Community Social Events are held twice per year at 16 sites managed by the Housing Authority of Milwaukee County. Known as “Holiday Cheer” and “Spring Social”, these events bring together residents of buildings to encourage social interaction in a fun, safe environment. Events are staffed by a combination of trained social workers and community volunteers. Activities include bingo, singing holiday songs and raffles for door prizes. A light snack is also provided which helps supplement nutritional needs for many residents who rely on food stamps.
BloomMKE provides the following means of support:
- Direct funding for social workers, materials used in events, food and door prizes
- Coordination of volunteer teams to support 32 annual events