Mel’s Charities supports Ozaukee Nonprofit Center

From left to right are Ryan Hammetter, ONC Board Member; Jonah Turner, ONC Board Member; Tom Stanton, Mel’s Charities, Executive Director; Julie Pahnke, ONC Board Member; and Michael Weber, ONC Board Member.

Mel’s Charities awarded the Ozaukee Nonprofit Center $20,000 to put toward a collaborative grant to help support the human service partner agencies located on the ONC campus.

By providing overhead resources, the Ozaukee Nonprofit Center is a partner in sustainability for their partner agencies. The ONC’s mission of sustaining nonprofits for a better community is focused on ensuring their agencies resources can be used to deliver more services to people and less on utilities, technology and rent.

To help put agencies dollars directly to their own mission and services, Mel’s Charities has granted this year’s dollars to the ONC to support two months of rent for the following agencies: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ozaukee, Habitat for Humanity, Ozaukee Nonprofit Center, Advocates of Ozaukee, Interfaith Caregivers of Ozaukee, Mr. Bobs Under the Bridge and Sirona Recovery.

“We believe two month’s rent will help our human service partner agencies focus on what matters — enriching lives,” said ONC Executive Director Carissa Barnes. “Dollars regularly spent by these agencies on rent can now go directly in offering an array of educational and enriching services for clients from birth to senior, including aging and disability services.”

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