Client Newsletter | 0ctober 2020
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Happy Fall, y'all! It continues to be a unique time for everyone with virtual school, wearing masks, sanitizing, staying home more, job loss, financial hardship, missing loved ones, and wondering when we will all be back together again.
 
"Community is about doing something together that makes belonging matter” (Brian Solis). At Neighborhood Connection we hope that all of you know that you are part of our community and that you feel a deep sense of belonging. We do not know when all of this will be over, but we know we are in this together. There has been a tremendous burden on so many during this pandemic and we are so proud of the amazing community we have at Neighborhood Connection. Neighbors helping neighbors, isn't that what it’s all about?! Take some time to come to the store this month to shop for winter items, connect with others, and know that you belong to something bigger that truly matters!
VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
Voting time is upon us as the election in November is fast approaching. It is so important for your voice to be heard. Here is information on how to register to vote:



The Corner Store is bursting with blankets, socks and winter gear!

If you are looking for some warm fleece blankets or quilts; new socks for the family; or hats, mittens and scarves, come shop the Corner Store! We will also continue to have Fall and Christmas holiday decor downstairs in the Student Room and Board room for you to shop and create a festive spirit in your home.
Key Reminders about COVID Policies

We want to remind everyone about a few things from our COVID Policy:
  • Please, if you have a cough or are not feeling well, do not come to the store.
  • Wear a mask the entire time you are in the store. Make sure it is covering your nose and mouth completely.
  • Please do not bring your children to the store, as we are allowing only one person per household at this time. If you have any questions, please contact Stacey.
If you are not able to abide by these policies, you will kindly be asked to leave the store. This is so we can ensure the health and safety of everyone per the guidelines from the CDC Public Health Madison & Dane County.

If you need additional information on this, please review it here.
Shopping Dates and Times for October
  • Monday, October 5 | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
  • Friday, October 9 (Senior Shopping) | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 13 | 4:00 – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 21 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 29 | 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 October 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: ABCDE 10:00 AM/4:00 PM; FGHIJ 10:30 AM/4:30 PM; KLMN 11:00 AM/5:00 PM; OPQR 11:30 AM/5:30 PM; STUV 12:00 PM/6:00 PM; WXYZ 12:30 PM/6:30 PM.
*If these times don’t work for you and you need to shop outside of the designated shopping days, please set up an appointment time to shop with Stacey. Thank you! 
Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th-October 15th. During National Hispanic Heritage Month, the U.S. government celebrates the countless contributions of more than 60 million Hispanic Americans to our culture and society. Hispanic Americans are the largest minority group in the United States today, and generations of Hispanic Americans have consistently helped make our country strong and prosperous.

Hispanic Heritage Luncheon with La Movida Radio
October 11, 11:30am-1:00pm - Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Dr.
You are invited to attend the 9th Annual Hispanic Heritage Luncheon hosted by La Movida Radio 1480AM/94.5FM. Registration starts at 11 a.m., the program/lunch starts at 12 p.m. and will be done by 1 p.m. This is a free luncheon and award ceremony.  If you would like to attend click here and fill out the registration form for an accurate count of attendees and food preference/restrictions. Deadline to register is October 1. 

Additional Local Hispanic Heritage Month Activities
For information about Hispanic Heritage Month and activities in and around Madison, visit:


Community Resources

Waiting List Open for Mainstream Housing Vouchers

Emergency Housing

Are you looking for emergency housing to avoid homelessness? Salvation Army Dane County has some great programs. The Tenant Resource Center also has some great programs to support you in rental assistance and other housing needs .

Community Events in Waunakee
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.