WHY Wednesdays - Kid Share

August 6, 2014

WHY KidShare?

To ensure every child has access to our JCC programming.

Every May, taste buds across Southeastern Wisconsin come alive as the JCC celebrates KidShare, the JCC’s biggest fundraising event of the year.  But how has KidShare impacted lives at the JCC?

Our mission at the JCC ensures that no one shall be denied any of the JCC’s vibrant social services because they lack funds. Over the last 7 years, KidShare has raised over $1,170,000 to help us meet this commitment. What do the proceeds of KidShare ensure for our community?

The proceeds ensure that the youngest of children (ages 6 weeks – K4) have access to our Gan Ami Early Childhood Education program at both locations, Whitefish Bay and Mequon.  

The proceeds ensure that our camp families are able to send their children grades K5 – 11th grade to JCC Summer Camps, at the JCC, at the Albert & Ann Deshur JCC Rainbow Day Camp in Fredonia, WI and at our residential camp, the Steve & Shari Sadek Family Camp Interlaken JCC in Eagle River, WI.

The proceeds ensure that children with working can will be transported to our after & before school program, Kids Center, which provides children with a safe, fun and nurturing place to go before or after school.

The proceeds ensure that children with special needs, across the Greater Milwaukee area, have access to our STARS and Shiluv programs so regardless of ability, all children have access to quality programs and education.