Client Newsletter ~ July 2020
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Happy July! We recognize that the past months have been difficult for many and the last month, in particular, left some families feeling shaken by the events that have been taking place in our community and nation. Our vision at Neighborhood Connection is to create a thriving community where all are valued, and we sincerely hope that’s the culture you experience when you enter our building and access the programs we offer to best support all of you. The diversity each of you bring to the Neighborhood Connection family, and Waunakee as a community, makes it a special and culturally rich place to live. We are here for you and we sincerely hope you feel less alone and a little stronger knowing that.

We have some fun things during the month of July in the free store and some engaging activities in the community too!
July is Bedding Month in the Corner Store!

We will have comforters, pillows, mattress toppers, sheets, and other bedding items available for you to choose from this month. The generous donations from Bed, Bath and Beyond have made this fun give away in July possible. If you are looking to replace old pillows, are in need of a new comforter, or have a mattress that could use a soft topper, come on in to check these items out!
Re-Opening Guidelines and Procedures

We’ll be following the phased re-opening schedule as recommended by Dane County’s plan. We’ll notify clients and the community of our movement into each phase via our Facebook page, website, and/or email and text messages. If you need additional information on this, please review it here.
Shopping Dates and Times for July

  • Monday, July 6 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Friday, July 10 – Senior Shopping | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 14 | 4:00 – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 22| 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, July 30 | 4:00 - 7:00 PM
 
For shopping, please adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Anyone coming into the building must wear a mask.
  • Please only send one person from your household for shopping, if possible.
  • We will only allow five clients in the building at one time. Please wait in your car or outside on the sidewalk until you are asked to enter.
  • NOTE that we have changed the order of shopping in July to allow different families to have earlier access to the store. To facilitate social distancing, please come to shopping based on the first letter of your last name: W-Z 10:00 AM/4:00 PM; S-V 10:30 AM/4:30 PM; O-R 11:00 AM/5:00 PM; K-N 11:30 AM/5:30 PM; F-J 12:00 PM/6:00 PM; A-E 12:30 PM/6:30 PM. If these times don’t work for a client, please request a different time from Stacey.
Waunakee Community
Equity and Inclusion Survey

Please participate in this important survey about your experiences in the Waunakee community. The purpose of this study is to gather information from all residents in Waunakee to help identify local perceptions related to equity and inclusion.
Neighbor to Neighbor
Family Crisis Program

If your family is experiencing a short-term, unexpected crisis , the Neighbor-to-Neighbor program can provide extra support and resources as you adjust to new circumstances. Through the Neighbor-to-Neighbor fund, we may be able to help cover some of the immediate expenses you may have.

We realize that during this time many of you may be out of work and this could create a short-term financial crisis for you. Perhaps you need help to buy groceries, pay utilities, pay rent or other necessary bills; this fund is designed to assist with those needs in this difficult financial climate. If you are interested in applying for this program, click on the link to fill out an application . If you have questions about this program, please contact Stacey or Lisa.
Community Resources

  •  Are you in need of home repairs? The Dane County Home Rehabilitation Program in accepting applications. Eligible repairs may include roofing, siding, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, safety concerns, and accessibility modifications. The home must be fully code-compliant at the completion of renovations done through DCRP.Click here for the income guidelines:Condos and mobile homes on leased land are not eligible. (For more information or an interview, contact Wyolanda Singleton at 246-3737 ext. 2200 or wyolandas@projecthomewi.org)

  • If you are looking for energy assistance information, Food Share information, or are an undocumented immigrant looking for emergency medical care, please take a look at the information that was listed in the June newsletter. https://conta.cc/2M3URp9
Community Events in Waunakee

Building Connections
So You Want to Talk About Race Book Discussion
Thursday, July 23 | 6:30-8:00 PM
Video conference via Zoom
 
Please join us for a virtual discussion of the book So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. Click here for more information: https://conta.cc/2NmFYiq
Waunakee Farmers Market

Every Wednesday, ​June 3 - October 28 | 3pm-6pm
Waun-A-Bowl/Rocky Rococo Parking Lot, 301 S. Century Ave. 

The Waunakee Area Farmers' Market makes it easy to enjoy farm fresh, locally produced, delicious goodness throughout the growing season. With a goal of promoting a healthy lifestyle for our community, we bring vendors together who provide a wide variety of fresh, quality produce, homemade goods and handmade products. New seasonal selections available every week. The Market is an outlet for local growers to sell their goods, connect with the community and preserve Wisconsin's unique agricultural heritage. 
Storytime LIVE

The Waunakee Public Library has Storytime LIVE Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:45am! Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and more!
There will be streaming of the live videos straight from the library's Facebook page. To get notified when we start streaming, make sure you Like or Follow our Facebook page !
 
Some story time videos will also be uploaded to the library YouTube page to be watched at your convenience.
New Client Registration

Anyone interested in registering to receive Waunakee Neighborhood Connection's services can contact Stacey Dudley, client and volunteeer services manager, at sdudley@waunakeenc.com or (608) 849-5740 to set up an appointment.