Category Archives: Events

Latest SibNews with April-June Calendar

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The April-May-June issue of SibNews is now available.

We’re very excited to bring you the third issue of our new SibNews newsletter.  This one features Sylvia Walentowski and her mom, Jennifer, on finding balance and healthy sibling relationships.

Click to download April-June 2017 SibNews

Plus a Easy Daisy Cake recipe from WisconSib Christiana Redman and her brother Phillip, just in time for Sibling’s Day or Mother’s Day, or any day.  YUM! Take me to recipe

Thank you volunteers for being wonderful Santa Helpers!

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santa-celebration-2016-21Santa relies on lots of helpers to bring joy and happiness to the children attending Santa Celebration each year and the volunteers at our event last Saturday really made him proud.

Thank you to the volunteers, including students from Appleton West High School, Freedom High School, Appleton North Key Club, Fox Valley Lutheran High School, Lawrence University, several therapy dogs from the Humane Society, The Learning Shop, Lanari Photography, the Down Syndrome Association of WI Fox Valley, Appleton Rotary, and many, many more.  Click here for a special message to you.

We also thank the Appleton Downtown Rotary and Fleet Farm for their generous support. Thank you to the hospitality of the staff at The Grand Meridian, the wonderful display by The Learning Shop and our friends at The Building for Kids for their help.

More photos from Santa Celebration 2016

WisconSibs Join the HUMAN RACE! You can too!

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Human Race 2015 - Proud and bandThe annual HUMAN RACE walk/run took place Saturday, May 2 and it was a great celebration of the generosity of our community and the value that nonprofits bring to our citizens.  WisconSibs, Inc participated with a small team of walkers and many online donors supporting us.

You can still make your donation online (until May 18) or by sending your donation to WisconSibs, 211 E Franklin St, Appleton, WI 54911.

Human Race 2015 - On the walk 2One of the highlights was the University of Wisconsin Marching Band performing their 5th Quarter.  Click here for video.

For more pictures, check out our Facebook page.

FVSSN is now WisconSibs!

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We are so excited that you are here.  Whether you are visiting us for the first time, or have followed us for years, we welcome you to our new website…and our new name!

For years we have been serving siblings, professionals and others as the Fox Valley Sibling Support Network. It was a fitting name for a new nonprofit back in 1998 who was breaking through with new ideas and wanted to create and develop high quality programs and services for siblings throughout their lifelong journey.

As those programs developed and have grown, we’ve become recognized as a unique resource throughout the state of Wisconsin and beyond with our Sibshops, Sib Camps, teen leadership opportunities and adult sibling programs.  The need for such services has grown, too, as more  people with disabilities grow older, and siblings find themselves dealing with issues of aging parents, growing children, and quality of life choices with their siblings.

So lets get acquainted. Look around our new site.  Whether you are a sibling or other family member, a professional, or a volunteer interested in the concerns of people with disabilities, we hope you find an opportunity to get involved in WisconSibs.

Until next time….