JUNE 1, 2021—GILLETTE, WYOMING–Sixteen Campbell County community nonprofits invite the community to a Block Party at 5 pm on Wednesday, July 14 to help raise money for WyoGives. The nonprofits have a goal to raise $20,000 during the event to be split equally among them. A match of $5,000 has already been pledged by Kissack Water and Oil. Every nonprofit has their own goal to reach the day of the event; please contact them for more information.
The Block Party takes place at the Big Lost Meadery and Brewery parking lot at 105 Warren Avenue. Local country music performer Kellen Smith provides entertainment from 5-7 pm; those interested in the performance are encouraged to bring a chair. Entrance is free, but donations to nonprofits participating in WyoGives are encouraged. Food will be available to purchase from Ranch & Roost, which offers delicious, high quality smash burgers, fried chicken sandos, fresh cut fries and loaded tots. Big Lost and Ranch & Roost have pledged to give 10% of sales from that evening to the nonprofits for WyoGives.
WyoGives, an initiative of the Wyoming Nonprofit Network, is designed to bring the state together as one community to raise money and awareness for Wyoming’s nonprofits virtually at wyogives.org. This is the second year this online fundraising day has been hosted in the state. The event is held on GiveGab, an online fundraising platform where individuals can search and donate to nonprofits across the state. The platform also allows smaller nonprofits a chance to fundraise alongside more well-known organizations, broadening their reach to a larger audience to help raise more money.
Thanks to GiveGab, each nonprofit that participates in WyoGives can create a separate and customizable web page for secure donations the day of the event. Donors can also choose to cover the money processing fee of their contributions in the platform. GiveGab provides the Wyoming Nonprofit Network a way to thoroughly vet the charities that participate to ensure donations go to worthwhile causes and good stewards of funds.
Campbell County nonprofits participating in the WyoGives Block Party include:
- AVA Community Art Center enriches lives by creating the bridge between visual arts and our community. For more information, contact Quinn Goldhammer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 307.682.9133, or visit avacenter.org.
- Climb Wyoming’s mission is for low-income single mothers to discover self-sufficiency through career training and placement. For more information, contact Jenny Mashak at email@example.com or 307-685-0450, or visit climbwyoming.org.
- Council of Community Services offers meals every day through its soup kitchen, provides nutrition to families in need in Campbell County, Wyoming through the food pantry, puts a roof over people’s head in times of crisis, provides case managers to help people deal with health emergencies, and works to move families into permanent housing. For more information, contact Misty Lange at firstname.lastname@example.org or 307-686-2730, or visit ccsgillette.org.
- Edible Prairie Project works to get food grown by local farmers and ranchers in Campbell County into the hands of children and families that need it most to build a more fair, resilient, and sustainable community food system. For more information, contact Megan Taylor at email@example.com or 307-228-0044, or visit edibleprairieproject.org.
- Energy Capital Habitat for Humanity is an all volunteer-run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, building homes for low and mid-income working families in Campbell County. For more information, contact Brenda Kirk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 307-228-0024, or visit gillettehabitat.org.
- Fur Kids Foundation helps families with pets afford emergency veterinary care when they cannot afford it in Campbell County. For more information, contact Felicia Messimer at email@example.com or 307-363-1131, or visit furkidsfoundation.org.
- Gillette Abuse Refuge Foundation provides a comprehensive range of free and confidential services to meet the needs of all those affected by family and sexual violence. GARF also works to empower victims and the community through prevention, awareness, and education. For more information, contact Jessica Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 307-686-8076.
- The Gillette Chamber Singers are an adult community choir with members from all walks of life. Founded in 1986, the 40-member group has performed for local, regional and international audiences. For more information, contact email@example.com, or call 307-680-3026.
- Gillette College Foundation works to advance student success at Gillette College. For more information, contact Heidi Gross at firstname.lastname@example.org or 307-681-6400, or visit gillettecollegefoundation.org.
- Gillette Main Street provides economic and social opportunities by promoting and strengthening the viability and historic preservation of downtown Gillette. For more information, contact Jessica Seders at email@example.com or 307-689-8369, or visit gillettemainstreet.us.
- Gillette Reproductive Health provides quality reproductive healthcare on a sliding fee scale. For more information, contact Julie Price-Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org or 307- 682-8110, or visit gillettereproductivehealth.com.
- Northeast Wyoming Community Health Foundation (formerly the Campbell County Healthcare Foundation) provides funding to support local health-based programs and services such as financial assistance and resources to cancer patients and their families, hospitality services at Close to Home, free flu shots to kids, activities to the residents of The Legacy, financial assistance to Lifeline Emergency Response subscribers and scholarships to promote healthcare education. For more information, contact Nachelle McGrath at 307.257.7057 or email@example.com, or visit newcommunityhealth.org.
- Rockpile Museum Association supports, promotes and otherwise assists the Campbell County Rockpile Museum. For more information, please contact Lucas Fralick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 307-660-0729.
- Salvation Army provides emergency rent, utilities, food, medications and specialized clothing for new jobs. For more information please contact Jenny Hartung at Army@vcn.com or 307-682-6982, or visit westernusa.salvationarmy.org/gillette/.
- Women’s Resource Center of Northeast Wyoming is a non-profit medical clinic that offers free medical services and support to women facing unplanned pregnancies in Northeast Wyoming. For more information, contact Sawyer Poitra at email@example.com or 307-685-2211, or visit wypregnancyhelp.com.
- YES House Foundation provides funding for the programs, children and families, equipment, building and expansion needs of the Youth Emergency Services, Inc. to better serve the Gillette, Wyoming community. For more information, contact Mary Melaragno at MMelaragno@yeshouse.org or 307-686-0669, ext. 1009 or visit yeshousefoundation.org.