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Mission: Leaven works through volunteers to assist people in crisis who have basic needs that cannot be met elsewhere.


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Hardship hurts. Caring counts.

Call 920-738-9635 to seek help from LEAVEN.


LEAVEN Online Donation Accepted

To Donate online using a credit card or ACH withdrawal click on the Donate button below.

Chico’s & LEAVEN Event

On Friday, September 12, 2014 Chico’s store in Appleton, located in the Fox River mall, will be hosting a sales event for LEAVEN.  10% of all sales on Friday, September 12 will be donated to LEAVEN.  You just need to mention that you are shopping for the “LEAVEN Event” and they will track our proceeds.  Proceeds are from in-store purchases only.
Store hours are 10:00 am until 9 pm.  Chico’s specializes in women’s clothing and accessories.  You can visit their website at to preview the clothing and accessories lines.
Thank you to Chico’s for this opportunity to benefit LEAVEN.


Amazon Shoppers!

If you shop on Amazon you can support LEAVEN through the AmazonSmile program. Click on this link to get started:AmazonSmile (The link is specific to supporting LEAVEN through your purchases.)

  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at
  • You use your same amazon account information but need to shop through the site, NOT the standard site.
  • New to Amazon, you can set up an account through the site also.


People Helping People

  • Part of the character of a community is defined by how it helps its most vulnerable citizens. LEAVEN started as an idea of Father Robert Udulutsch, a local priest who saw a need for a network providing emergency assistance to the needy of the Fox Valley area.

  • Since 1987, LEAVEN (Limited Emergency Assistance Valley Ecumenical Network) has been the bridge between hardship and hope for residents of Calumet, Northeastern Winnebago, and Outagamie Counties.

  • Supported by local individuals, churches, businesses and foundations, LEAVEN provided emergency

    financial assistance for housing, utilities, transportation and other basic human needs for over 7,180 households in 2012.

  • Help strengthen the character of our community by supporting LEAVEN, as a donor and volunteer.

  • Emergency Shelter Point in Time Homeless Count

    A Point-In-Time count is a statistically reliable, unduplicated count of people experiencing homelessness during a designated one night period. The count is done two times per year—January and July. It includes persons who are living in emergency shelters, transitional housing, domestic violence shelters, or who are unsheltered living on the streets or any other place not meant for human habitation.  The Emergency Shelter of the Fox Valley (ESFV), along with other agencies from the Fox Cities Housing Coalition, including LEAVEN staff, conducted their Point-In-Time count on January 30, 2013 in the middle of a snow storm.

    In total, 301 homeless persons were identified this count. [Extract for the Emergency Shelter Newsletter First Quarter 2013]

    The Fox Cities support of local agencies that provide help for the homeless is always greatly appreciated.