MORE THAN JUST A PIG ROAST

Mel’s Charities has donated $1 million to Ozaukee County causes in the past 20 years

WHAT WE RAISE STAYS HERE

100% of net proceeds from events is distributed in Ozaukee County

NEVER FORGET

Memorial Scholarships keep memories alive for generation

YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP

See the story of Mel’s Charities in this new documentary video

“Great Times for Great Causes”

What We Raise Here Stays Here…and We’re Just Getting Started!

Join Us for the 10th Annual Mel’s Charities Night Chinooks Baseball Game

Thursday, August 4, 2022 | Kapco Park

Join us to watch the Lakeshore Chinooks take on the Wisconsin Woodchucks. 

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Round Up 4 Mel’s

Wayne’s Drive-In in Cedarburg will be rounding up for Mel’s from May 1, 2022 – July 31, 2022.

Wayne’s Donates $2200 to Mel’s on “Wayne Day”

Wayne’s Drive-in donated $2200 to Mel’s Charities on May 10, 2022 from Round-Up totals and a percentage of sales for the day.

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UPCOMING SIGNATURE EVENTS

BC’s 8-PIN TAP
May 13-14, 2022
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MEL’S RIVER RUN
May 28, 2022
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MELAPALOOZA
July 15-16, 2022
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MEL’S PIG SCRAMBLE GOLF OUTING
July 18, 2022
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MEL’S BAGS 4 BUCZEK
September 17, 2022
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MEL’S FUN RUN/WALK
September 24, 2022
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MEL’S PIG ROAST
September 25, 2022
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OUR STORY

Mel’s Charities’ mission is to provide “Great Times for Great Causes,” supporting non-profit organizations in Ozaukee County, with a strong emphasis on special needs, memorial scholarships, and human service organizations.

Our goal has always been to help others while having fun. In 2021 Mel’s Charities provided grants totaling over $232,000 to Ozaukee County recipients. What began as a $350 gift in 1999 has now grown to over $1.6 million in total grants.

One hundred percent of the net proceeds from all events are donated back to the community.

    • Click here for more information about our mission and our continued growth.
    • We made the front page of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Click here for the whole story.
    • Click here to see the new documentary “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: The Story of Mel’s Charities.”

WHAT’S NEW

Join Us for Balance’s 30th Anniversary Gala Celebration

Thursday, May 19, 2022 | The Watermark at Shullys

5:30-6:30pm Cocktails and hors d’oerves
6:30 Dinner
7:00-8:00pm Program

  • Valet parking available
  • Business casual attire

Featuring WTMJ’s Carole Caine and the presentation of the Balance Spirt of Independence Awards to Craig and Sandy Modahl, Kapco Metal Stamping, Tom Stanton and Mel’s Charities.

The Watermark at Shully’s
146 Green Bay Road
Thiensville, WI 53092

Purchase tickets at  https://www.balanceinc.org/events/gala

 

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20 hours ago
Mel's Charities

In 2018 the Mary Jo DeFlorentiis family along with Mel's created the Katie-Can-Do Scholarship at Cedarburg High School. It's awarded to individuals who go above and beyond to impact individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Pictured on the left is Lizzy Balzinger, the first recipient and on the right Mary Jo's daughter, Katie. Each graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin this past weekend. To top it off, Lizzy was the commencement speaker! She is now heading to UW-Madison to pursue a Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
Congratulations to Lizzy & Katie!
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In 2018 the Mary Jo DeFlorentiis family along with Mels created the Katie-Can-Do Scholarship at Cedarburg High School. Its awarded to individuals who go above and beyond to impact individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Pictured on the left is Lizzy Balzinger, the first recipient and on the right Mary Jos daughter, Katie. Each graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin this past weekend. To top it off, Lizzy was the commencement speaker! She is now heading to UW-Madison to pursue a Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
Congratulations to Lizzy & Katie!

Comment on Facebook

It was awesome, Lizzy was the best speaker there! These two will continue to make our world a better place.

Love both these amazing young ladies. You two will do amazing things and change the world!!!Congratulations Lizzy and Katie!!

Awesome!! Congratulations to both of you!!!

Yay Katie and Lizzy! 🎉❤️

Congratulations 🎉❤️

Congratulations 🎉

This is fantastic!!

Love this!!

😍👏👏😍

congraulations lizzy and Katie Deflorentiis

That’s awesome!

Way to go Lizzy and Katie!

Awesome!

Spectacular!

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2 days ago
Mel's Charities

A big happy birthday to Donna Erickson! The owner and founder of From Scratch Catering. The offical caterer of Mel's!
Pictured with her great friend Ross and one of kind from scratch pancakes they make for those who participate in our run/walk. Sept. 24. Save the date! Enjoy your day Donna!
#fromscratchcatering
#melscharities
#communityengagement
#supportlocalbusiness
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A big happy birthday to Donna Erickson! The owner and founder of From Scratch Catering. The offical caterer of Mels!
Pictured with her great friend Ross and one of kind from scratch pancakes they make for those who participate in our run/walk. Sept. 24. Save the date! Enjoy your day Donna!
#fromscratchcatering
#melscharities 
#communityengagement 
#supportlocalbusiness

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Happy Birthday, Donna!! Hope you are having a fine day! Cheers! 🙂

Here's to you Donna! Have a wonderful birthday you deserve it!

Happy Birthday Donna with lots of love...enjoy your special day❣

Happy Birthday Sweet Sis!

Happy birthday my favorite cousin ❤️

Happy Birthday Donna!

🎈Happy birthday, Donna!🎈

Happy Birthday, Donna

Happy birthday Donna! 🎂😊!

Happiest of birthdays Donna

Happy Birthday, Donna!

Happy birthday Donna!!

Happy birthday young lady!!!!

Happy Birthday, Donna!

Happy Birthday Donna!!!

Happy birthday!!

Happy birthday Donna

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2 days ago
Mel's Charities

Your Monday Morning Pick Me Up...
#Andy
#melscharities
#ambassador
#impactinglives
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Your Monday Morning Pick Me Up...
#Andy
#melscharities
#ambassador 
#impactinglives

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A big Good Morning Smile to start the week😄😄😄😄😄

Good morning Andy!

Now that smile is one to certainly make the day better ❤️❤️

Good morning

Busted! Whatcha eatin'?!?

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