The LSS Foundation is forever grateful to the people and community groups that bless the LSS mission work with their gifts of time, talent, and treasure. The collective support of Individuals, families and congregations through the LSS Foundation is far-reaching – from annual program funding and board participation to volunteering and prayers.
Whether or not you know just how you want to invest your gifts – financial and otherwise - through the LSS Foundation, one thing is for certain…you will make an impact on the people served and empowered by LSS to live their best lives.
Each action we take in faith together will emphasize the infinite worth of every individual and a vision of healthy communities filled with people using their God-given gifts to serve.
Financial Support Opportunities
Several individuals have planned to give to LSS as part of their estate planning or their will. A presentation can be made for your congregation to outline how their final gifts can make a long-lasting impact on communities in need of Christ’s love. Having individuals from your congregation inform LSS of their commitment helps to sustain our work for generations and promotes a spirit of philanthropy and discipleship.
Periodically LSS embarks on a special fundraising campaign for a special need. Partnering congregations have tithed a portion of their own campaign to benefit LSS, or simply felt called to support the theme of the campaign with a special gift. This allows congregations to be responsive to current needs and make a direct connection for members to a specific cause.
Many of the 800 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregations located throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan support LSS.
UNITY Church tithed 10% of their own capital campaign donations to the LSS Aspen Center – a 24/7, 22-bed addiction recovery center for women and men. To date, LSS has received $80,000 from the Waukesha-based ELCA Lutheran congregation.
Volunteer Senior Trishaw Rides COVID-19 Supplies Donation LSS Aspen Center Decor Donation
CEO Héctor Colón delivering Hero Signs Local Businesses Supporting LSS during COVID-19 Children's Sermon with our Church Liaison
Taking Refugees By the Hand
Refugee resettlement, according to Omar, a Somali-Bantu man who came to Wisconsin when he was 17, is simple - it's just humans helping humans. Omar shares his sobering story of his family's flight from Somalia to Kenya and how Lutheran Social Services took his family by the hand and helped them feel welcome and become productive citizens in their new home.
Living Independently With a Disability
Cole is in this 30s and he’s living on his own in for the very first time. He takes the bus, has a job and leads a full and active life in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. His mom is so proud and happy that Cole was given the chance to succeed living on his own. She said, "he loved it from the get go!"
Compassion in Every Stitch
Each year, a dedicated group of expert quilters produces hundreds of beautiful, handmade quilts, sewn with care and compassion in every stitch. The quilters are members of Mt. Hope Lutheran Church...
A Family Creates a Legacy Through Planned Giving
Nearly a century ago on a family farm in Leon, Wisconsin, Esther Fox and her husband raised two children - oldest son, Allen and his younger sister, Sandra Osborne of Mequon. Esther's love of family inspired her children to create planned gifts to LSS in remembrance of her. Read more.