Special Events

Special Events

  • Virtual Walk for Children

    Virtual Walk for Children

    May 22-28, 2021

    Click here to register

    We hope you’ll join us for our biggest event of the year – Next Door’s Virtual Walk for Children! This year, we’ve added two weekend days for participants to walk, run or ride a mile for a child!

    The Walk for Children event helps raise community awareness and funding for the critical early childhood education programs we deliver to central city families. Your support will help us continue providing these programs during a challenging time and give our students the tools they need to be ready for school!

    You can register individually or with a team, pledge your miles, track leader boards, post pictures/videos of your involvement and donate – all through the website link above. We will also be hosting a virtual celebration at the end of the Walk for all participants and Next Door families.

    Individuals who raise $100 or more for Next Door will receive a Virtual Walk for Children t-shirt.

  • Community Conversation

    Community Conversation

    Thanks for joining us!

    We want to thank everyone who attended our Community Conversation program in February. We appreciate your time and interest in Next Door.

    If you were unable to make it, click HERE for a link to watch and enter the access code: A7^n3.@&

    The program offers a closer look at how Next Door has adapted over the past 11 months in our center-based and home-based early childhood education programming. We also feature several members of our team from across the agency and their work supporting students, families and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. We share a look at what’s ahead this year to ensure the continued success of our children and support of our staff.

  • Walmart Registry for Good

    Walmart Registry for Good

    Click here to access the registry

    Next Door is now part of the Walmart Registry for Good program – a charitable initiative that links nonprofit organizations with Walmart to help them provide supplies they need to support their cause.

    Through this program, you can purchase Walmart gift cards, at various values, for Next Door families in need of additional financial assistance right now. The cards will provide emergency relief for families to buy food, clothes and other essential household items from Walmart.

    The gift cards will ship directly to Next Door. Our Family Services Team will distribute them to the families. This is a perfect opportunity to make a direct impact on a Next Door family and help ensure they have the basics at home to care for their children.

  • Donate Family Kits

    Donate Family Kits

    Click here for Amazon Wish List

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen an increased need from our families for basic staples at home. Through the Amazon Wish List above, you can support them by purchasing some of their highest-need items right now like spring cleaning supplies and household child safety proofing.

    Donations will ship directly to Next Door where we will package the supplies into special kits for our families. We hope you will consider a donation today and help foster safe and healthy households in Milwaukee this spring.

  • Donate Books

    Donate Books

    Click here for Amazon Wish List

    Next Door’s Books for Kids program collects and distributes close to 75,000 new and gently-used books each year to Next Door students and children in Milwaukee to help build their home libraries. Due to the impact of COVID-19 on our operations, we are behind on these collections and need your help!

    We want to ensure that our students (ages 0-5) receive three books a month, including one new title. We distribute additional books to children in the community through our Books for Kids Mobile Library and special requests.

    You can help by purchasing books on our Amazon Wish List posted above. The current list includes several multi-cultural stories – one of our areas of greatest need. Donations ship directly to Next Door, so there’s no need to pack or ship anything. To learn more about Books for Kids, click HERE.

  • Host a Book Drive

    Host a Book Drive

    Click here to learn more

    Next Door’s Books for Kids program collects and distributes close to 75,000 new and gently-used books each year to Next Door students and children in Milwaukee to help build their home libraries. Due to the impact of COVID-19 on our operations, we are behind on these collections and need your help!

    We want to ensure that our students (ages 0-5) receive three books a month, including one new title. We distribute additional books to children in the community through our Books for Kids Mobile Library and special requests.

    You can help by hosting a book drive for Books for Kids. This is a perfect opportunity to do with your neighbors, school, congregation, youth group, or workplace. We will work with you on a safe pick-up at your site or delivery to Next Door. See the link above for details on the type of books we need and contact information.