Kenosha WI, (April 1, 2023) Shalom Center was honored during the United Way of Kenosha County kick-off of their 100 Years, 100 Volunteers: A Day of Service on Saturday, April 1 at the KTEC campus. Receiving the 2023 Spirit of Caring Award, the Shalom Center was recognized for “living” the spirit of United Way of Kenosha County during the annual fundraising campaign and throughout the year as a nonprofit partner. Tamara Coleman, Executive Director of the Shalom Center accepted the award.
Volunteers from across Kenosha County came together in celebration of United Way’s 100th anniversary of mobilizing the caring power of our community. The day began with a celebration and recognition of current volunteers while bringing awareness to volunteer opportunities in our area. Afterward, volunteers travelled to a United Way Community Investment partner agency to complete a service project. Shalom Center hosted a group of eleven volunteers that worked diligently to help clean and organize the Soup Kitchen and Family Shelter Kitchen.
“I am proud to help the United Way of Kenosha County celebrate 100 years of service and equally proud to see the Shalom Center receive this award,” said Steve Hartfield, Shalom Center board member and UWKC volunteer.
About the Center: Shalom Center is a 501(c)3 in Kenosha County serving as the only homeless shelter, largest food pantry, and longest running nightly meal program. Shalom Center is a community resource that provides housing, food, guidance, and support to individuals and families in need across our community. Our mission is simple: serve the community through food, shelter and supportive ways. We believe that this mission will help realize a greater vision: self-sufficiency by maximizing the potential of people we serve. https://www.shalomcenter.org/