The Haven Recycling Fundraisers

The Haven Recycling Fundraisers

The Haven Manitowoc Beauty Brigade, E-Waste Brigade, and Drink Pouch Brigade Recycling Fundraisers

Beauty Brigade Recycling Info – The Haven now collects used personal care packaging to send in for reimbursement. Please help collect and ask others to collect as well.

This is an amazing way to help our community with homelessness prevention AND recycle your waste in the process! Accepted waste includes:

  1. Hair care packaging such as shampoo bottles and caps, conditioner bottles and caps, hair gel tubes and caps, hair spray bottles and triggers, and hair paste plastic jars and caps.
  2. Skin care packaging such as lip balm tubes, face soap dispensers and tubes, face lotion bottles, tubes, and plastic jars, body wash containers, soap tubes and dispensers, body lotion dispensers and bottles, shaving foam tubes (no cans), and hand lotion bottles and tubes.
  3. Cosmetics packaging such as lipstick cases, lip gloss tubes, mascara tubes, eye shadow cases, bronzer cases, foundation packaging and bottles, powder cases, eyeliner cases, eyeliner pencils, eye shadow tubes, concealer tubes, concealer sticks, and lip liner pencils.

Make your own collection box and collect items at any business, school, church, neighborhood or high traffic location. Drop off at The Haven.

Click on the following links for more information regarding the E-Waste Brigade and Drink Pouch Brigade:

E-Waste Brigade
Drink Pouch Brigade

MCM Free Christmas Dinner

MCM Free Christmas Dinner

MCM Free Community Christmas Dinner (Volunteers Needed!)

Manitowoc Cooperative Ministry (MCM) is a unique ministry of Peace United Church of Christ and First Presbyterian Church. We believe that even amid a Pandemic, people still deserve a special Christmas. So our Christmas Community Dinner on December 16, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM is still on. It will be different and this is where we need your help!

This year we will be serving meals-to-go carhop fashion. People will pull into the parking lot, elves will come to take orders, Mr and Mrs Santa will visit the cars with gifts for any kids. Music will be playing and Christmas joy will abound!


  • ELVES — We need elves to take orders and deliver meals to cars. We are looking at three 30 minutes shifts. Each shift needs at least 12 volunteers (you could work more than one shift). Elves will be masked and have temperatures taken before their shift starts. Costumes encouraged!
  • RUNNERS — We 4 people who can run food from the kitchen to our temporary serving kitchen in the Church Library. They can take 30 minutes shifts or work the whole night.
  • GIFT BAGS — We need folks to create gifts bags for the kids. We estimate 100 might be needed in this way. They can have toys, sweets, storybook, ornament, etc… One bag “fits” all is the easiest. If you or your group could make/sponsor these that would be great! We don’t know what the cost would be.
  • CLEAN UP — Clean-up will be different this year as will not have dishes from 230 diners to wash. But we still need a crew that wash, clean, sanitize.
  • SET UP — Set will be done earlier in the day on Wednesday, Dec 16. We will be turning our Church Library into a warming/serving kitchen for the night so we can serve from a place right next to the Parking Lot.
  • DONATIONS — This year we are looking raise $15,000! The cost has gone up as we need to take out containers of various shapes and sizes every week, We have had to buy new equipment and the big thing is we need to replace the old carpeting in the Dining Room (hopefully with tile).
Contact us if you have questions or can help!
(920) 682-4688
Matthew L Sauer
Voting in Manitowoc/Door/Sheboygan/Kewaunee

Voting in Manitowoc/Door/Sheboygan/Kewaunee


The presidential election is set for Nov 3 and all polling locations will be open 7 AM – 8 PM that day. Voters must be registered and present a photo I.D., such as a driver’s license. Registration will also be available at each polling location for people who have been at their current residence for 10 days or longer. To register, people will need to provide proof of residence with a utility bill, bank statement, driver’s license, etc. 

To find your polling place, follow this link and put in your address:

Manitowoc County Voter Information

After October 14th, those needing to register to vote can do so in the City Clerk’s office through 5 PM on October 30th or at their polling place on Election Day.
Voters who received their absentee ballot in the mail can mail their voted ballot back — or utilize one of the two drop boxes at City Hall. There is a drop box in the City Clerk’s office available during business hours (M-F 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM) and another available 24 hours on the southwest side of the City Hall.
In-person absentee voting starts Tuesday, October 20th and runs through Sunday, November 1st. Voters with questions on voting or registering to vote should contact the City Clerk’s office at 920-686-6950.
Find voting places in Manitowoc County by using the address link in the blue box above.

Door County Voter Information

Here is a comprehensive list of voting places in Door County by city (or use the link in the blue box above):

Sheboygan County Voter Information

The Sheboygan Press has a comprehensive list of absentee voting places. Voters in townships should check on their options for turning in absentee ballots with their clerk.

Here are the options of turning in absentee ballots for several areas throughout the county:

Find voting places in Sheboygan County by using the address link in the blue box above.

Kewaunee County Voter Information

Find voting places in Kewaunee County by using the address link in the blue box above.

Ascend Services 5K Run, Walk & Roll

Ascend Services 5K Run, Walk & Roll

DATES: Sat October 10 – Sat October 17, 2020


Lincoln Park, Cabin #1
1215 N 8th St
Manitowoc, WI US 54220


Registration is now open for Ascend’s 2020 Run, Walk & Roll fundraiser! Here’s a little about what has changed:

  1. The run will not be officially timed this year. Feel free to time yourself!
  2. All events are currently available for on-site and virtual participation. If you run virtually, feel free to upload your times!
  3. As long as on-site participation is deemed safe by CDC guidelines and local government, we will assign staggered start times for any on-site events.
  4. Ascend will offer drive-through T-Shirt pick-up events prior to the 5k Run, Walk & Roll.
  5. We will not offer any self-serve food or beverage on-site this year. We will include a bottle of water in your T-Shirt pick-up.

Here are some details about your registration:

  1. Register a group of 4 to receive a discounted price – 20% less than individual registration!
  2. Receive a referral code in your confirmation email when you register online. If you refer 5 other people to sign up, you will receive a discount refund on your registration!
  3. This year you can choose your T-Shirt option: Green or Purple (shown on the website at!
  4. You will have an option to upgrade to a white crew-neck sweatshirt for $10 when you register online.

Please join us for another inspiring year supporting Manitowoc’s individuals with exceptional abilities!

Auction for InCourage!

Auction for InCourage!


Save the date! Online AUCTION for InCourage is Aug 18 to Aug 20th.  Check out the items at  or You will be wowed by all the different items we have. Parasailing, kayaking, catering gift cards, and sleeping in a caboose are just a few.

We are hoping that this auction will supplement the loss of not having the Domestic Chef event because of the pandemic. Please share this link with your friends so they can participate. If you have any questions, please reach out to us.


Thanks for your support in our cause of providing crisis intervention, shelter and supportive services to survivors of abuse. We cannot do this without the support of you and our community.

300 E. Reed Avenue  •   Manitowoc, WI  54220  •  920-684-4661  •