CONNEXUS CREDIT UNION GIVES BACK TO WAUSAU AREA ORGANIZATIONS
For the Wausau Times
Wausau, Wis. – Connexus Credit Union’s philanthropic program, Connexus Cares, is proud to announce donations to four Wausau-area organizations for a combined total of $72,500.
To support the strategic giving area of shelters and transitional living support, Connexus Cares granted $20,000 to the Salvation Army of Wausau, $20,000 to The Women’s Community, and $7,500 to The Open Door of Marathon County. In addition, $20,000 was donated to Big Brother Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin to support at-risk youth—another strategic giving area for Connexus Cares.
The Salvation Army of Wausau supports community members by providing basic needs support through programs like the Transitional Living Center, case management, rental assistance, food pantry, and a carry-out lunch program. The Women’s Community is dedicated to providing specialized services and resources to people in central Wisconsin affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking. Free services include a confidential shelter, access to food and clothing, counseling services, domestic violence and sexual abuse advocacy, sexual assault victim services, and more. The Open Door of Marathon County offers temporary help to current and newly released inmates, clothing, and a safe place to connect with resources available to them. Additionally, they provide Life Skills and Job Readiness Training classes. Donations to these organizations have been designated to the area of greatest need.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin has been serving at-risk youth in our community since 1976 by matching children with a positive role model and supporting the emotional, social, academic, and behavioral needs of children ages six through fourteen. They currently serve Marathon County, Abbotsford, and the Merrill area. The donation has been designated to the area of greatest need.