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!

Mel’s Charities Sponsors Chris Herren Presentation  – December 1

Chris Herren was an All-American basketball star, broke scoring records and realized his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA before losing his career and almost his family to the disease of addiction. Alcohol and drug-free since 2008, Chris has spoken to over one million students nationwide. He will visit Ozaukee County high schools December 1 and 2 to share his story with the goal of making a positive difference in the lives of others. He’ll also speak at a public presentation December 1 at the Grafton High School auditorium.

We are grateful Chris is available to speak at four local high schools, as well a free community event open to the public at the Grafton High School auditorium, 6:30-8:00PM, December 1. Community organizations dealing with substance use disorders and wellness will also be on hand. We expect to fill the 850-seat venue, so we encourage you to visit givebutter.com/MelsCharities-ChrisHerren to reserve seats.

We’d like to thank Bank Five Nine, Ozaukee County Department of Human Services, Debbie Kobiske, and the Tyler Buczek family for supporting Chris’s visit to Ozaukee County.

For more information about Chris Herren and his vision click here or visit www.herrentalks.com.

View more details about this event here.

UPCOMING SIGNATURE EVENTS

BC’s 8-PIN TAP
May 13-14, 2022

MEL’S RIVER RUN
May 28, 2022

 

MELAPALOOZA
July 15-16, 2022

MEL’S PIG SCRAMBLE GOLF OUTING
July 18, 2022

MEL’S BAGS 4 BUCZEK
September 17, 2022

MEL’S FUN RUN/WALK
Date TBD
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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 2020 Mel’s Charities provided grants totaling over $206,000 to Ozaukee County recipients. What began as a $350 gift in 1999 has now grown to over $1.4 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

Mel’s Charities celebrates 23 years of Great Times for Great Causes

CEDARBURG — Mel’s Charities celebrated its 23 years of Great Times for Great Causes with its annual pig roast held Sunday, Sept. 12 at Cedars III in Cedarburg. By far one of Mel’s Charities’ larger fundraising events, Mel’s Pig Roast featured an afternoon of food, fun and prizes.

Held in a 6,000-square-foot tent on the Cedars III grounds, pig roast guests were not only treated to food and drinks but also football and baseball on several big screen TVs.

First photo: Guests checked out their raffle ticket numbers hoping to win one of Mel’s famous raffle bags.

Second photo: Mel’s Charities ambassadors (l-r) Ross Rintelmann, Robert and Donald Kolenko and Aaron Gresch along with Tom Stanton, draw tickets from a bucket picking winners for prizes such as 50-yard line Packers tickets, a 70 inch big screen TV and a beer kegerator.

Last photo: Tom ‘Mel’ Stanton addresses the crowd thanking them for their support of the charity.

 

Photos by Mark Justesen/News Graphic

FACEBOOK FEED

18 hours ago
Mel's Charities

Wow! 750+ of our famous pulled pork sammy's were purchased today at Festivals of Cedarburg Strawberry Fest!
Thank you Chris Eden, Midwest BBQ Outreach and our fun lovin volunteers!
Best part, will be back at Port Washington State Bank tomorrow 11am-4pm serving up our famous Sammy's!
#melscharities
#strawberryfest
#cedarburgwi
#whatweraiseherestayshere
#gratefulthankfulblessed
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Wow! 750+ of our famous pulled pork sammys were purchased today at Festivals of Cedarburg Strawberry Fest!
Thank you Chris Eden, Midwest BBQ Outreach and our fun lovin volunteers! 
Best part, will be back at Port Washington State Bank tomorrow 11am-4pm serving up our famous Sammys!
#melscharities
#strawberryfest
#cedarburgwi 
#whatweraiseherestayshere
#gratefulthankfulblessed

Comment on Facebook

Chris Eden you are simply amazing! And we are so blessed with the most wonderful crew, Jan, Dave, Randy, Mary, Steve and our newest member, Julie! As well as our behind the scenes crew, Steve, Don and Ed...Thank you all so very much! #bestvolunteersever

Hope you had a GREAT DAY Tom Stanton

Thank you Midwest BBQ Outreach !

Comment on Facebook

Hope to get down there. It’s so good!!!

1 day ago
Mel's Charities

We are ready for you at Port Washington State Bank parking lot.
Festivals of Cedarburg Strawberry Fest has arrived! Saturday 11am-6pm. Sunday 11am-4pm we will be serving up our famous pulled pork sammy's for only $5! Includes a Olsen's Piggly Wiggly bottle of water!
#melscharities
#cedarburgwi
#strawberryfest
#bestmealdeal
#joinus
#whatweraiseherestayshere
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We are ready for you at Port Washington State Bank parking lot.
Festivals of Cedarburg Strawberry Fest has arrived! Saturday 11am-6pm. Sunday 11am-4pm we will be serving up our famous pulled pork sammys for only $5! Includes a Olsens Piggly Wiggly bottle of water!
#melscharities
#cedarburgwi
#strawberryfest
#bestmealdeal
#joinus
#whatweraiseherestayshere
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