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Community Support & Grantors

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December 2021

Platteville Community Fund
Carmen and Eva Beining

The Carmen and Eva Beining Fund donated $2,193 with the Platteville Community Fund to purchase an additional washer and dryer for the 6 to 8 individuals/families that reside at Family Advocates' shelter.

Thank you for your generosity!

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December 2021

Anytime Fitness
Supply Drive

Anytime Fitness held a supply drive to get the much needed items for the shelter such as paper towel, dish and laundry soap, toilet paper, etc.


December 2021

Dubuque Racing Association
Privacy Fence

The DRA partially funded a privacy fence surrounding the children's' playground equipment and the backyard of the shelter. This fencing will allow for additional privacy, safety and security for the children and families staying at our shelter.

The fence is scheduled to be erected in the Spring of 2022.

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December 2021

Scentsy Buddies

Four independent Scentsy agents collected donations and provided the shelter with over $6,500 worth of Scentsy Products to give to children and families for Christmas presents and any left over will be used for Easter and birthdays!

Thank you Kalyn Tranel, Mckenzie Pilling, Melissa Stochl and Sarah Taylor!

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December 22, 2021

Thrivent Financial
Holiday Meal Basekts

Tim Zauche at Thrivent Financial made this holiday season a little brighter for families in need by donating Holiday Meal Baskets with all the fixins' needed for a scrumptious dinner!

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December 21, 2021

Community First Bank
Platteville Optimists

Community First Bank in Platteville hosted our Family Advocates' Giving Tree for organizing and wrapping presents for local families from Grant, Iowa and Lafayette Counties.

Thank you to the Platteville Optimist Club for the volunteers to wrap!


December 20, 2021

Southwest Health
Family Advocates' Giving Tree

This year Southwest Health Center gave the proceeds from their holiday basket auction to Family Advocates Giving Tree that donated Christmas gifts to over 25 families that included over 100 individuals.

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December 15, 2021

Dodgeville School Clubs
Sock Drive

Did you know socks are the most needed item at shelters? Dodgeville High School Key Club and Dodgeville Middle School Builders Club know it!

Thank you to everyone who helped Dodgeville School District students collect a combined total of 1,717 pairs of socks for Family Advocates of Iowa County.

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December 13, 2021

Mound City Bank
Donation Drive

Mound City Bank in Platteville employees did an internal supply drive and also donated $100 to Family Advocates!

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December 7, 2021

Delta 3 Engineering
No-Shave November

Thank you Delta 3 Engineering, Inc. for your $500 donation.  Delta 3 employees did a no shave November to raise funds for Family Advocates. This year the ladies jumped in and did not shave their legs!

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December 7, 2021

Marine Credit Union
Winter Supply Drive

Thank you to Marine Credit Union who did a blanket, coat and snow pants supply drive for the children at our shelter.


November 2021

Hidden Valley Church
Diaper Drive

Hidden Valley Community Church congregational held a diaper drive to help supply the shelter with enough diapers to last 4 months!

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November 2021

SWTC Culinary Students
Thanksgiving Dinner

Thank you to Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Culinary students for making Thanksgiving Dinner for the residents at our shelter! 

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November 2021

Wisconsin Properties Realty
Thanksgiving Dinner

Wisconsin Properties Realty, LLC dropped off four complete meals for families at our tranisitional living homes to enjoy at Thanksgiving.

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November 2021

Mexican Cheese Producers
Turkey Turkey Turkey

Mexican Cheese Producers donated 38 turkeys to give to families in need for Thanksgiving dinner!

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October 25, 2021

UW-Platteville Athletics
Supply Drive

A big thanks to UW-Platteville Athletics who competed in a supply drive for the second time this year for the families at our shelter! This is beyond amazing!!!


October 24, 2021

Platteville Culver's
Tasty Treats

The Platteville Culvers donated frozen yogurt to those who reside at our shelter and for the staff.  Thank you for the tasty treat!

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October 2021

First Congregational UCC
Autumn Auction

The United Church of Christ in Platteville hosts an annual Autumn Auction and each year they donate a portion of the fundraiser to help victims and survivors at Family Advocates.  


July 2021

Fidelity Bank
Brat Sale

Fidelity Bank in Platteville donated all the proceeds from their brat sale on July 23rd to Family Advocates.  Thank you to Fidelity for their generosity $328!


June 23, 2021

R.W. Hoefer Foundation
Dupaco Community Credit Union

The Hoefer Foundation awarded Family Advocates with grant funds in order to supply families with beds and furniture.  These families often arrive at shelter with just a few personal items, but through the foundation's generosity, we can help fill their new homes with comfort.


June 11, 2021

MidWestOne Bank
Jeans Day

Thank you to the employees of MidWestOne Bank who raised funds for our shelter by donating to wear jeans to work!  

Together they raised over $250 for the children and families we serve at Family Advocates! Thank you MidWestOne!


June 7, 2021

Honkamp Krueger & Co
Jeans Day

Through the generosity of Honkamp Krueger's employees a donation to our shelter for $200 was raised through Jeans Day at work!

Thank you!


June 2021

Southwest Tech

Bags, bags and more bags of kids' sensory toys/games and adult personal hygiene items!  A huge thank you to Southwest Tech for these wonderful items!


May 28, 2021

Platteville Community Fund

The Platteville Community Fund granted our Youth Department $800 for our Summer Camp program.

This will allow us to purchase supplies, snacks and to pay field trip expenses for youth who have experienced a trauma in their homes.


May 24, 2021

Royal Neighbors of America 

The Royal Neighbors of America in Beetown are annual donors to our organization.  This spring, the group organized and put together hygiene bags for adults and children.


May 4, 2021

UW-Platteville Athletics

The UW-Platteville Athletics had a competition supply drive to see which team could collect the most donations for the shelter.  


UW-Platteville Football team did win the competition, but a big thank you to all teams involved in donating over $1,000 in supplies!


April 2021

Community Evangelical Free Church - Youth Group

The Youth Group collected and organized cleaning supplies for families to take to their new homes once leaving the shelter! 

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April 2021

Peace Lutheran Church

The Belmont Peace Lutheran Church gave an endowment payment of $500 to help with shelter operations and supplies needed for families. 

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March 2021

First Congregational Church of Christ

Fall Auction (Pasty Dinner)

Each year First Congregational Church of Christ organizes a Pasty Dinner and donates a portion of the funds to a charity.  In 2020, due to the pandemic, the dinner turned into an online auction to raise funds.  

The Church chose Family Advocates as a donation recipient of over $950!


March 2021

Platteville Optimist Club

Youth Summer Camp

The Optimist organization awarded Family Advocates with funding to help fund field trips and expenses for the Family Advocates Youth Camps in Grant, Iowa and Lafayette County.


January 2021

Platteville Thrift Store

The Platteville Thrift Shop continues to support Family Advocates with monthly monetary donations and vouchers for families in need to obtain clothing from the Thrift Shop.

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Photonic Cleaning Technologies

Throughout the pandemic, Photonic Cleaning has continually donated boxes of had sanitizer and cleaning products to help keep our staff and clients healthy and safe. Thank you for your generosity!

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Platteville Mission Sewing

The Platteville Mission Sewing group came in when we needed help the most.  When the pandemic hit, and throughout the year, mission sewing has donated masks to keep our staff and clients safe.  Thank you!


December 15, 2020

Kalyn Tranel, Sarah Gruel, Karly Timmerman, & Melissa Timmerman

Scentsy Consultants

These four ladies helped organize a community fundraiser to supply children with Scentsy Buddies as Christmas Gifts.  They donated over 150 Scentsy Buddies to our Platteville Giving Tree!  Scentsy Buddies are a multi-sensory experience.  Special needs children and adults often fall in love with Scentsy Buddies for just this reason.


November 24, 2020

Wisconsin Properties Realty and Platteville Main Street

Thanksgiving Dinner

Wisconsin Properties Realty enlisted help from the Platteville Main Street Association and together they provided Thanksgiving Dinner for the 20 people living at our shelter.

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October 29, 2020

Pioneer Ford

Pioneer Ford donated $1,000 this month! $500 was to kick start the Platteville Community Giving Tree project to help families in the area who have been impacted by the pandemic who may need help this holiday season. The remainder of the donation helped to keep the shelter stocked with pandemic cleaning and protective supplies.

Thank you Tim Boldt & Pioneer Ford!


December 15, 2019

R.W. Hoefer Foundation

Dupaco Community Credit Union

The Hoefer Foundation awarded Family Advocates with grant funds in order to supply families with household items including beds.  

These families have been in shelter and often have nothing to begin their new chapter in their new homes.  Through the foundation's generosity, we can help fill their homes with comfort.


December 13, 2019

Platteville Optimist Club

Teen Summit

The Optimist organization awarded Family Advocates with funding to help send young adults from Platteville schools to a Teen Summit from End Abuse Wisconsin.

Teens will explore ways to promote healthy relationships and prevent dating violence and sexual assault. The goal is to learn new strategies for successful prevention and education on teen issues. 

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December 1, 2019

Pioneer Lanes

In the month of October, Domestic Violence Awareness month, Pioneer Lanes donated a dollar from every breakfast buffet purchased.   Pioneer Lanes did this two Sundays in October promoting domestic violence awareness.

Thank you to Pioneer Lanes and their patrons for $485!


November 11, 2019

Theisen's Home Farm Auto

Theisen's Home Farm Auto continues their community support with the Theisen's family awarding non-profits over $300,000 in grants.

Theisen's awarded Family Advocates a grant to provide victims with emergency assistance for clothing at the hospital, new locks for their home, a cell phone, and other needs a victim or their family may have after a trauma.


October 1, 2019

VOCA Funding

The Victims of Crime Act continues to support and fund operations at Family Advocates with their yearly grant programs.


July 9, 2019

Q Casino

Customer Donation Boxes

Q Casino named Family Advocates as the recipient of the Second Quarter donations from their customers.

These funds will help with insulating our building with spray foam to help make our organization more sustainable by lower our energy needs.

Grant Awards

May 21, 2019

Providing Warmth

The Dubuque Racing Association (DRA) announced their grant awards on May 21, 2019.  The DRA awarded Family Advocates $3,000 to help with a portion of the cost to insulate our shelter keeping children and families safe while in our care.  Thank you for your support! 


May 19, 2019

Platteville Community Fund

Clarence Gribble Trust

The Platteville Community Fund recognized Family Advocates with a grant award from the Clarence Gribble Trust in the amount of $800 in support of our Summer Camp for Youth Clients.


May 6 , 2019

Elks Lodge Grant

The Platteville Elks Lodge awarded $1,000 for transportation and supply costs for our Grant County Summer Camp. Thank You!


May 1, 2019

Alliant Energy Foundation Awards Grant.

Alliant Energy announces funding of our Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault response.  This provides a change of clothing to victims whose clothing is used as evidence in a crime or to victims who need emergency shelter with us who need fresh clothing.Grant award $2,000!


April 30, 2019

Sedona Staffing holds non profit contest.

Sedona Staffing held a non profit contest to award the winner with $2,500.  Family Advocates received the most votes and won!


April 6, 2019

Farmhouse Annual Pancake Breakfast.

Every year Farmhouse Fraternity at UW-Platteville holds a Pancake Breakfast where a portion of the proceeds benefit the victims at Family Advocates.  Thank you Farmhouse!


April 5, 2019

Fidelity Bank Brat Sale

Fidelity Bank in Platteville donated all the proceeds from their brat sale on April 5th to Family Advocates.  Thank you to Fidelity for their generosity $455!

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March 16, 2019

High Vibe donates run proceeds to shelter.

High Vibe Fitness' owner, Jessica Redfearn donated a portion of annual St. Patrick's Day Run on March 16th proceeds to Family Advocates $800.  Thank you High Vibe!

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January 14, 2019

Elmer G. Biddick Grant funds warmth.

Family Advocates received partial grant funding from the Elmer G. Biddick Foundation in order to insulate the shelter to keep families warm.

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