Special Events
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Come celebrate the power of Next Door's impact in Milwaukee at our special events throughout the year. Na'Zarrah, Niziera and Tikiya would love your support!

Special Events

  • Giving Tuesday

    Giving Tuesday

    Join Next Door on November 28th for Giving Tuesday! This global day of giving back to the community will feature tours and volunteer/donation opportunities with Next Door. See the full schedule below.

    Next Door’s 29th Street location

    8:30 am to 11 am: Building tours. Volunteer opportunities include working in the book room cleaning and repairing donated books for our Books for Kids program and classroom time making cards with the students.

    12:30 pm to 3 pm: Volunteering in the book room cleaning and repairing donated books for our Books for Kids program.

    Next Door’s Capitol Drive location

    12:30 pm to 3 pm: Building tours and volunteering in the classroom making cards with students.


    12 pm to 1:30 pm: Our Books for Kids Mobile Library will be parked near the 833 E. Michigan Street building. Visitors can stop by over their lunch break and donate a new or gently-used book for a child in need. We’re looking for books for children from birth to five years old.

    Questions? Contact Hannah at (414) 562-2929, ext. 2510 or hharris@nextdoormke.org

  • On the Table at Next Door

    On the Table at Next Door

    Next Door will feature more community conversations inspired by the recent On the Table program from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. That program took place on October 17th with mealtime   gatherings across the Milwaukee area sparking a dialogue on community issues and ideas we can take to create change. Next Door held a breakfast and lunch gathering, and is planning more discussions on the dates listed below. If you are interested in joining us, contact Cristina Crogan at (414) 562-2929, ext. 2592 or ccrogan@nextdoormke.org.

    Upcoming dates: November 14th, November 28th, December 6th and December 14th. 8 am to 9:30 am at our 29th Street location.

    Click here to  learn more about On the Table at Next Door and view recent media coverage.





  • Next Door Young Professionals Fundraiser

    Next Door Young Professionals Fundraiser

    A new generation of support for Next Door is on the rise and working to raise community awareness about Next Door’s mission. On Saturday, June 3rd, Next Door’s Young Professionals Group held its first fundraiser at the Harp Irish Pub in downtown Milwaukee. The group invited friends and colleagues to learn about Next Door’s crucial work in early childhood education in Milwaukee. Guests also enjoyed raffles and a beautiful riverfront setting to socialize and network. We thank everyone for coming out and spending part of your weekend with Next Door. If you are interested in getting involved in the Young Professionals Group, contact Next Door President, Dr. Tracey Sparrow, at tsparrow@nextdoormke.org.




  • Walk for Children 2017

    Walk for Children 2017

    Next Door celebrated 28 years of the Walk for Children on Saturday, May 20th. The walk is our largest event of the year, benefiting the critical, birth-to-five early learning programs we offer to Central City families.  This time around, we had more than 1,000 friends and families come on board to support the walk, and thanks to you, we raised $145,000! We also want to thank Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams, for being our Walk Leader. He was so generous to not only lead our walk but also read to our children afterwards! We are so lucky to have all of this community support to help get our children get ready for school and ready for life!

    To watch media coverage from the Walk for Children, click here.