OnMilwaukee is happy to partner with the Milwaukee Women's Center this holiday season on a new campaign called "Silent Nighties." The name is fun, but the mission is serious: we want to collect hundreds of nightgowns / sleepwear for the women supported by the shelter.
The Milwaukee Women's Center is an emergency shelter that assists more than 250 local women every year with housing and addiction recovery, according to the volunteer coordinator Jeri Kavanaugh.
New nightgowns for all seasons and in all sizes are needed – from Small to XXLarge – because often the women arrive without an overnight bag.
So how can you help? It's easy peasy. Just go to Amazon or a seller of your choice, pick out a nightgown / sleep set (or two or three!) and have them delivered here:
Penny Dixon Milwaukee Women’s Shelter
3025 W. Mitchell St.
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Here's to sweeter dreams for all in 2021!
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.