20th Anniversary Pig Roast

Round Up 4 Mel's

Mel's and Wayne's Drive-In are proud to announce "Round Up 4 Mel's" From May 1 through July 31 they'll ask you if you want to round up to the nearest dollar in support of #GreatTimesForGreatCauses Thank you to Steve and his team for helping us impact more lives in Ozaukee County 

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Mel's in the News

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    Happiness is a warm ‘burg

    By Jack Henke Special to the News GraphicHave you heard about Yale University, one of the most prestigious (see also pretentious) universities in this here U.S. of A., offering college credits for a course in happiness? I kid you not, kids.It’s true.   Read More...

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    Not too Serious, Except the Impact

    I received some great advice many years ago: “Work as though everything depends on you.  Pray as though everything depends on God.”  I can’t help but think that whether they realize it or not, the folks at Mel’s Charities are living that wise counsel each day - at least that was the impression I left with after visiting with LW alumnus and Mel’s Charities Digital Media Manager, Kevin Winter.               Kevin has served in this role f...  Read More...

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    ‘All this money will just be given away next year’

    By Colleen Jurkiewicz  Special to the News GraphicCEDARBURG — Throughout the year, Mel’s Charities works to support the community in Ozaukee County. Through events like Mel’s Pig Roast, the nonprofit raises thousands of dollars that will be used for grants, scholarships and other means of community support – more than $850,000, in fact, has been given back to the community since the organization’s founding almost 20 years ago.But this Christmas, the community seems to have decided to share ...  Read More...

  • His Mission: CHARITY Close to Home

    BY MITCH MAERSCH  Ozaukee PressTom Stanton started by helping a bereft friend. Now he runs Mel’s Charities of Grafton, raising amazing amounts of money for causes only in Ozaukee CountyTom Stanton doesn’t have an inspirational story to tell. He’s got a list of them.After 19 years of philanthropy in Ozaukee County, Grafton-based Mel’s Charities will have topped the million-dollar mark by the end of this year.“It’s humbling,” Stanton said.But to him, ...  Read More...

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    Leaving a quarter-million-dollar legacy

    (l-r). UW-Oshkosh 7th Floor North Scott Hall. Rob Roseff, Chuck Van Horne, Jamie TrenterBy Sarah RennickeNews Graphic CorrespondentCEDARBURG — An impromptu raffle in 1999 raised $350 to donate to the Special Olympics in memory of Tom “Mel” Stanton’s friend’s sister, who died from cancer and left behind a special needs daughter.From there, Mel’s Charities was born, its mission specializing in having fun while funding special needs organizations, memorial scholarships and human services; 100 perce...  Read More...

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