ZCare is committed to making a difference in our community. Along with our friends at Mattress Outlet La Crosse, we provide support to our friends and neighbors in a number of ways and we couldn't do it without you. Thanks for your partnership in improving the lives of those in need.
To submit a request for assistance or share benefit details, email ZCare@z933.com.
ZCARE - UPCOMING EVENTS
6:30pm - 8:30pm
2pm - 10pm
2pm - 7pm
Free tax preparation and assistance for individuals and married couples making less than $66,000 in 2017.
When: 3:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 1
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Saturdays, March 17 and April 7
Where: Business Education Center, 405 8th Street, La Crosse
How: Call Consumer Credit Counseling Services at 608-784-8380 to set up an appointment. Walk-ins welcome but not guaranteed.
Tax assistance can be provided one-to-one where a volunteer will prepare your 2017 tax return or clients can use MyFreeTaxes.com to file for free on their own at a computer and a volunteer assister will be present to answer questions.
What to bring with you?
- Photo ID
- Social Security cards for you, your spouse, and dependents
- Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers
- All Forms 1095, Health Insurance Statements
- Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received
- A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
- Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check
- Rent certificate (if applicable)
- Financial Education Events
- Tax Help at the La Crosse Public Library
- Free Credit Reports
- La Crosse County Human Services Resources Guide
Want to volunteer?
This service is a community collaboration brought to you by MyFreeTaxes.com, Consumer Credit Counseling Service, Coulee Bank, Great Rivers United Way, Marine Credit Union, $MART La Crosse, and Western Technical College Community Engagement.
Glitter Athletics is a Competitive All-Star Cheerleading program for girls and boys ages 5-18. They teach jumps, stunting, cheer motions, tumbling, and dance. They also offer tumble classes, camps, and private tumbling lessons throughout the year. This year, they're headed to compete at Nationals in Orlando! They held a fundraiser this past weekend hosted by Z93's Andy! Zcare made a donation to Glitter Athletics to help send them all the way to nationals. For more info on Glitter Athletics, CLICK HERE
Check out some pictures from their performance:
The Onalaska Jaycees made a generous donation to Z93 and The Christmas Wishline! We decided to take that donation and spread it to a few agencies in our community that are able to help more people that are facing hardships in ways that we cannot. Here's who we donated to and how you can help, too:
Hetti Brown - Executive Director
Nick Ragner - Public Relations & Development Director
Ann Kappauf - Executive Director
Mark Schimpf - Coordinator
The Salvation Army is still looking for volunteers for their Red Kettle Campaign and their Christmas Boutique on Copeland Ave! Alex Riley, their Volunteer Coordinator, stopped in this morning to chat with the Morning Buzz about their need and how you can help. If you're interesting in volunteering you can call Alex at 608-782-6126 or register online HERE
We are so honored to be able to make this donation to the Norma J. Vinger Center for Breast Care at Gundersen Health System.
The $2,500.00 donation is composed of a portion of the ticket sales from our Divafest event and a matched donation from Z93's ZCare Foundation thanks to our sponsors, G.E.C.U. and Mattress Outlet La Crosse.
1950S CHRISTMAS DISPLAY AT HISTORY ROOM IN SPARTA
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – of the 1950s – at the Monroe County Local History Room in Sparta. Starting Monday, November 13th, visitors can time travel to the not-so-distant past by viewing the History Room’s special Christmas display, “A 1950s Christmas.” This retro holiday display recreates what Christmas morning might have looked like sixty years ago, from the classic toys under the tree to the linoleum flooring under the toys. Bask in the nostalgia as you view dozens of the most popular playthings of the 1950s on display right in front of your eyes. Time travel through television as you watch 60-year-old commercials on a 1953 TV. Get goosepimply as you page through Christmas catalogs from six decades ago. Bring the whole family and see what Christmas morning was like in the 1950s.
The museum display, “A 1950s Christmas,” runs from November 13th through January 13th. The public is invited to a special open house on Monday, November 13th from 6:30-8pm. Enjoy a sneak preview of the display as well as sweet holiday treats. The Monroe County Local History Room is located at 200 West Main Street, Sparta. Regular museum hours are Monday-Saturday, 9-4:30. The History Room will also be open until 8pm on November 24-25, December 1-2, and December 8-9. For more information call 608-269-8680 or visit Facebook.com/MCLHR. Admission is free.
Here's a note from Rotary iFeed:
For additional information, head to the iFeed website
Dahl Automotive, in both La Crosse and Onalaska, is promoting a “Fill the Truck” food drive during their “SAVE BIG BUCKS SALES EVENT”. From November 1-November 18, both locations will accept non-perishable food items and cash donations to help feed their neighbors in need.
Five generations of the Dahl family have influenced the automobile industry for over 100 years. Dahl Automotive is the eighth oldest Ford dealer in the nation under continuous family ownership. This has been made possible through years of guest loyalty, which stems from a constant focus on the guest's complete satisfaction with our products and services.
“Dahl has been part of this community for five generations and we’re proud to be able to help an organization that is so instrumental in serving our community,” said Tyler Dahl, VP Strategic Initiatives, Dahl Automotive La Crosse, WI.
The Hunger Task Force, La Crosse’s only FREE and LOCAL Food Bank collects food throughout the region and distributes to local food programs. It currently serves over 95 meal sites and food pantries in La Crosse, Vernon, Trempealeau, Monroe, and Houston Counties. In 2016, 1.4 million pounds of food were recovered through donations and food drives for free distribution to its network of partner food pantries and community meal sites in our area.
For more information, contact:
Shelly Fortner, Executive Director
Hunger Task Force of La Crosse
VP Strategic Initiatives
Z93 and Zcare to help support the Coulee Region’s iFeed Drive
La Crosse, WI: Z93 is holding a food drive to support iFeed this Wednesday morning, November 1! We will be collecting non-perishable food items with the Hunger Task Force from 6:30-9am at the Sunfish on Hwy 35 in Onalaska. Mid-West Family Broadcasting is encouraging the community to drop off goods that morning to help iFeed feed those in need.
More information on iFeed:
The 3rd Annual iFeed will be held on Saturday, November 4, from 8am to Noon at Logan High School, in La Crosse, Wis.
iFeed is a one-day event that works to alleviate hunger in the world and in our own communities. It is organized by seven area high school Interact Clubs and their Rotarian advisers. Interact is the high school equivalent of Rotary that focuses on teaching servant leadership.
iFeed has two parts: Part 1 involves packing 75,000+ dried meals in assembly line-fashion. These meals have been shipped to communities in Nicaragua for the past two years. Part 2 involves collecting non-perishable food items in the weeks leading up to iFeed and then bringing the collections to Logan High on the day of the event. The food items will then be counted, sorted and trucked to the Hunger Task Force where the food will be distributed to area food banks. The Interact students are asking the local communities to support them by bringing non-perishable food items to iFeed on November 4.
Also, iFeed has found a way to get 21,000 dried meals to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico! So those meals will be shipped to San Juan where they are still dealing with the terrible effects of Hurricane Maria! The remaining meals will be sent to Nicaragua.
For additional information, head to the iFeed website
Irving Pertzsch Elementary has adopted Hopkins Elementary in Texas to help with Hurricane Releif!
You can drop off any school supplies, gently used children's clothing (ages 4-11 - no tears, holes, stains, etc.), books, or funds at Irving Pertzsch now through Oct. 20th. Fastenal is shipping all of the items down to Texas for us! If you can't make it to Ona, they may just send donations to Irving Pertzsch Elementary, c/o Sarah Frie, 524 Main Street, Onalaska, WI 54650.