For more information about Holiday giving and how you can get involved,
please check out our Holiday Giving Tool Kit.
It's easy to GET INVOLVED . . .
Eras Senior Network is excited to work with the community to fill up to 1,100 self-sufficiency gifts for seniors and adults with disabilities living on a fixed income. This is our highest number of recipients ever! Recipients living in Waukesha and Milwaukee counties must be current clients of Eras and have a demonstrated need for the gifts. Due to COVID-19, we are mailing all of our gifts in a holiday card and focusing on the most basic needs. While our wish list has fewer items, we aim to serve more than double the number of clients we served in 2019. Please help us give $50 in gift cards and postage stamps to each of our recipients.
Did you know that 15% of Waukesha County seniors and 17% of Milwaukee County seniors qualify for government-funded Family Care Services (healthcare and nutrition services are provided for them)? Many of the remaining 85% of the senior population in Waukesha County and 83% of senior population in Milwaukee County are at risk of malnutrition, homelessness, premature institutionalization, and inadequate healthcare due to increasing fees/taxes/premiums and lack of personal/family resources and needed transportation options. These seniors cannot afford to pay for private services and must rely on community services available at no cost. Waukesha County's rapidly growing and aging senior population requires ongoing, community-based, accessible and affordable care to assist in maintaining a safe level of independent living and avoiding government funding to subsidize nursing home care.
We hope you will consider supporting the 2020 Holiday Giving Program, especially in light of the growing needs of the seniors and adults with disabilities in our community.
Become a Sponsor
$500 to sponsor care packages for 5 seniors
Marketing Benefits: Company logo and sponsor listing on
Eras website and listing in Annual Report.
$1000 to sponsor care packages for 10 seniors
Marketing Benefits: Company logo, company link and sponsor listing on Eras website and listing in Annual Report.
$1500 to sponsor care packages for 15 seniors
Marketing Benefits: Company logo, company link and sponsor listing on Eras website, recognition in monthly e-newsletter and listing in Annual Report.
Gifts we need this year
- Books of Forever Stamps
- $10 Walgreens Gift Cards
- $10 Pick 'n Save Gift Cards
- $10 Walmart Gift Cards
Items and money collected to purchase gifts are due by December 14th, 2020.
Mailing Your Donation: If you are able to mail your donation to us, please do so to help with social distancing. Donations of items or funds to purchase items can be mailed to:
Eras Senior Network (Attn: Becca Snow)
2607 N Grandview Blvd Suite 150
Waukesha, WI 53188
Dropping Off Your Donation or Scheduling a Pick-Up:
Waukesha County: Donations may be dropped off at our Waukesha office (same address as above) Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm. Please note, during this time, all visitors entering the office building and Eras suite are required to wear a face covering. We are happy to coordinate a curbside pick-up if you would prefer to remain in your vehicle.
Milwaukee County: We are happy to organize a drop off at one of our Milwaukee County offices, or a pick-up of donations in Milwaukee County. Please contact Becca Snow at (262) 522-2409 or Becca.Snow@Eras.org to schedule.
Thank you for your consideration in supporting our Holiday Giving Program! Please contact Becca Snow at (262) 522-2409 or Becca.Snow@Eras.org with any questions.
Thank you to our 2019 Holiday Giving Donors
Brookfield Congregational Church of Christ
Christ the Servant Lutheran
Christ the Victor Lutheran Church
Coordinated Power Systems Inc
Douglas & Diane Wolak
First Congregational Church UCC- Hartland
First Congregational UCC - Oconomowoc
Garrett Nyman - WE Energies
Girl Scout Troop 11089
Holy Apostles Parish & School
Holy Cross Lutheran- Menomonee Falls
Jan & Wayne Radabaugh
Key Benefit Concepts
Mark & Sarah Kulas
Marty & Jane Loppnow
Mike and Ginny McBride
New Berlin Senior Center Club
North Middle School - Menomonee Falls
Oak Hill Terrace
Oconomowoc United Church of Christ
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Redeemer United Church Of Christ
Riverside Elementary School
Salem United Methodist Church
Sarah & Wade Heringer
School District of Menomonee Falls
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
St. James Church- Menomonee Falls
St. John Neumann
St. Joseph Catholic Faith Community
St. Leonard Muskego
St. Luke's Lutheran Church
St. Matthias Episcopal Church
St. Paul Catholic Church
St. William Catholic Church
Sussex United Methodist
Three Pillars Senior Living Communities
Valley View Elementary School
Vernon Presbyterian Church Big Bend
Wales Elem. Girl Scout Troop 11089
William & Ruth Jones
Wisconsin Youth Company
Grants and Major Community Donors
Aging and Disability Resource Center of Waukesha County: 500 Flashlights
CarePlus Dental Plans: 350 toothbrushes, toothpastes and floss
FedEx: 660 ornaments and door hangers
Green Bay Packer Foundation: $5,000 grant
HoChunk Gaming of Wisconsin Dells: 500 decks of playing cards
KwikTrip Cares: $500 in Kwik Trip gift cards
Mike and Ginny McBride: 1,500 Post-It Notes with Eras Contact Information
New Berlin Junior Women’s Chamber: $500 grant
Oconomowoc Area Foundation: $1,550 grant
Owen’s Little Warriors: 1,200 Handmade crafts
ProHealth Care: 384 Gripper Socks
Sussex United Methodist Church Women: $150 grant
The Roundy’s Fund of the Kroger Foundation: $2,000 Grant
United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County: 300 Hygiene Kits and 369 Hygiene Backpacks
United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County: $2,000 grant
We Energies Foundation: $2,000 grant