I was a stranger and you invited me in..."  -Matthew 25:35 NIV
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Haven't gotten your Summer Raffle ticket yet?
Come see us at the following locations:

Last Chance to get your lucky ticket

Oct 7 & 8 - Cranberry Fest
Eagle River

or stop at Frederick Place
to get your tickets.
Drawing at Cranberry
Fest Oct 8 @ 2 pm

by Tammy Modic
To be a volunteer, it takes...

Generosity, a willingness to give your time to others
Understanding, because their lives might be very different from your own
Empathy, an ability to put yourself in someone else's shoes and feel what they must feel
Compassion, to truly care about making someone else's life better
Patience, because the process doesn't always go as smoothly as it might
Dedication, to stick with the project and see it through
You've shown these qualities and so much more, so thank you for all that you do.
– Unknown Author

The word volunteer is like liquid gold to my ears. NATH/Frederick Place has been blessed with so many volunteers. Some have given an hour of their time, while others have given 1,000’s of hours to help support those they sometimes never meet. Often, we never know all the ways people are volunteering to help us. Their work is done in their homes, their churches, their place of employment and then given to us in the form of a donation.

A volunteer may take the form of a taxi driver, a chef, a listening ear, or a doorman, but these are necessary to make NATH / Frederick Place a smooth operation.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer in any way, maybe even a way we haven’t thought of, please contact us at 715-369-9777.

Thanks for the Difference You've Made
Because of you...
Someone will have enough to eat tonight.
Someone will have decent clothes to wear.
Someone will have shelter.
Someone will receive medical care.
Someone will learn the skills they need to survive and succeed.
Someone knows there's at least one person in this world who cares.
This world is a better place because you volunteered, and we thank you for it.

Unknown Author
Annual NATH Packer Party
Soup for Shelter
Faces of NATH
by Susan Statezny
Today I had the good fortune to spend some time with my informal therapist and original Fred Family member, Jodi. Ironically, a resident who called Frederick Place during our first summer was in the same establishment. He recognized and remembered both of us, which attests to the positive impact we’ve had on so many. My visit with Jodi stirred up a lot of memories from our years together. It also made me realize that I have never done a piece on the three part-time Fred Family members. If it weren’t for them, the rest of us would be living zombies suffering from sleep deprivation, and it is about time they were recognized in this space for all they bring to Frederick Place.

Anna Detienne joined the Fred Family in July of 2015, but she has been a part of my family since her birth in 1994. Anna is my daughter, my “Bruce Bud,” and my “Mini Me.” When she started we tried keeping our relationship on the professional level. She wanted me to treat her as I would my other coworkers. I obliged by arriving late to relieve her shortly after she began her career at Frederick Place. When she complained, I explained that I rarely arrive right on time for my other coworkers, and she wanted me to treat her like our coworkers. If looks could kill. . . More often than not, residents quickly figure out we share DNA because we are so much alike in mannerisms, looks, and sense of humor. As the youngest staff member, Anna has a different frame of reference from the aging gracefully, fifty something staff. She is very insightful, and more than once I’ve had a resident needing to talk say, “I’ll wait until Anna is here again.” Anna can also relate to being in trouble with the law, single parenthood, and knows a thing or two about alcoholism thanks to yours truly. When she isn’t working, she is busy raising and trying to keep up with my 18 month old granddaughter, Stevie Lynn. I am obviously biased, but she is an amazing young lady and mom to her “Mini Me.”

Jamie Pollock joined the family in December of 2015, but she has been part of Tammy D.’s family since she came to live with Tammy and Jerry as a foster child at the age of 15. Jamie has called Tammy, “Mom” since the day they met, and still does today. Jamie is paying forward the love she was given, as she and her husband Josh are raising her cousin’s son along with their three year old daughter. Jamie’s experiences as a foster child and foster mom allow her a unique perspective on issues some of our residents face. Once you meet Jamie you can almost see the heart she wears on her sleeve. Many residents gravitate toward her when they need to talk. She has ears that seem to never get tired and will listen to anyone, resident or staff, for as long as they wish to talk. Jamie’s one fault is that she says she is sorry way too often. I should know because she has told me that I say I’m sorry too often. I do believe we have both said we are sorry for saying we are sorry. The only negative aspect of working with Jamie is that I do not get to see her as often as I’d like to.

Anna Mae joined the family in February of 2017, but Tammy D has called Anna Mae her sister for over 21 years. They met when Tammy had an in-home daycare, and Anna Mae needed day care for her six month old son. In Tammy’s words, “From day one we connected on a heart-to-heart level and fast became sisters by choice.”

Anna Mae also works as a CNA in St. Mary’s Hospital Emergency Room. Her knowledge has quickly become an invaluable resource for both staff and residents. I have not worked in health care for well over seven years and truly appreciate Anna Mae’s up-to-date and diverse knowledge. I also love having someone to swap war stories with, and find I am leaving work a little later than I usually do when Anna Mae relieves me. I could chat with her for hours. We also appreciate the fact that Anna Mae prefers to be busy. There’s nothing she won’t do. She is always asking what she can do and treats no task as menial. Anna Mae is one of those people you just instantly like, and it shows in the way residents interact with her. Thanks to her own life experiences she is able to relate to and offer insight to residents facing similar circumstances. In her free time…let me rephrase that…when she isn’t working at Frederick Place, she is working her seven day stretch in the Emergency Room. Between the two jobs she still finds the time to be a very hands-on and devoted mom to her four kids.

Being a shift manager isn’t always easy. There are carefree days filled with laughter and inside jokes, and then there are days when we feel like we are taking a stroll through Springsteen’s “Badlands.” Although the dynamic is ever changing and no two days are alike, there is one constant; I am grateful for the amazing ladies I work with, and I hope we can continue on as a family for a long time comin’.


On September 28 and 29, a group of volunteers came and painted our new storage unit.

Thank you to all who assisted in this project.
On Saturday, September 23, a group of 8 volunteers from Nativity of our Lord Parish came to refresh our house office and hallway. They also provided lunch for the residents and joined us for the delicious meal.

Many thanks goes out to the whole group for their time and efforts in keeping Frederick Place a warm, inviting place.
Ways you can become a NATH Partner and donate 

A New Way
to Donate
We’ve joined the Buzz Points network! Buzz Points has partnered with Ripco Credit Union or Park City Credit Union to give their cardholders a free rewards program.
 Here’s how it works:

Ripco Credit Union
Park City Credit Union

Cardholders earn points for every dollar they spend using their enrolled debit or credit card.
When enough points are accrued, they can be redeemed for rewards to local or national  businesses. Points can also be redeemed as a monetary donation to local charities on the Buzz Point network.
If you’re a cardholder of either establishment, it’s now easier than ever to donate to a local cause. When your ready to redeem your points, our organization will be listed in the Buzz Points online and mobile Rewards Directory. Please consider donating in this manner to NATH.
If you debit or credit card is not registered go to  https://www.buzzpoints.com/
 Partner with NATH by
shopping FlipGive
and many more.
Shop and earn cash back. Do your everyday shopping with hundreds of great brands and earn cash back for your organization on every purchase! 
We earn even more when you share this program with your friends and family. When they shop, their purchases will earn us additional cash back.
Click on the link to start helping now.  www.flipgive.com/teams/87888-nath

Some of the sites that you can shop from thru this site are:

Walmart - Target - Disney Store - Under Armor - Nike - Toms - JCPenny Apple - Best Western - Bed Bath & Beyond - Schwans - Verizon  
Thrivent Making a Difference
Are you a member of Thrivent?

Apply for your Thrivent action Team to assist NATH.

Go to Thrievent.com/action team to get started. Here are some questions you may see when applying. What is the need you and your volunteer team want to tackle? How will your volunteer team spread generosity in your community? When will your project take place? How will you use your $250 seed money to make a bigger impact?

Once you submit your application, it’s typically review within a few days. When you project is approved, you will get to customize a hand packed Thrivent action kit based on what your team needs, including promotional banner, Live Generously T-shirts, step by step guides, invitations, thank you notes and a $250 Community Impact Card to use as seed money to get your project off the ground.

Some of the ways you could help NATH/Frederick Place, would be as a sponsor for Summer Raffle, Anniversary Benefit, Harvest Hoedown, Soup for Shelters, Golf Scramble or by preparing a meal or two for the house residents. Any contributions are greatly appreciated.

Amazon Smile
What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at  smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as  Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly  one million organizations to support.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to  smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to  smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
NATH Wish List
Meal Partners
for September
Each month many partners in the community donate meals to Frederick Place. This month NATH and Frederick Place thank the following groups.   

  •  First Congregational United Church of Christ - Rhinelander
  • Church of Christ–Hope Center
  • Human Service Center 
  • Billie Jo-Bobbie Jo
  • Carol McDonough
  • Pastor John, and Rita, Bill & Joan Green Pioneer Lake Lutheran Church - Conover
  • Printpack
  • Ministry Health Care part of Ascension
  • Nancy / St Kunegunda/St Theresa's
  • Nicolet National Bank
  • Nativity Parish Nurses
  • Pat Montessori School
  • Rhinelander Café and Pub
  • The Table–St. Augustine Episcopal Church-Rhinelander
  • Trinity Evangelical Lutheran 
Church - Rhinelander
Open Meal Dates
Be a Partner of NATH
1000 give a $100
Pledge NOW!
Join us to fill the house above. Each brick represents 10 partners that have pledged $100 a year for the next 3 years. Our goal is to reach 1000 partners. Watch each month as the bricks are added and the different ways that your $100 can make a difference at NATH.

If you would like to partner with NATH please fill out the pledge card below and drop it off at Frederick Place or mail it to NATH PO box 913, Rhinelander, WI 54501.

Your $100 will  allow the gas bill to be paid for 1 month which heats both the water and the house