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The Madison area's many community centers are on the front lines helping young people get a head start on life.

The Kids Fund assists many of them each year with grants that support after-school and summer vacation academic programs, hands-on lessons in gardening and food nutrition, and adventures in nature.

Among the centers supported this past year were the Bridge Lakepoint Waunona Neighborhood Center, Elver Park Neighborhood Center, Kennedy Heights Community Center, Lussier Community Education Center, Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center,  East Madison Community Center, McFarland Youth Center, Neighborhood House Community Center and Vera Court Neighborhood Center.

Grants to these neighborhood centers were made possible by the generosity of readers of The Capital Times who support the Kids Fund's annual drive. You can help by making a donation of any amount to The Kids Fund, c/o The Capital Times, PO Box 8060, Madison WI 53708 or by going online to thekidsfund.org and making a donation with your credit card.

Following is a list of recent contributors:

Dale and Carol Reuter, Madison: $50

Phillip and Lynn Hellmuth, Madison: $35

Geraldine Laufenberg Living Trust, Waunakee: $20

Judith Louer, Madison: $25

Joan Fudala and Richard Dike, Verona: $100

Dale Bruheim and Mary Vilker, Madison: $75

Patricia Ann Wehrley, Verona: $100

Virginia Urness, Verona: $50

Thomas and Karen Swenson, Madison: $50

T. and Billie Chavez, Sun Prairie: $50

Susan Kirton, Madison: $25

J.A. Baker and G.R. Marsden, Cambridge: $100

Dorothy M. Karls, DeForest: $25

Helen Wineke, Fitchburg: $100

Lorrine Heinemann, Waunakee: $25

Thomas and Ruth Ann Grantham, Madison: $150

Laurie Albrent, Mount Horeb: $200

Steven Herschleb, Madison: $30

Annie Iwata, Madison: $25

Pauline and Kenneth Carpenter, Madison: $25

Julius and Grace Chosy, Madison: $50

Joan E. Pulver, Madison: $50

Kermit and Ann Nyhus, Madison: $25

Bernard F. Micke, Madison: $200

Cyril and Irene Ripp, Sauk City: $25

John and Jane Hart, Sauk City: $50

Ray and Lendoris Sherman Revocable Trust, Madison: $25

Anonymous: $12

Susan Gleicher: $100

Laura Lussier-Lee, Madison: $250

Dwight and Bonnie Ziegler, DeForest: $100

Judith Petersen, Deerfield: $20

Anonymous: $10

Donna Phenix, Monona: $25

Allan and Ann Johnson, Lodi: $25

Mike and Nancy Anthony, Monona: $25

Susanne Waldorf, Madison: $25

Nancy and Daniel Battist, Madison: $30

Leo and Joyce Endres, Madison: $20

Dennis and Sara O'Loughlin, DeForest: $50

Duane and Peggy Marxen, Middleton: $150

Harvey and Judith Sokolow, Madison: $25

Thomas and Linda Boll, Monroe: $25

Sharon L. James, Madison: $30

Charles E. Elson, Madison: $25

Charles and Arlene Linder, Monona: $25

David H. Doyle, Madison: $25

Jacob and Lucy Altweg, Madison: $50

Dorothy and John Halversen, Madison: $25

Marlene and Franklin Raemisch, Lodi: $30

William Reese and Carole Blemker, Madison: $50

James and Marilou Angevine, Madison: $100

Joan Burns, Madison: $200

Olav and Paul Navrestad, Madison: $40

Anne Bucalo, McFarland: $75

Sharon Ciano, Poynette: $7

Robert Washenko and Mary Fahey, Madison: $200

Dana and Sandra Corbett Living Trust, Madison: $250

Ann Reisdorfer in memory of Jim Reisdorfer, Oregon: $50

Susan Pieroni, Monona: $50

Phil and Kristin Frederickson, Cottage Grove: $100

Mary Brady, Richland Center: $3

E. Wagner, Verona: $10

Anonymous: $5

Anonymous: $1,000

Anonymous: $50

Patricia Butler, Madison: $20

Gerard and Laura Pehler, Oregon: $30

Andrew and Geraldine Ballweg, Sauk City, in honor of Grandma Gerry Ballweg: $100

Edith Hilliard, Madison: $50

Leo and Dorothy Miller, Cross Plains: $50

Dorothy Traisman, Monona: $100

Eve Galanter, Madison: $500

B. L. Singer, Madison: $200

Marcia Kirschbaum, Madison: $50

Glen and Sally Jean Lee, Monona: $25

Yvonne Schroeder, Monona: $50

Dennis and Christie Legler, Sun Prairie: $20

Marilyn Pauls, Mazomanie: $25

James and Margaret Koehler, Fitchburg: $25

Kenneth and Judith Anderson, Oregon: $25

Elaine A. Anderson, Middleton: $10

Patience and George Roggensack, Madison: $50

Roger and Sandra Alt, Mazomanie: $20

Gloria and William Theisen, Madison: $100

Shirley Martin, Marshall: $15

Jennie and Carol Knechtges, Madison: $20

Hope Lutheran Church Service League: $500

Luise and Richard Beringer, Middleton: $30

Total to date: $79,837

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