Eisenhower Center, Inc. is a non-profit, innovative work-training program that provides a comprehensive array of rehabilitation services for people with developmental disabilities. We have eighty participants that
attend our program daily to work on sub-contract jobs including assembly and packaging jobs. Most of our participants are severely disabled and need assistance with personal cares and feeding. Adaptive equipment is fabricated to assist our participants with their production jobs. Our clients come from southeastern Wisconsin and mostly live either at home with their parents or in group homes or in apartments with an aide. The age of our participants is from 18 until they wish to retire. We have several clients over the age of sixty. Our clients’ ethnicity includes Caucasian, Asian, African American, Hispanic and American Indian.
We have a staff of twenty full time staff and seven part-time. We have six Production Leaders who work directly with the clients to assist them with their sub-contract jobs. They are responsible for setting up the adaptive equipment, training the clients on the jobs and quality control. We have a full time Vocational Instructor who creates classes for the clients and takes small groups on community outings. Four personal care workers assist the clients with feeding and using the restroom. Other staff is responsible for support for the clients including case management, our development department and other ancillary services.
Sixty-five volunteers donate thousands of hours each year. We have nineteen board members, a fundraising committee, a nominating committee, an executive committee, a finance committee and many bingo volunteers. We also use volunteers in our administrative offices, our classroom, on the work floor and when taking clients on community outings.
28th Anniversary “Baskets of Hope” Dinner and Auction
On the first Thursday evening of every October, our Board of Directors, clients and staff host our premier fundraiser, “Baskets of Hope”. We have a silent auction emceed by Jane Matenaer of Milwaukee’s B93 and a live auction emceed by Steve “The Homer” True. Our silent auction has many theme baskets for your bidding pleasure including homemade chocolates, food, ethnic items, sports tickets and memorabilia and many other items. In our live auction we have had trips to various locations, furs, precious and semi precious jewelry and many other items. We also have our Eisenhower Center raffle featuringa $500 first prize and our Restaurant Raffle with many gift certificates donated by local eateries. Please join us this year on Thursday, October 4, 2012! This event takes place at our facility.