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#GIVINGTUESDAY IS A WORLDWIDE DAY OF GIVING

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been driven by individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Since its founding in 2012, millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.

After three days for celebrating great deals – Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday – #GivingTuesday is a day for giving back. In dozens of towns, cities, and regions of the state people are embracing this day as an opportunity to raise money for local nonprofits, churches, schools, and groups like the Lions Club and Rotary; run food and clothing drives; teach children about philanthropy; encourage acts of kindness; collaborate with their neighbors; and celebrate generosity.

If you’d like to participate in #GivingTuesday, you can do so by…..

Northwest Passage is one of many organizations participating in #GivingTuesday. “We are happy to be participating in this global effort alongside many wonderful nonprofits in our community. Here in northwestern Wisconsin, we have a strong culture of supporting one another and serving the groups we’re passionate about. Nonprofits impact not only the people they serve, but the community as a whole.” Julie Hall, Development and Communications Director.

“Organizations like ours need the support of donors in order to continue to provide innovative care while under the constraints of state budgets,” said Mark Elliott, Executive Director of Northwest Passage. “We have seen countless examples of the power of donor support to impact the lives of the kids we serve.”

“Giving is a powerful reminder of our shared humanity, and the willingness of so many to participate and elevate giving is reason for celebration – even with lots of work still to be done,” says #GivingTuesday headquarters.

Those who are interested in joining #GivingTuesday’s initiative to help raise funds for Northwest Passage can visit http://nwpltd.org/donate/.

16th Annual Golf Scramble

Northwest Passage held its 16th annual Passage Golf Scramble at the Frederic Golf Course. It was a huge success with dozens of community members and organizations stepping up to support the organization devoted to healing children for nearly 40 years. Over $22,000 was raised to support both current and past residents on their road to recovery and as they demonstrate success both during treatment, through therapeutic programming opportunities, and after, though the Alumni Award Fund.

For more information about Northwest Passage call 715-327-4402 or visit us at nwpltd.org.

Resources: Photos courtesy of Dillon Vibes

New Wellness Center

Northwest Passage is celebrating its increased capacity for serving children and families at its Frederic location this week with an Open House. The Prairieview and Assessment programs have gained a new Wellness Center, complete with a gym and both an outdoor and indoor classroom, and Prairieview added a new unit. The event will be held Thursday, August 24 from 3:30 – 5:30 pm at the new Wellness Center at 201 United Way in Frederic.

Situated at the south edge of town, Northwest Passage operates two mental health residential treatment programs serving youth struggling with mental illness ages 6-17. Ellen Race says of the programs, “treatment deals with everything from their physical and mental health, academics, and fun. Adding a facility like the Wellness Center provides greater quality of care, rain or shine.” As a part of the Wellness Center expansion, Northwest Passage has committed to providing an immersive, environmentally themed, project-based educational curriculum.

The students will work with a number of pollinator friendly projects throughout the year. They will work to assist Northwest Passage in the restoration of a portion of its land to native prairie grasses through multiple projects such as the St. Croix Master Watershed Stewards rain garden initiative and the National Park Service’s Pollinator Pledge. They will work directly with pollinators through service at Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation’s pollinator lab, by tending to their own beehive. They will also grow pollinator dependent fruits and vegetables in their own gardens thanks to St. Croix Valley Foundations support and make pollinator friendly art projects – all of which will be on display at Thursday’s open house.

Tours will also be given of the newest unit at Prairieview. “We’re excited to be showing off our new unit in our Prairieview program,” says executive director Mark Elliott. “There is a dramatic shortage of residential mental health services in the state and all over the county. This expansion does a small part in reaching that need. It allows us to pursue our mission with even more kids.”

Northwest Passage would like to thank the St. Croix Valley Foundation as a number of these projects received funding from the SCVF and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.

For more details about the event, please visit our events page at nwpltd.org/events. To RSVP please call us at 715-327-4402 or visit our Facebook page.

Resources: Photos courtesy of Dillon Vibes

 

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