Member Organization Spotlight 

The mission of Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative (MHVI) is to find homeless and at-risk veterans and provide the services they need to reach and maintain their highest level of independence.

MHVI does this by providing furniture and household items along with clothing and food to veterans leaving the VA and CVI programs and moving into their first apartments. They also do early morning outreach to find homeless vets where they sleep, and at daytime shelters, like Repairers of the Breach, and help them qualify for benefits and health care, find housing, provide clothing, transportation and other needs.

MHVI runs an emergency food pantry for veterans in short-term crises who cannot access other sources.In the last six years MHVI has helped more than 1,300 homeless and at-risk veterans.

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Workplace Partner Spotlight 

UW Credit Union's compassionate spirit motivates it to look for ways to positively impact the communities in which it lives and serves. The company believes in giving back and doing its part to make a difference-whether it's through Community Shares' workplace giving, supporting financial literacy programs or sponsoring events and programs in its campus communities. It is also focused on charitable causes which meet basic human needs like accessibility to healthcare, food and housing. For UW Credit Union, humanity counts most.

UW Credit Union is a growing federally insured financial cooperative serving the University of Wisconsin communities. It is among the nation's leading credit unions with assets totaling $1.9 billion. 456 employees serve the needs of nearly 200,000 members, and there are five locations in the Milwaukee area. UW Credit Union strives to improve the financial lives of people by putting members' best interests first.

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Upcoming Events 

Campaign Victory Party

December 12th, 2014

We are excited to announce that local singer-songwriter band Honest Monday will be performing for our upcoming Campaign Victory Party! Come and celebrate the end of the campaign with Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee at Shank Hall for some live, local music! Buy your tickets here!

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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.

2014 Thank You Video

Watch our new thank you video featuring member groups Urban Ecology Center, Growing Power, Journey House, League of Women Voters, Cream City Foundation, Groundwork Milwaukee, HAWS, Riverkeeper, Wisconsin Humane Society, and Hope House.

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