Give Back

We here at The Lake Country Mom are all about giving back to our community. There are some great organizations here in Waukesha county and in the lake country area. Here are some of our choices if you are looking for ways to give back. We invite you to read the brief descriptions of each charity and visit their websites to read about their needs.


Royal Family Kids Camp
Hartland, WI

Royal Family Kids Camp Hartland | How you can help. • The Lake Country Mom

In 1990 Wayne left the church position to launch Royal Family Kids’ Camp, Inc. fulltime. In 2008, the organization expanded to include a school year Club and Mentoring program and changed its name to Royal Family KIDS®. In 2012 Royal Family KIDS served over 6,000 children in 160 camps in 35 states and 11 international countries. Eighty thousand children have been enrolled in the camps since 1985. Wayne and his wife, Diane, have coauthored three books: Unlocking the Secret World, by Tyndale House Publishers (1995); Moments Matter — The Stories of Royal Family Kids’ Camps (2000); and From Despair to an Heir—Healing the Heart of a Child (2008). They wrote a Special Edition 20th Anniversary book—A Week of Memories—A Life of Hope (2010), consisting of testimonials from 20 former campers who have all returned to serve at the camps. Wayne and Diane feel a profound sense of joy and urgency to reach out to the battered, abused and neglected children of this country. They want to see every foster child, age 6-12, experience a life changing camp, club and mentor. Wayne and Diane have seen thousands of volunteers and dozens of supporting churches all over America have help out… but we still have a long way to go. You can help!

• Encourage your church to launch a Royal Family KIDS Camp

• Volunteer at your local camp

• Become a faithful supporter

• Pray for the work and the volunteers of Royal Family KIDS Camp

How to donate


The Women’s Center
505 N. East Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186The Women's Center in Waukesha * The Lake Country MomFounded in 1977, The Women’s Center serves women and children who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, and abuse. The Women’s Center offers free and comprehensive services including domestic violence, sexual assault, and abuse counseling, an emergency domestic violence shelter, a 24-hour hotline, free on-site child care, legal advocacy, transitional living, and life skills programming that includes employment, parenting and grandparents support groups, educational forums and advocacy.

The Women’s Center relies on the kindness and support from the community to ensure our free programs and services offered to clients are continued and accessible. Please consider making a gift today. Your support will have a direct impact on a woman, child or family suffering from the traumatic effects of domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse.
How to donate


Zachariah’s Acres
Brown St & Mapleton Lake Dr
Oconomowoc, WI 53066Zachariah's Acres in Oconomowoc * The Lake Country MomZachariah’s Acres is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to making respite, recreation and nature accessible to children with special health care needs, and their families. We welcome and encourage you to get involved. Attend an event, enjoy our activities, find quiet solitude, and appreciate the simple beauty of life in our natural setting.

To best serve our special families, we need your help to make the rest of Phase One a reality. Phase One Development at Zachariah’s Acres will include a private driveway and parking, multi-purpose barn, green houses and a four season pavilion which will allow families to enjoy activities year round. Please consider offering your ideas, time, talents, gifts including cash, securities, IRA rollovers, sponsorships, and in-kind donations.
How to donate


Backpack Coalition, Inc.
P.O. Box 1094, Waukesha, WI 53187

Backpack Coalition, Inc

Backpack Coalition, Inc. helps children participate and succeed in school by providing school backpacks and supplies. We serve low-income families in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

Each year the BCI organizes, collects, assembles and distributes approximately 2,000 backpacks with grade appropriate school supplies to students in grades K-12 throughout Waukesha County. Backpacks and school supplies are provided free of charge from contributions donated by individuals, families, groups, churches and companies.
How to donate


Food Pantries and Community Resources
Ways to donate to your local food pantry * The Lake Country Mom
Where to donate-Waukesha County
Where to donate-Wisconsin (Feeding America)

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