West Allis Charities Inc. is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization with a 100 percent volunteer membership. Since 1964, we have provided financial, nutritional and household support for residents and the city of West Allis. TJ Meyers-Jansky is First Vice President-Marketing & Community Partner Director for West Allis Charities Inc. For more information about West Allis Charities, visit our web site.
West Allis Western Days Parade...West Allis Western Days Festival...two community staples, which due to lack of sponsor support and festival attendance, were forced to be cancelled and never return. Did you know the yearly parade costs were an estimated $30,000, yet it was free to attend? Did you know the festival was the largest, annual FUNDRAISER for the West Allis Charities, Inc.? If more people would have harnessed the concept the West Allis Western Days Festival existed as a fundraiser for the West Allis community instead of grumbling about the $5.00 admission cost, maybe these two events would be in existence today.
Did you know 100% of the proceeds (after expenses) from the festival went back into the community for literacy programs, education scholarships, living needs assistance, replenishing food pantries, increasing resident safety, and providing medical / vision / dental funds for children and elderly? Yes, we do all this and more with the funds we raise. How much of our expenses are for employee salaries? ZERO...we are a 100% volunteer organization. The reality is...how much do you care about your community and helping to better new / existing programs or the lives of others? We are an avenue for you to use to make your dollars work in and for your community.
The April 2009 newsletter for the City of West Allis had our newsletter in it on a yellow sheet of paper. Each resident should have received one. If you really want to get to know us and the good we provide the West Allis community, please read it. Our continued efforts to remain a financial resource require monetary contributions and volunteers to put in service hours at our hosted events. Our "family of volunteers" is motivated & dedicated to ensuring the city of West Allis never loses the "Gem in the Community" we call the West Allis Charities, Inc.
The summer will be filled with opportunities to join the Music By The Mile Planning Committee, to volunteer at hosted events like our monthly hot dog lunch at Majdecki Sentry, or to be part of an Advisory Committee, which keeps the Charities up to date with the needs of the city, its residents, & suggests fundraising ideas.
We are here for you...are you willing to be there for us?