Closed Monday 8/11 and Tuesday 8/12 in Honor of Bob Ziegler

We are so sad to hear of the recent passing of Robert (Bob) Ziegler, WNC’s Volunteer Building Project Manager. WNC will be closed on Monday, August 11th, and Tuesday, August 12th, in his honor. Thank you for your understanding, as well as your prayers and well wishes for Bob’s family and friends.

Fill the Bus Campaign is Underway!

You’ll see the little yellow school bus parked around town once again, ready to be filled up with school supplies! Help us Fill the Bus with much-needed new school supplies for more than 200 students in our community. The items in shortest supply, and therefore most needed, are listed below (also in need of colored pencils).

We’re also looking for volunteers to help move, organize and distribute the supplies that are collected. Sign up here. Thank you for helping to make the school year a little smoother for our students.

fill the bus



Mourning the Loss of Two Incredible Volunteers

It is with a very heavy heart that we mourn the loss of two WNC volunteers.  Services were held July 26th for Virginia Gravel. Virginia lived her life serving others and that included giving of herself at the age of 80 to coordinate the placement of hundreds of books at the new WNC building to ensure that all who visited were able to find that perfect reading material when they shopped. She enlisted the assistance of many, grew a team of dedicated helpers and then beautifully displayed the books for all to read and enjoy. Virginia’s team is honoring her dedication and her drive through the continuation of her efforts and many will reap the benefits for years to come. Thank you, Virginia, and thank you to Karen and Sue for stepping up to fill those shoes! Our thoughts and prayers are with Virginia’s family during this time of remembrance. What a wonderful legacy she leaves to us all!

We also lost our friend Cindy Anhalt on July 26th. Whether it was adopting a family at Christmas time with her 1st grade students, supporting WNC at Scoopie Night by eating dinner out with her husband Mike, helping wrap children’s gifts with her daughters, Emily and Caroline, volunteering at the WNC Store side by side with other Waunakee teachers, or delivering a Spring Cleaning Bucket or Christmas meal, Cindy was always ready to help those in need! She believed in WNC’s mission and reached out to go above and beyond more often than not. She inspired and inspired and when the odds were against her, she inspired some more. Thank you for touching so many parts of WNC and our families. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike, the girls and their family during this most difficult time. May you find comfort knowing the joy your Cindy brought to so many!

Cindy and Mike Anhalt

Now 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

What Can You Do To Help?
Click here for the complete story and why we are raising funds.  

Or watch this quick video about our journey and matching funds (now ended) 


Former UW Health Building on Century Ave.

Former UW Health Building on Century Ave.

Give a financial donation:

Use the Donation Button to the Left


• Fill out our WNC Capital Campaign Pledge Form (Click to download) and send it to:

215 S. Century #316
Waunakee, WI 53597


• Become a recurring donor by giving a specified amount monthly, quarterly, or yearly.
• Secure a matching gift at work.
• Transfer a gift of stock.
• Consider a planned gift or a legacy gift.
• Make an in-kind donation.

Things you can do to get involved:

• Hosting a WNC Capital Campaign event with your friends and neighbors.
• Organizing a WNC Capital Campaign event for your service group, professional or civic organization, church, or place of employment.
• Inviting a WNC representative to speak to your group.
• Helping out at a WNC Capital Campaign event.
• Volunteering your time with the WNC Capital Campaign.



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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