20th Anniversary Pig Roast


Every Thursday from 10:30am-2:30pm join us at Veterans Park in Grafton for THE best $5 lunch prepared and served by your friends at Mel's Charities! 

What We Raise Here Stays Here!

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Mel's in the News

  • Wayne’s, Mel’s each celebrating 20 years by raising funds for local groups

    ‘Double up’ for charity   Wayne’s, Mel’s each celebrating 20 years by raising funds for local groups  By Colleen Jurkiewicz Special to the News Graphic CEDARBURG — Two beloved local entities are celebrating a big milestone this summer, and they’re teaming up to mark the occasion in a way that benefits the whole community. Wayne’s Drive-in in Cedarburg opened its doors for the 20th season May 1, and on Sept. 30 of this ...  Read More...

  • First Bank partners with Mel’s Charities

    Special to the News GraphicOCONOMOWOC — First Bank Financial Centre has announced it will again be the financial sponsor for four events hosted by Mel’s Charities in 2018.These events include Mel’s Charities Night at Kapco Park, Melapalooza, Golf Fore Mel’s and Mel’s Annual Veterans Meal following the holiday parade in Grafton.Mel’s Charities, founded in 1999, supports nonprofit organizations with money-raising events and other funding. As the clearinghouse of...  Read More...

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    Kemps Custard Donates ‘Sulli’s Sundaes’ to David Star

    Jackson, WI- Eddie Bublitz, Mel’s Charities, Inc. Board Member shared the story of Sulli Maney, a K-3 student who received a liver transplant in 2017 and has endured a number of health issues related to the procedure. Mel’s contacted Kemps of Cedarburg and a sweet idea was born. In celebration of his return to school, Kemps donated,  delivered and served ice cream for everyone at David’s Star Evangelical Lutheran School on Thursday, May 10. “Thank you to Ke...  Read More...

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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 h...  Read More...

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