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Giving Back to Community

Attic Angel Association, the fund-raising and volunteer arm of Attic Angel Community, awarded more than $160,000 in grants to eight area nonprofit organizations that support child literacy.

Each year, the 500-member Association conducts three community-wide signature fund-raising sales to support the Association’s good works, a long list of which dates back to 1889. Proceeds from the Attic Sale, Classic Clothing Sale, and the Holidays Galore & More Sale all go toward that fiscal year’s outreach focus. In 2016-17, the focus was to expand reading, home visitation and parental involvement programs for children ages 3 to kindergarten.

Grant recipients for 2016-17 are as follows:

  • CHILDREN'S SOCIETY OF WISCONSIN, d/b/a Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services - KinderReady Program - $29,570
  • COMMUNITY COORDINATED CHILD CARE INC. - Parenting Resources on the Road program - $32,670
  • FRIENDS OF THE UW ODYSSEY PROJECT, INC. - Odyssey Jumpstart Program - $18,683
  • GOODMAN COMMUNITY CENTER - At-Home Literacy and Social-Emotional Learning for Early Childhood - $15,000
  • ONE CITY EARLY LEARNING CENTERS - Purchase of Creative Curriculum - $31,025
  • PREVENT BLINDNESS WISCONSIN in collaboration with Dane County Head Start - Your Amazing Eyes Program - $12,000
  • ROAD HOME - Student Enrichment Initiative - $20,000
  • THE UNIVERSITY LEAGUE INC. - Wisconsin Bookworms - Dane County program - $1,500

Attic Angel Association began in 1889, when two sisters earned the nickname “attic angels” by descending from their attic with armloads of goods to share with children less fortunate. Today, more than 500 members join their ranks to serve both children and seniors – perhaps most notably in retirement living options and health care known as Attic Angel Place and the Attic Angel Prairie Point neighborhood.

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