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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.

What does LEAVEN do? Watch this 10 minute video to find out:

LEAVEN Mission Video

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


United Community

United Community (UC) is a new program in which 160 businesses are offering cash back to LEAVEN whenever you make a purchase with your existing debit or credit card.

It is free and all you need to do is take a moment to register with to help support LEAVEN. 

When you register your debit or credit card you are linked to your credit card company’s site and not that of UC, therefore your card information is not accessible to UC.

Thrivent Members

The Thrivent Choice program is an easy way for eligible Thrivent members to recommend how Thrivent Financial distributes a portion of its charitable outreach funds by directing Choice Dollars to registered organizations.  In the short time that LEAVEN has participated in the program, we have received several deposits on behalf of Thrivent members.

If you are an eligible member, please consider LEAVEN when directing Choice Dollars.  To learn more about the program, call Thrivent at 800-847-4836.

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.