hope to celebrate our next milestone by surpassing the $ 2 million lifespan,â Ostrom said. Since 2010, Dairy Cares has brought together professionals from the dairy industry, other agricultural leaders, affiliated industries and like-minded individuals who support medical advancements and revolutionary efforts at Children’s. This year’s recently concluded campaign combined âvirtualâ fundraising components developed during the pandemic alongside Dairy Cares’ traditional in-person Garden Party.
âBasically, we ran two campaigns,â Ostrom said, adding, âWhether they gave via their smartphone, laptop or in person, the generosity of our donors continues to surprise and inspire us.
Those interested in supporting Children’s Wisconsin can still participate if they have a smartphone or laptop.
- Text DAIRY to 76278 or visit milk.givesmart.com
- Select the option “Make a donation” on the home page or in the menu
- Select or enter the donation / payment amount
- Complete the user profile when prompted by the system
In 2018, Children’s launched the Dairy Cares of Wisconsin Simulation Lab at its flagship Milwaukee hospital. The facility provides hands-on training to the next generation of health care providers. They can safely practice for a variety of emergencies in the multi-faceted educational space.
âOn behalf of the Children’s Wisconsin family, we are so grateful to Dairy Cares of Wisconsin and their incredible community of supporters,â said Christine Baranoucky, vice president of engagement and stewardship for the Children’s Wisconsin Foundation. âYour dedication to the mission and vision of Children’s Wisconsin has had a tremendous impact on our ability to provide critical care to children when they need us most. “