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April 01, 2014 | 12:55 PM
Paul Ziegler $15,000 Matching Grant = $30,000 in assistance.

Together we, The Time Is Now to Help, have successfully matched the Paul Ziegler $15,000 Matching Grant. Tese funds have been distributed to the poverty stricken in desperate need.

The Paul Ziegler $15,000 Matching Grant has provided much needed inspiration to our donors over the last four weeks. Paul Ziegler has been a long time supporter and friend of The Time Is Now to Help. Paul’s heart, along with yours, has been moved by the plight of the poor and disadvantaged throughout our communities. Paul wanted to help end the suffering and pain of senior citizens, single mothers, children and handicapped.

This is how all of us helped:

Rent/shelter = $13,954.29

Paul Ziegler and all of you helped us to prevent homelessness for senior citizens, the disabled, single mothers and working poor families. Over 30 people were provided shelter assistance thanks to your donations matched by the Paul Ziegler $15,000 Matching Grant. The handicapped, senior citizens, single mothers and children, working poor families, were all provided much needed rent assistance.

Again, we provided emergency shelter in motels for single mothers and children in desperate need. The stress and pain of impending homelessness was relieved for these fellow creations turning to us in need, thanks to all of you and the Paul Ziegler $15,000 Matching Grant. Many cried tears of gratitude for continued shelter and removing the fear of becoming homeless.

Utilities = Gas: $5,900.00

Gas utilities were a struggle to pay this winter. Many are on the verge of disconnection this coming April 15. Thanks to all of you and Paul Ziegler we were able to prevent this disconnection from being a reality for many of our fellow Americans.

Senior citizens were able to keep their heat at a comfortable level, and children did not have to wear their coats indoors as parents worry about the large utility bills due to the extreme cold we have all endured this winter.

Food = $1,054.51

Your donations, matched by the Paul Ziegler $15,000 Matching Grant, provided emergency food assistance with gift cards.

Emergency food assistance is a big part of our mission to provide much needed food and nourishment to our senior citizens, handicapped and children. Healthy vegetables, protein and fruit are a luxury for those struggling to get by on minimum wage or living on social security. These foods should be a staple in everyone’s life.

Many of our seniors are struggling with health concerns that require them to eat a healthy diet, yet all they can afford are cheap carbohydrates that are empty calories and have no nutritional basis.

Transportation = $8,723.70

Our car ministry continues to be an important area for assistance. Five people were provided with much needed repairs for their vehicles. Together we also purchased a handicap accessible van with wheel chair lift for a fellow creation that has been waiting for this assistance for some time.

We also were able to register a donated car for one of our clients that have been waiting for a car to be donated. Thank you to the donor of that car. You have given this person the opportunity to keep their employment.

We also provided much needed gas gift cards to many in need of this assistance.

Dental care = $367.50

Dental care continues to be a luxury for our fellow creations. Lack of dental care causes unbelievable pain and health complications for many. We have alleviated this pain for one of our fellow creations that was struggling in pain while in desperate need of oral surgery.

One of our wonderful local oral surgeons provided a generous donation of their time and talent for a desperately needed procedure. We provided a small sum towards the total amount of work needed to relieve this woman of her excruciating pain.

Grand total = $30,000.00

Every penny you donated, along with Paul Ziegler $15,000 Matching Grant funds, went to assist the poverty stricken.

Together we make a big difference with your donations to provide desperately needed poverty relief. I wish you could feel the overwhelming gratitude and see the tears that are shed when our life changing assistance is given. Lives are changed, the pain and fear of poverty are removed when we are there together to help.

My dear readers and friends, what we do together is so special. Helping our fellow creations, our caring and sharing, doing our good works, is life changing for those we help.

God bless all of you for making our The Time Is Now to Help so special. Together we will continue to remove the many pains of poverty including, hunger, loneliness, fear and homelessness. Together we provide hope, compassion, care, shelter, food — all the necessities of daily life — through our caring and sharing. God bless all of you for helping.

Health and Happiness,

God Bless Everyone,


Please help

Make checks payable to:

The Time Is Now to Help

P.O. Box 1

Lake Geneva, WI 53147

The Time Is Now to Help is a federally recognized 501(c)3 charitable organization licensed in the states of Wisconsin and Illinois. You will receive a tax deductible, itemized thank you receipt showing how your donation provided assistance for the poverty stricken.

Thank you

Paul Ziegler, Ziegler Charitable Foundation, Fox Charities, Dick and Jean Honeyager, The Petco Foundation, Lake Geneva Petco, The Rhoades Foundation, Lake Geneva Lioness Club, GFWC- Womens Club of East Troy, ITW Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schuberth, Lake Geneva Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Robert Conlon, First Financial Merchant Services, Michael Glass, Shawn and Donna McLafferty, Jeff Martin, Wiliam Davit, John Zalewski, Dorothea Anich, Alex Goff, Mary Lesniak, Robin Bender, Paul and Margaret Plevik, Karin Collamore, J.T. Marty, Stephen Ahlgren, Jane Cavanaugh, Glenn Perry, Ernest and Dorothy Winters, Heather Goetz, Edward and Kathryn Drexler, Dan Mehring, William and Kimberly Basford, Gerald and Joyce Byers, Julie Ann Muth, Gerald and Marilyn Wilkin, Joan Marabito Rietz, George and Karen Davis, Linda Bolack, W.C. Family Resource Center/Food Pantry volunteers, and all the God-loving volunteers of all our caring pantries, all of you who support The Time Is Now to Help donation boxes, and the businesses that allow our donation boxes.

Anyone who would like a Time Is Now donation box in your business, please call (262) 249-7000.


Don and Shirley Meyerhofer in memory of Lucille Shoppe. Carla Matz in memory of Harry Bublitz. Robert and Mary Ann Zelenski in memory of Mike Zelenski and Francis Schaefer. Anna Cygan in memory of Richard Dombrowski. Rita Brock in memory of Donald Briere.

Furniture donations

Please contact Love, Inc. for all your furniture, clothing and household item donations. Call (262) 763-2743 or (262) 763-6226 to schedule pick-up. We are no longer affiliated with Chris Ann’s Resale Shop.

Food pantry needs help

The W.C. Food Pantry is desperately in need of 1,000+ sq. ft. of donated storage space in Lake Geneva, Elkhorn or Delavan. An overhead door is necessary. It can be heated or unheated. A loading dock would be a huge plus.

The W.C. Food Pantry is working hard to provide good food along with other items such as pet food, toiletries and other desperately needed daily necessities. All this requires the space to store these items when donated in large quantities.

Please contact Jim Drescher at (262) 745-6018 if you can help the food pantry.

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