Persons with Disabilities

Donell & Becky Lauters. The reason this all started.

Not just ”special needs.” Special people.


In 1999, we passed the hat to help a family of a Special Olympian. This simple act of charity has blossomed into nearly $2 million in donations, much of it to individuals with intellectual or physical disabilities, and to organizations that support them.

As we prepare for the opening of Northern Gateway,  in Saukville, our commitment will grow from financial support into a place to live, a place to work, a place to play and place to belong for all people.

Our PIGments for a Cause program encourages persons with disabilities to express their creativity through various art projects. To learn more email


Tom Gall, Ross and Andy at CITGO SuperSales

Cedarburg High School volunteers at Mels’ Magic Moments Dance 2023

Mel’s Day at Concordia University to support Special Olympics