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Member Organization Spotlight 


The Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, or HAWS for short, was established in 1965 as a private, non-profit animal welfare organization. We provide food, shelter and veterinary care for thousands of unwanted, abandoned and stray animals every year, with the goal of finding each one a permanent, loving home.


Our mission statement: HAWS leads the community in animal welfare and assures sanctuary for animals in need, is further facilitated by an active humane education program and provides both wildlife rescue and animal control services for several Waukesha County municipalities.  We are committed to the community and provide other programs benefiting it such as Project Guardian- for outdoor cats, mobile adoption programs, behavior services including training classes, consultations and MOD Squad rehabilitation for resident dogs.




Workplace Partner Spotlight 

Aurora Health Care


This workplace partner is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. As Wisconsin's most comprehensive health care provider and the state's largest private employer, Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, 159 clinics, 70 pharmacies and 30,000 amazing Caregivers.


Aurora strives to be an integral part of the communities it serves. Aurora's long-standing community partnerships with faith communities, free clinics, veterans groups, mental health agencies, and other community-based organizations have provided access to increasing numbers of people of all ages who need preventive, primary and specialty care. Our caregivers also support other community quality of life efforts that include humane societies, environmental groups, and others.


Each year, Aurora provides - without charge - a variety of services in communities throughout eastern Wisconsin. In 2013 alone, Aurora provided more than $405 million in charitable community support.


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Champions For Change


To all of our sponsors, honoree’s and guests who attended our 25th Anniversary Champions for Change Event. » Read more

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2014 Campaign Video

Check out our new campaign video spotlighting member organizations such as Milwaukee Habitat For Humanity, Victory Gardens Initiative, Groundwork Milwaukee, Growing Power, Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative, and Repairers of the Breach.

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