|The Challengers, with special guest appearance by Santa Claus.|
Monday, December 17, 2012
The Challengers’ annual holiday toy and art supply drive was a success. Through a donation box set up at Blush and an in-person appearance by The Watchman, Blackbird, and Night Vision at Brewed Cafe, the team collected donations. that benefits the Gingerbread House (in West Bend) and Meta House (here in Riverwest). It was a rainy and cold day, but they stuck it out and collected donations of toys, art supplies, and cash. All together, they ended up getting a couple boxes worth of donations- good work, guys!
Online fundraising (all monetary funds will be used to buy more toys and art supplies) will remain open until Friday, December 21 here: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/6Om35
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Author's note: This is the third holiday season that I've helped out (mainly with press and e-mails) The Challengers- a local Milwaukee group of RLSH. Each year they try to gather donations of toys and art supplies to donate to two charities. We had a good success with it in 2010. 2011 was a little disappointing, but we're hoping 2012 will be the strongest year yet. All the info for this year's event is below. Happy holidays!
|Photo by Lacy Landre|
LOCAL “REAL LIFE SUPER HEROES” ON A CHRISTMAS CHARITY MISSION
Superheroes to appear in person December 15 at Brewed Cafe
-December 5, 2012
Milwaukee’s team of “Real Life Super Heroes”-- The Challengers-- are once again working on their annual Christmas charity mission. Like the last two holiday seasons, they’ll be making an in-person appearance to collect toys and art supplies for two great local charities.
The Gingerbread House is a charity in West Bend that collects toys for low income families that need help buying gifts. Meta House, in Milwaukee, is a rehabilitation center for women and their families that has a need for toys and art supplies for their art therapy programs.
The Challengers are using their time and flashy appearance to help attract attention for these charities and collect donations for them. Monetary donations will be used to buy more supplies to donate.
This year, there are multiple ways you can get a donation to The Challengers:
In person: The Challengers will be making an in-person appearance at Brewed Cafe (1208 E. Brady Street) on Saturday, December 15, from 11-4. They will be accepting donations of toys, art supplies, and cash. This is a great chance to meet the “Real Life Super Heroes” in person and help them out with their cause.
There is also a donation box set up at Blush Beauty Boutique (249 N. Water Street) from now until December 15th where donations can be dropped off anytime during business hours (Mon: 11-5, Tu-Sat: 10-6).
In addition, there is a page set up on Fundrazr where you can donate money online: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/6Om35