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Couillard’s Handmade Quilts Bring Comfort to Vida Patients and Clients | The Compass

For years, Little Chute resident Ginnie Couillard has used her sewing talent, creative eye, and generous heart to support Vida and the women and families served by the organization. She makes and donates baby quilts that clients can ‘purchase’ at The Store through the Vida Earn While You Learn program. Read the full The Compass article here about Ginnie’s history of giving and how her donations, and those like hers, bring comfort, care, and warmth to women in crisis pregnancies […] Read More

Vida Executive Director to Keynote Biking for Babies Kickoff Event

Vida Executive Director Anne Tretinyak, J.D., will be the featured guest speaker at the Biking for Babies kickoff event on Sunday, July 12 at Our Lady of Good Help Shrine in Champion, Wis. Biking for Babies Executive Director Nikki Biese will also speak about the mission and impact of Biking for Babies at the kickoff event. For the eleventh year in a row, Biking for Babies is sending out young adults from all sides of the country to spread awareness […] Read More

Feeding America: Eastern Wisconsin to host Farm To Family drive-up food distribution in Fox Valley

Here is a great way to get involved in the community, and help feed those who need it. Per Feeding America’s website: “Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to distribute healthy food directly to high-need areas, free of charge. Quantities are limited and will be given away on a first come, first served basis. Limit ONE box per vehicle unless picking up on behalf of a homebound individual. How it Works: OPEN TO THE […] Read More

Knights of Columbus Donate Ultrasound Machine to Vida Medical Clinic

Vida Medical Clinic received a new ultrasound machine through donations from the Knights of Columbus. “No woman should feel alone and unsupported when facing the realities of an unplanned pregnancy. The Knights of Columbus have been an important partner in our mission to support and lift up pregnant women, and the ultrasound machine is one of the most important pieces of medical equipment in our clinic,” Vida Executive Director Anne Tretinyak said. “We are grateful for their hard work on […] Read More

A Father’s Day Thank You From Vida

An Open Letter to Fathers: Thank you. Thank you for all the precious moments you contribute to the lives of your family. You can’t imagine the impact your jokes, stories, and “famous sayings” have on the memories of those who love you. You shape entire lifetimes through your advice, through your gentle guidance and encouragement. Thank you for being you, for being part of the glue that keeps family together. For wiping your wife and children’s tears in times of […] Read More

Vida Receives Technology, In-Kind Donations from U.S. Venture/Schmidt Family Foundation

Vida was among dozens of local nonprofit organizations that recently received in-kind technology and cleaning/sanitizer donations from the Appleton-based from U.S. Venture/Schmidt Family Foundation. The donations were part of the foundation’s annual grant program and in response to this year’s COVID19 pandemic. Vida received 10 laptops and gallons of cleaning solution/sanitizer. The laptops are used by Vida medical clinic and support services staff during clinic visits with patients, for virtual support service sessions with clients, and by staff for other […] Read More

Six Ways You Can Support Vida’s Mission This Week

Donate Fulfilling and expanding Vida’s mission is possible by the ongoing generosity of donors and supporters from across the Fox Valley (and beyond.) Individuals, organizations, and companies can make monetary, material, or in-kind donations once or on a recurring basis. From financial contributions that help support our medical clinic, support service, and youth outreach programs to donating material goods that fill dozens and dozens of support bags for families in need every month, your generosity makes our work possible. Click […] Read More

How to Sew and Donate Homemade Masks for Vida Patients

Vida Medical Clinic is open and seeing patients during COVID19. If you are looking for a way to help, we would appreciate homemade mask donations. We are asking patients to come with a face covering or mask.  If they arrive without a mask, we are giving them a mask to wear during their appointment and take home. Click here for a video tutorial on how to make sewn masks. Click here for the written mask instructions and pattern. Thank you […] Read More

Vida COVID-19 Appointment Guidelines

At this time, Vida is making efforts to minimize exposure and reduce transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to our patients, clients and staff.  As a result, Vida Support Services is closed.  Support Services will respond to voicemails during regular business hours.  All appointments in Vida Medical Clinic must be scheduled with a nurse over the phone.  Appointment dates and times are limited.  No support persons will be allowed in the clinic.  Nurses will be asking the following questions before scheduling […] Read More

Stand “Together for Life” by Supporting Vida’s Mission

The Vida Board of Directors regrets to inform you that our annual Spring Fundraising Banquet, Together for Life, will be cancelled, not out of fear, but in compliance with the direction given to the American people by our elected officials. Together for Life is Vida’s largest fundraiser of the year. Our goal is to bring people “together for life” to raise $50,000 despite the cancellation of our banquet because we are totally dependent upon the generosity of our donors. Please prayerfully consider sponsoring […] Read More