The Schoen Charitable Trust was able to participate at Father Carr’s 3rd Annual Bridge Walk where just over 250 people walked under the Lake Butte des Morts Bridge to raise awareness and funds for those in need of food and shelter. After the walk, we were able to tour Father Carr’s where we learned about the establishment and how they guide individuals without homes to independence.
Last year, the Schoen Charitable Trust was delighted to fund Hospice of Dubuque in their spa bag project. The grant gave Hospice of Dubuque the funding to purchase quality bags as well as personal care and pampering items for each staff member to take with them when visiting their patients.
Pictured below are six certified nursing assistants from Hospice of Dubuque showcasing their spa bags
Members of the Schoen Family Charitable Trust board were able to visit Lourdes Academy to see first hand how their grant for Aquos boards in 2017 enhances learning. Students and teachers work interactively to make education more interesting.
I have always thought that poetry is autistic: it revels in patterned sound.
- DJ Savarese (Deej)
Renowned writer and advocate for people with disabilities, Deej has created an impact through his poetry based on his own experiences on being an individual with autism who is non-speaking. Carefully crafted, each of Deej's poems powerfully expresses the intricacies of his life, leaving the reader with a sense of wonder and awe.
The Schoen Charitable Family Trust was truly honored to help sponsor Deej's event at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa on October 19, 2017. Open to the students and the community, and attended by Laura, Vicky, and Connor of The Schoen Charitable Family Trust, Deej showed his documentary and concluded with a question-answer session.
Click here to watch a trailer for his documentary Deej.
Click here to access Deej's website for further information about his poetry, film, and activism.
"Math is my favorite school subject and I like practicing with numbers," Asdelyn writes from Santo Domingo to the Schoen Family Charitable Trust.
With the partnership of the nonprofit organization Unbound, the Schoen Family Charitable Trust has been writing back and forth with Asdelyn and other remarkable children from around the world. Unbound provides educational support to empower self-sufficiency for families who are currently living in poverty. The Schoen Family Charitable Trust is proud to be a sponsor of this impactful nonprofit for the past five years.
Camp Albrecht Acres is in the process of creating play stations along paved trails for campers to stop and play musical instruments. Camper will get the opportunity to play and hear music, stimulating their senses of touch and sound. As a bonus, they will get exercise while playing and walking the 2 mile path. We are thrilled that our grant will help Camp Albrecht Acres with this outstanding project.
The Dubuque Community School District welcomed members of the Schoen Family Charitable Trust to visit with local students and teachers. Dan Schoen and Karla Schoen represented our board and got to see the incredible impact this grant had on local schools. It was a gratifying experience for the board as we wish the school district future growth and success.
Lourdes Academy of Oshkosh, Wisconsin was able to purchase a 3D printer for their new, growing Science Technology Engineering and Math program (STEM) through the Schoen Family Charitable Trust. With the help of the new 3D printer, the Lourdes Academy Middle School developed a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum where their students work hand-ons to gain true-to-life experience in STEM subjects; including computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. The board is delighted for their donation to go towards the development of STEM in secondary schools.
What an amazing experience to walk with others in our community & Make a Wish to grant wishes for kids in need. Our foundation was able to grant a full wish for a child in Iowa.