Home and Community Options, Inc. (HCO) is committed to insuring that all people with disabilities live happy and productive lives close to family and friends.  Our organization provides support and residential services to more than 240 children and adults from the Winona County Area.  We are honored to be part of the Dancing with the Stars event and are delighted to have Michelle Alexander as our performer!   HCO needs handicapped accessible equipment for our individuals served with physical disabilities so the proceeds from Dancing with the Stars will be directed toward this need.

Raising money for: Handicapped accessible equipment


And the dreams that you dare to dream, really do come true. E.Y. Harburg
Over four years ago, Winona ORC had a dream to create a commercial laundry facility to employ people with disabilities. Thanks to the generosity of a caring community and the hard work and dedication of our board of directors and staff; our dream is a reality. Winona Laundry, opening in 2013 and constructed within the existing footprint of Winona ORC will service the linen needs of the healthcare community.
Proceeds from Dancing with the Winona Stars will used to fund vocational training and instruction to our employees in linen management, industry certifications, proper linen processing and the operation of laundry equipment.
Winona ORC celebrating its fortieth year is a 501(c) (3) non profit serving the needs of adults with disabilities by providing vocational training and employment opportunities. WINONA ORC envisions a world where all people are uplifted by working. Through pride, dignity, continuous learning and respect for all, we build a healthier community.
Thank you for helping make our dream come true.

Raising money for: Vocational Training and Instruction

Team Vogel vs. Cancer

Team Vogel vs. Cancer is a group of people, connected in a fight against cancer, started by Joe and Rachel Vogel. Joe and his family were overwhelmed with the love and support shown by friends, family, coworkers and community. Team Vogel vs. Cancer began as Joe and Rachel's way, and has now become a community’s way to "Pay it Forward".  Team Vogel hosts various events throughout the year to raise money for families dealing with cancer (in the Winona Area), cancer research (Gundersen Lutheran) and for a patient fund (The Oasis Fund – Franciscan Skemp).

Raising money for: For families dealing with cancer (in the Winona Area)

Project FINE

Project FINE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating the integration of ethnically diverse people into the local community.  We provide a variety of educational programs and services to help newcomers find and build a better life.  We also work closely with local businesses, organizations, service providers and established residents to promote an inclusive environment for all.  Funds raised will support the College Education Connection program, which helps high school students from immigrant and refugee families prepare for post-secondary education.

Raising money for: To support the College Education Connection program

Central Lutheran Church Child Care Center

The Central Lutheran Church Child Care Center is an ELCA faith-based is, nonprofit program. Our licensed program is open year round from 7:00am to 5:30pm.  The goal is to provide a Christ-centered learning, educational environment which offers hands on learning techniques, exploration & growth, MN approved Creative Curriculum, and positive, prosocial behavior guidance methods. Cultural, racial, social and lifestyle differences will be respected and celebrated.

Raising money for: Security System, Commercial Kitchen equipment and new daycare equipment

Winona Volunteer Services

Winona Volunteer Services is a non-profit service provider and advocate working to improve the quality of life in our community. Our mission is to secure and distribute food, clothing, information, referrals, and emergency assistance in a respectful and dignified manner to people in need.

Raising money for: A New Food Truck

Live Well Winona

Empowerment Through Lifestyle Improvement

Live Well Winona partners with many organizations and programs in the community in order to facilitate new health initiatives. With a mission to engage the Winona community in a culture of health and wellness improvement through lifestyle changes, this non-profit organization strives to provide community members with the right health resources to affect positive change in themselves and in our community. Live Well Winona intends to improve the health of the community by increasing awareness about healthy habits and encouraging lifestyle improvement.

Live Well Winona serves as a community health hub by connecting people with resources, volunteer opportunities, community events, and programs. Visit our website at www.livewellwinona.org to access even more opportunities to get involved. Please join us in our commitment to engage, enhance and enrich the lives of the Winona community through Healthy habits. Better lives.

Dr. Matt Broghammer will be dancing to raise funds for the start-up costs needed for a new community health coach program, which is a collaboration between Winona State University and Winona Health. Students will be trained to be the eyes and ears of a medical/clinical care team in the homes of patients. Students will help high-risk patients and community members follow a medical care plan by engaging them in their homes and keeping their hospital visits to a minimum.

Raising money for: Start-up costs needed for a new community health coach program

Red Cross

The American Red Cross is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.  This past year our chapter responded to 34+ house fires, assisted over 115 people with their emergency needs, handled 65 Service to the Armed Forces emergency communication cases, collected over 7200 units of blood, taught over 4000 community members lifesaving skills (CPR, First Aid, Water Safety, etc), had 5 canteens for emergency responders including a 9 day canteen at the river, and much more. We receive no government funding.   We are trained to be at our best when times are at their worst and we rely on the generosity of our volunteers and donors to help us carry out the mission of the American Red Cross. 

Raising money for: Funds will go towards local programs

Matty's Place

Family & Children's Center provides a continuum of innovative community-based behavioral and mental health services in Winona for children, families and individuals that are designed to strengthen families and promote individual well-being.  Proceeds from Dancing with the Winona Stars will support Matty's Place, a children's advocacy center where local community agencies work as a team to care for abused children and support families.  Matty's Place minimizes trauma for children, provides support for the entire family, and helps to coordinate a more efficient child abuse investigation. Goal = $10,000

Raising money for: To care for abused children and support families

Historical Society

MP and the History Hotties are dancing to support the Winona County Historical Society. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to be used to support the Society's irreplaceable collections. From the canoe that started Wenonah Canoe, to a Winona judge's pardon signed by Abraham Lincoln, to hundreds of thousands of photographs, the WCHS holds our history and shares our heritage with locals as well as visitors from all over the world!

Raising money for: To support the Society's irreplaceable collections


Winona Area Catholic Schools services children from 16 months through sixth grade. The proceeds from this event will provide financial assistance for families in need due to job loss or unforeseen family emergencies.

Raising money for: Financial assistance for families in need


Jefferson Elementary STEM school will be raising money for Experiential Learning. Experiential Learning will allow our students to connect more to the world around them. We will be using the funds to develop and construct an indoor classroom with a green screen for broadcasting and an outdoor classroom for teaching about environmental education.

Raising money for: Experiential Learning



This year, Evans will dance for the health and wellness of children in the Winona community with proceeds supporting enhancements in Winona Health’s Pediatric Department including a new bili-meter, a device that measures the degree of jaundice in newborn infants. Jaundice refers to the yellow color of the skin and whites of the eyes caused by excess bilirubin in the blood. Jaundice is a common condition in newborns, but if not detected and treated appropriately, it can lead to brain damage. Funds also go toward educational and developmental toys and games to keep children happy while waiting for an exam.

Raising money for: Enhancements in Winona Health’s Pediatric Department



Raising funds and awareness for the following local charities:

American Red Cross, Central Lutheran Church Daycare Center, HCO, Jefferson Elementary STEM School, LiveWell Winona, Matty's Place, Project FINE, Team Vogel vs. Cancer, WACS, Winhawks, Winona County Historical Society, Winona Health, Winona ORC, Winona Volunteer Services


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