Waunakee Neighborhood Connection

A Wisconsin 501C(3) Charity Corporation


BuildingAStrongerCommunity2Resonating with Founder Genna Eaton as to why she started WNC 10 years ago, the video (Song – “That’s How You Change the World” by the Newsboys) below, was created by High School Senior and WNC Board Member Alec Helmke.  Check it out to see How you have (and can continue to) change the World (aka the greater Waunakee area)!


Laundry Soap & Diaper Drive is underway!


The annual WNC Laundry Soap and Diaper Drive has begun. It will run from September 20th – October 25th. Thanks to Karen Endres of Inspire 4 Fitness who hosted, for the 7th year in a row, the boot camp to kick off our annual WNC Laundry Soap/Diaper Drive!  It was held at the new WNC location!  The group, standing by our new sign, worked out for an hour utilizing laundry soap and playing rock, paper, scissors as part of our exercise!  It was a blast and a powerful workout…more than likely, Genna will not be able to move for a week!  This is a highlight for Karen and she appreciates the opportunity to participate in this method.  She’s already planning ahead for next year! Our GOAL is to collect 1000 bottles of laundry soap and 500 packages of size 5 or size 6 diapers!  Thank you to everyone who’s already contributed.

Accepting Donations at New Store

We are ready to take in your donations once again! Thank you for your patience and understanding as we worked diligently to get our new location organized and ready to accept your generous donations.  Please be sure to review the donation guidelines and the calendar for drop-off times prior to coming. Thank you!

Mailing Address vs. Physical Address

Please continue to send financial donations and any other correspondence to our mailing address at 215 S. Century Avenue #316, Waunakee, WI 53597. Thank you! Our new street address, which includes the WNC store and offices, is 208 S. Century Avenue, Waunakee. 

Capital Campaign – We did it!



Former UW Health Building on Century Ave.

Former UW Health Building on Century Ave.





Volunteer with WNC

You can reach out to your neighbors in need by helping out families in our free store on “shopping” days or just keep the store beautiful and well-stocked while working with our fun family of volunteers. We have many times and dates to choose from. Click the box below to help at the store on the dates and times that fit with your schedule and please forward this sign-up on to other friends and neighbors you think may be interested in joining us. At the WNC store, kids 10 and up are welcome to help too (14 and under should be accompanied by an adult)! Sign them up in the “youth volunteer” slots.

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