Lunch Box Fever is a summer “meals on wheels” program for kids. From June thru August, on Monday –Thursday volunteers cooked, and delivered food to an average of 70 kids per day. These are kids that might not otherwise had a meal. 2016 over 3600 meals were provided.
Thousand Hearts Serve Day - Every May in our community nearly 400 people take a day to serve our community. Some of the projects include clean up, providing basic necessities like haircuts, dentist vouchers, health fair, opportunity to give blood, food drives, and senior lawn clean up and more. May 20th is the date for 2017.
In January of 2012 the RiverWorks Thrift Store opened. All proceeds go back into the community through RiverWorks programming. Also when there is a need we donate as we can to families in need. We provide caps, gloves, coats. We have given away furniture, bedding, and clothes to people who needed them.
In 2010 we began with the RiverWorks Food Shelf – and today continue to serve 130-150 families a month in our community. Most of our food is purchased from Second Harvest and we rely on the donations of individuals, business, churches, and foundations to help us continue the mission.In 2016 we fed 4,837 mouths.
Community Gatherings - One important aspect of RiverWorks is helping people connect in our community. During the year we participate or sponsor events like Movie in the Park, Music in the Park, National Night Out, and our biggest event is Crow River Christmas. These events that are free and if there is a cost for concessions or meals it is never above $2.00. The intent is to make this affordable to all families
Future Programs Initiative - RiverWorks is always watching to see what needs in our community are going unmet. To do this we survey community leaders to work together on finding the gaps in helping our community thrive. Currently we are working on a couple of ideas. One involves bringing hope to the youth of our community, and the other is about developing adults that have been unemployed for a length of time find meaning work.
The 2017 Masonic RiverWorks Fundraiser
In 2015 our community raised $26,041.00
In 2016 it was $ 27,670.00
WHAT WILL 2017 BE?
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Community Helping Community through our many programs.