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Care and Share Expo bring non-profits together

LA CROSSE, WI (WKBT) - Dozen's of non-profit organizations gathered in one location Saturday.  The Franke Foundation held their 3rd annual Care and Share Expo.  31 non-profits took part.

It's a chance for organizations to learn about each other, communicate, and in some cases event join forces.  The public also attended and donations to each organization was matched by the Franke Foundation, up to $1,000 dollars for each non-profit.

"We wanted to bring as many as we could together to try and find out a little bit about themselves," says Mel Hoffman from the Franke Foundation, "and how they can maybe work together, and we've actually had a number of organizations begin collaborating together."

One of those organizations is WisCORP, a group that tries to engage youth in conservation efforts.  At last year's event they started a partnership with Riverfront and started a project to build wheel chair accessible trails to help people access Riverfront's the garden and greenhouse.  "By working together, and having met at this Care and Share Expo," says WisCORPS' Matthew Branter, "we're now looking at doing similar things at all Riverfront locations all over the state."

To learn more about the Franke Foundation, just go to frankefound.org.


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