As we head into a brand new year, I’d like to share our growth as a Wisconsin charity for the past year. 2018 was a year of change. We gained many dynamic and passionate Board of Directors which helped bring new insights and ideas to our mission and vision. We joined forces with a new music festival, Rock the Harbor, and made important community connections during that weekend. And our wonderful and talented friends Well Known Strangers, with the sweet opening act Haley Klinkhammer, hosted a benefit concert for us. It was a year of hard work for a charity run completely by volunteers.
The best part, we were able to give out $18,000 in 2018! This gives us a grand total of $30,000 since we’ve been able to give out money starting in the spring of 2017! We have helped over 40 families throughout Wisconsin to pay their everyday living expenses while they fight cancer. We could not do it without your support and we thank everyone who donates, volunteers and supports our efforts every day.
We are anticipating an even more exciting 2019 for Team KossFF. We are currently working on our annual themed spring art event, Out All Night. This 1950”s themed event will be held on Saturday May 18th at Route 20 and feature music by Brett and the Dandy’s. Watch for more information soon! We will also be holding our annual Bowl-A-Thon in the fall. Many other events are still in the works and when they are finalized we will share the details.
Thank you all, once again, for another successful year in helping us with our mission. We receive many more applications than we can possibly fund each month. Our team has the incredibly difficult, and heartbreaking, job of selecting recipients. Help us make their job easier by continuing to support us with your donations. Our 2019 goal is $24,000 in financial support. Join us in meeting that goal!