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Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee


The Wisconsin Humane Society is part of a workplace giving organization called Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee.

Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee (formerly ACHOICE) is Milwaukee’s only workplace giving federation with an emphasis on Social Change, Economic Justice and Environmental Awareness – with its focus completely on conditions in metropolitan Milwaukee.

Founded in 1981, its mission is to build a community that ensures social equity and a healthy environment by connecting donors with issues they are passionate about.  Its agencies address a range of issues including: animal welfare, crime and drug abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia, unemployment, the environment, urban violence, homelessness, civil liberties, housing, voter education, child abuse, needs of the elderly and the education of our children.

Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee formerly participated in United Way’s Donor Choice program.  As of Fall 2006, Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee started running their own workplace giving campaigns and no longer participate in United Way’s Donor Choice program.  Therefore, it is not possible to donate to the Wisconsin Humane Society through Donor Choice.   However, Community Shares does participate in the Federal, State and University, City, County, Milwaukee Public Schools, or MATC, employees’ work place giving campaigns that are administered by United Way.  As a result, funds donated by these workers through the Combined Federal, State, and local campaigns can be designated to Wisconsin Humane Society through Community Shares.  Employees of these agencies can find a list of Community Shares Agencies in the Campaign brochures provided by their employer.


  • Monday, November 4, 2013