Every year the Miss Ruby Team uses our December Staff Meeting as a way to give back to the community. This year, we focused on giving back to three different organizations that are making a huge, positive impact in the Milwaukee community.
Take a look below at each charity and learn how you can give back too!
Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative
MHVT's mission is to help homeless and at-risk veterans maintain their highest levels of independence. Since 2008, they have helped more than 3,000 veterans and their families in southeastern Wisconsin obtain benefits, housing, healthcare, and other necessities.
Jimmy, Sara, Lisa, Christy, and Britani went out to purchase items that would aid this organization's shelters & meal-sites, both of which help MHVT in their continued mission.
The Walkers Point Youth & Family Center
The mission of the Walkers Point Youth & Family Center is to meet the needs of homeless, runaway, or other troubled youth in the Milwaukee area. They offer shelter, counseling, and other services which help young people solve their problems and strengthen family relationships.
Sadee, Hillary, Braylee, and Morgan were on a team that donated household items that most members of this program are completely without. Simple items such as pillows, bedding, and blankets are a critical resources for members of this program.
PEARLS for Teen Girls
PEARLS is a leadership and development program serving Middle School and High School aged girls in Milwaukee. They empower these girls to live out the PEARLS values: Personal responsibility, Empathy, Awareness, Respect, Leadership, and Support.
Erin, Pauline, Meg, Adrianna, and Kylie all set out to gather items that will help these teen girls navigate academic and professional paths. Items such as paper, pasteboard, and journals will help these amazing girls express their creativity.
Every year, our team looks forward to helping donate items to Milwaukee charities. After our shopping trips, we got together to share what each team purchased. By then end of the night, the boutique was filled with items for donation!
We are always so happy to give back to the Milwaukee community and can't wait for our next opportunity.
To learn more about Miss Ruby Boutique's Volunteer Efforts