How to Get Involved with a Charitable Cause in Milwaukee

Giving Back and Getting Involved: How to Get Involved with a Charitable Cause in Milwaukee

Tis the season of giving thanks and giving back! Get involved with a charitable organization this giving season and see how you can benefit from doing so, because getting involved with a non-profit means so much more than just supporting their mission. Volunteering your time is a great way to immerse yourself in your community and meet new people you might not meet elsewhere, all while making a difference together. 

How non-profit SHARP Literacy raises over $335,000 for local at-risk Milwaukee elementary school students education and how you too can get involved with non-profits this season

SHARP Literacy hosted its 18th annual ‘A Novel Event’, their biggest fundraising event on Monday, November 18 at the Pfister Hotel with over 630 guests in attendance helping support their cause. The local Milwaukee non-profit that partners with educators to foster a love of learning through STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) education in elementary schools in Milwaukee, Racine, and Waukesha. 

A Novel Event raise the paddle

Generous guests in attendance of A Novel Event raising their paddles to support SHARP schools and students.

A Novel Event welcomed a diverse audience with many known Milwaukeeans from civic, business, and political backgrounds who all share the drive to support a worthy cause. Major Milwaukee sports personalities were also in attendance, including Alex Lasry of the Milwaukee Bucks, who received a SHARP’s Edge award at the event, and Craig Counsell of the Milwaukee Brewers as the keynote speaker. Counsell donated his time at the event to share the importance of literacy in elementary-aged kids, which drove the audience to understand the need for programs like SHARP.

Craig Counsell

Craig Counsell, Keynote Speaker speaking the importance of teaching literacy in elementary schools at A Novel Event.

With the help of the SHARP staff, board, sponsors, volunteers, and guests in attendance, the event quickly became SHARP’s most successful fundraiser to date. Invested Milwaukeeans came together to raise over $335,000 which will go directly to 42 partner schools.  

SHARP Literacy isn’t the only non-profit in Milwaukee with a great mission to support. Visit to see what non-profits and charitable causes you believe in and how you can get involved. 

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