40 local nonprofits promote collaboration at 5th Annual ‘Care and Share’ Expo

More than 40 local nonprofit organizations gathered Saturday afternoon to promote collaboration

It’s part of the 5th annual Robert and Eleanor Franke Charitable Foundation Care and Share Expo.

The La Crosse Public Library hosted the event, which allowed community members and organizations to get together and learn more about groups in the La Crosse area.

It also gave attendees a chance to donate to those organizations.

Mel Hoffman, the executive director for the Franke Foundation, said the foundation will match up to $500 donated for each organization.

“We are happy so many different organizations that help so many in the community. I’m afraid a lot of people don’t realize how many organizations there are and how much need there is in the community that is getting help here today,” said Hoffman.

The event is always the first Saturday in December.