We are lifting up our community partners! Local groups, organizations, worksites, schools and community members do so much to create healthier environments and to establish important programs and initiatives for all who live, work, learn and play in our communities. Each month we will feature a different community partner to let you know about the work that is being done.
The Fort Atkinson Club Community Center (FACCC) has been happy to work with Fort Healthcare and Versiti Blood Centers in order to host monthly blood drives in our building. Once Fort HealthCare had to temporarily close their doors to community services like this due to the pandemic, the FACCC stepped up and was happy to help. “The blood drives have been very well-attended, and it feels good to have the building being used for something that very directly helps our community, ” says Jill Kessenich, Director.
Other community services and programs that they have been able to offer to the citizens of Fort and beyond is their seasonal FACTalk lecture series, which is always free, and has moved to a Zoom format. A wide-range of experts on many interesting topics are featured. The theme for the Spring 2021 season is “Finding Hope in a Crisis”. Fort HealthCare will be providing 2 of their 6 speakers, speaking on Mental Health and the latest on the COVID vaccines. FACCC also believes that the Arts are a critical aspect in happiness and health, and they offer a free, quarterly Chamber Concert to the community as well as make and take art kits, like the Holiday card-making kit (pictured below). To learn more about their programs, visit https://www.fortatkinsonclub.org/programs-events/
If you or someone you know would like to feature their worksite, organization or group, please email Traci, Tiffany or Katie at email@example.com.