April Reading Buddies

Teachers rock! Hands and hearts were busy as we spent our final Reading Buddies of the school year recognizing the fabulous educators at Thurston Woods Campus. The "littles" and their "bigs" created more than 50 (!!!) personally designed floral arrangements and wrapped "blooming" cookies for their Teacher Appreciation Day.

Extra special thanks to Stacy Roller for the fabulous cookies and tags and to Trader Joe's Glendale for their generous flower donation! We are grateful for our families and continued community support to show that KIDS CAN DO THIS! We love building a happier, stronger metro Milwaukee community!

Life Navigators Mission

Toodlers and Kids on a Mission volunteered with Life Navigators this past Tuesday at the Admirals Game.  Life Navigators is an organization helping to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental and related disabilities, their families and the community through information, education, advocacy and life planning services.  Our families helped with ticket check in, name tags and helping individuals find their seats.  Then our families joined the group for the game!  It was such a fun night for all!

Easter Bag Pack

38 Families, 20 Bags and 1 Mission….On Friday April 5th, we partnered up with Once Upon a Preschool for our third annual Easter Food Bag Pack.  This year, we achieved our goal of putting together TWENTY Easter Food Bags, which is truly amazing!  On April 15th, Bayshore Lutheran Church will deliver all of the bags to families of their sister church, Hephatha Lutheran, in 53206. 

Many thanks to families of the preschool and families from Toddler’s and Kids on A Mission who helped us reach our food donation goal!

A special thank you to Teresa Freding from Once Upon A Preschool for her passion and dedication in teaching our children, big and small, that their little hands and big hearts have the capability of making a difference in our community!

Life Navigators Winter Celebration

Toddlers and Kids on a Mission volunteered with Life Navigators for their winter celebration at the Oak Creek Community Center.  Life Navigators is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with developmental and related disabilities and their families.  Our families helped with the raffle table and had the honor of calling out the winners for all the prizes. We were also able to spend time getting to know many of the participants and their families during the event.  The evening was topped off with an amazing special performance by the Milwaukee Ballet for all to enjoy!

Fisher House Mission

Cold winds may blow, but hearts and stomachs are full at Milwaukee's Fisher House! Many thanks to the Women's Employee Resource Group of Northwestern Mutual for your meal contribution to families supporting their veterans at the Zablocki VA Medical Center. We love connecting families and organizations with volunteer opportunities to contribute to our greater community! Thank you, Annie Turim, for your leadership and guidance during this mission!

Pack a Snack for the Boys and Girls Club

Toddlers and Kids on a mission helped to support the Boys and Girls Club that serves an average of 5,000 youth every day throughout the greater Milwaukee area.  Their mission is to provide safety and support during critical hours of the day as well as meals, strong role models, organized athletics and access to the arts. Our families worked together last Saturday morning decorating 180 snack bags and then packing them full of healthy snacks.  The snack bags are distributed to children in the Boys and Girls Club who miss the dinner in their after-school program or may not eat when they arrive home.

Street Angel Lunch Pack

So proud of our little ones who became part of the Street Angels Community! Their hands made 25 lunches and sweet notecards to share with our homeless neighbors. Thank you for sharing your big hearts, and extra special thanks to Bridget McMahon and her husband for leading us on this mission! We are excited for the next one!!

Holiday Cookie Baking

Tummies are a little fuller! Hearts are a little happier! All because of the sweet cookie donations from our little ones 🎄 102 dozen delivered just in time for the holidays!! Our friends at three local agencies - Bayview Community Center, The Cathedral Center and Meta House - all graciously welcomed our treats (and many handmade cards) to share with their families. We are especially thankful to Alison Resch for your dedication to leading this mission! Thanks to all of you for your generosity and love. 

Trick or Treat at St John's on the Lake

"You know, so much has changed in the last 50 years but the one thing that remains the same is the sound of children laughing". -A resident friend of ours...

On Halloween our 5th annual Trick or Treat event took place at Saint John's on the Lake. Each year we go back on October 31st to trick or treat with the residents and staff and celebrate another year of volunteer! This year we celebrated 4 years as an organization and the amazing partnership we have with Saint John's, we are reminded that our children can do great things!