Blankets for Boys and Girls Club

The members of VeronaAid made six blankets to be taken to the Boys and Girls Club. Thanks to everyone that helped!

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Clothing Drive

The clothing drive was a huge success!  All donations will be taken to the boys and girls club next week. One of the juniors, Kathryn Porter, was in charge of this effort, and she did an amazing job!

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Junior Science and Engineering Night

Thursday, January 12th,  Verona’s Project Lead The Way will be hosting the annual Junior Science and Engineering Night. VeronaAid will have a booth set up. Please come and support! Doors open at 4:30. junior-science-and-engineering-night

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Verona Aid’s Winter Clothing Drive !!!

Were having a winter clothing drive to help impoverished children living in Dane County. You can drop off new or gently used items at Verona Area High School’s main office. There are also bins where you can drop clothing off at Glacier Edge, Core Knowledge and Country View.

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Backpacks for United Way

Today Verona Aid members filled several backpacks with supplies for United Way of Dane County. Backpacks and supplies came from the generous monetary donations we have received and the donations from the school wide backpack supply drive. Thank you to all who contributed!

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Student Voice: Valeria A. and Naima A.

We joined Verona Aid because we have a huge interest in helping people here and around the world.

“Coming from Somalia, I’ve seen people struggle and it just made me want to help those in need”. -Naima

“Being aware of what is going on around the world made me feel like it’s my responsibility to help and I feel that Verona Aid can help me do just that”. -Valeria

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Madison4Kids Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast

Our partners, Madison4Kids, will be hosting a Father’s Day pancake breakfast at the Conzemius Horse Farm on Sunday, June 19th, from 9am-12pm.

There will be various activities in which you and your family can participate, including:

  • Pancake breakfast
  • Pony rides
  • Pancake eating contest
  • Live music performed by “The Soggy Prairie Boys”
  • A kids fun zone (including a petting zoo and bouncy house)
  • Home Depot Kid’s Workshop
  • The Dayne Dash with Heisman trophy winner Ron Dayne
  • Playing catch with the Mallards
  • And so much more!

In addition, VeronaAid members will be present to assist with activities, as well as to spread our message and answer questions about our mission.

The Conzemius Horse Farm is located at 5927 Adams Rd., Fitchburg, WI. To get tickets, go to: m4k-pancakebreakfast.eventbrite.com

 

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Verona aid backpack supply drive

Starting Tuesday April 19, Verona aid will be holding a backpack supply drive competition at Verona Area High School. The list of supplies, which will be donated to United Way of Dane County, have all been given point values and the grade with the most points at the end of the two week drive wins!

Through this drive, we hope to spread the message of Verona aid within the high school as well as help fill backpacks to donate to the United Way to assist in their fight against poverty in Dane county.

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Visit From Congressman Mark Pocan

On Wednesday April 6, Congressman Mark Pocan came to talk with VeronaAid to hear our message and discuss our goals. He answered questions on the implications surrounding the Syrian civil war, the refugee crisis, and poverty in Dane County as well as suggestions on how to spread our message.

We are appreciative that he was able to take the time out of his busy schedule to talk to our organization and we are excited to see what congress will do to address the problems revolving around poverty in Dane County and the refugee crisis.Group Photo w Mark Pocan.JPG

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Representative Dianne Hesselbein’s visit

State Representative Dianne Hesselbein stopped by VAHS on March 9 and spoke with the students of VeronaAid. She shared the nature of her work and her admiration for the work that VeronaAid has been doing. Her message to all the students was that everyone can make a difference and that voting and running for office are some of the best ways to play an active part in our democracy. Her focus involves strengthening education for all and making the system more equitable.

Students asked her how VeronaAid can continue to grow. Some students shared how they hope their involvement with VeronaAid will contribute to their future goals of contributing to society, such as working for UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders, the Coast Guard, in nursing, and as an elected official.

We shared what we have done and what we plan to achieve. Rep. Hesselbein is very impressed with what has been done so far and the plans for growth. She said that she would help spread the message.

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