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The People Helping People Gala is attended by positive, passionate and motivated people who want to help SWCAP address the issues of poverty in SW Wisconsin. We honor those who help us carry out our anti-poverty mission. We celebrate our successes. And, we enjoy a fun and purposeful evening of music and food, while raising critical funds for a specific anti-poverty cause.
CHECK OUT 2017 GALA PHOTOS!
The Gala Promotes Our Anti-Poverty Mission.
Each year, we honor individuals and businesses who make a difference in the lives of those who struggle with poverty. This year, our awards are in two categories, Community Partner and Community Champion.
CHECK OUT PAST HONOREES
The Gala Honors Anti-Poverty Change-Makers.
For 2018, our Gala fundraising will focus on the need for recovery housing in our rural area. Too many people are struggling with addiction and have nowhere to turn for stable, substance-free housing after treatment and during recovery. Our gala fundraising goal is $50,000 to help establish two Oxford-model Recovery Homes to help individuals remain substance-free.
LEARN ABOUT OUR RECOVERY HOUSING INITIATIVE
We Raise Funds for a Selected Service Area.
Our 2017 Gala Sponsors
COMMUNITY ACTION AWARDS
PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE - SWCAP does not work alone to achieve its mission to eliminate the causes and conditions of poverty. We rely on many helping agencies, individuals, businesses and organizations. Each year, beginning with our 50th Anniversary in 2016, we recognize those who help further our anti-poverty mission. Nominations are made by SWCAP staff and board members, with selection by the SWCAP Executive Director and Operations Director. Self-nominations are not accepted.
COMMUNITY PARTNER AWARD - SWCAP honors one individual (not a SWCAP volunteer), business or organization from each of our five counties who has:
COMMUNITY CHAMPION AWARD - SWCAP honors one SWCAP volunteer from each of our five counties who has:
Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.