Letter of gratitude to ARC donors:

Assistance & Resource Center, Inc. has been overwhelmed by the unprecedented generosity shown to ARC by both local donors and regional/national grant funders and foundations.  So many of our community households have been impacted by the stresses of the unknown as we all travel through this unplanned journey known as COVID-19.  For current clients and for numerous potential future client households, the financial challenges they are/will face are real and will be with them for some time.  Your gifts given during this time will be shared with those in need.  As is the ARC policy, all requests for help are verified and in a timely manner, actual financial support is directed to the landlord, utility provider, car repair shop, etc. on behalf of the client.  Ninety eight cents of every dollar received by ARC is given out in client assistance.

We thank you for your financial gifts as well as the confidence you have shown in Assistance & Resource Center, Inc. as a provider of care, compassion, and help during this critical time of need.

On behalf of the ARC Board of Directors,

Sharon Schulze, Board Chair
Assistance & Resource Center (ARC)
P.O. Box 223
River Falls, WI 54022

Underlying the entire mission of ARC is the continued generosity of area churches, providing financial & spiritual support, staff assistance and facility use. Thank you!​  Providers/vendors in both communities (utilities, landlords, car repair shops, grocery stores, etc.) help ARC meet client needs by their willingness to work with the client and ARC through challenging and often stressful situations. Thank you!


  • Hugh J. Andersen Foundation
  • First National Bank of River Falls
  • Viola E. Lundeberg Trust
  • UWRF Bowls for Hope
  • River Falls Garden Club
  • Edina Realty, River Falls
  • Otto Bremer Trust
  • WESTconsin Credit Union
  • Green Bay Packer Foundation
  • Red Wing Shoes Foundation
  • Allina Health
  • American Family Insurance
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  • CM Tap & Table
  • Spartan Nash (local Family Fresh receipts)
  • AnnMarie Foundation
  • Henkel Corporation
  • Mei Mei's Cookies
  • St. Croix Electric Cooperative
  • Knights of Columbus, River Falls
  • St. Croix Electric Cooperative
  • Kwik Trip
  • River Falls Forever Fund of RFCF
  • Vanguard Charitable
  • Whole Earth Market Co-op
  • Turnkey Corrections
  • St. Croix Valley Natural Gas
  • River Falls Cruisin' For A Cause
  • UWRF Marketing Communications Dept.
  • River Falls State Bank
  • River Falls Sunshine Fund
  • St. Croix Valley Foundation
  • Power of 100 Women River Falls
  • River Falls Community Fund
  • River Falls Lions Club
  • Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
  • Truist
  • Individual Donors
  • Alice Lindquist Family Trust
  • United Way St. Croix Valley

Your donation makes a difference.  In 2020, $.98 of every dollar donated went back to the community.  We do not have any paid staff.  We appreciate employer matching funds donated to ARC!


WESTconsin Credit Union

Thank you to the team at WESTconsin Credit Union!

2020 Co-op
Whole Earth Market Co-op

Thank you to the team at Whole Earth Market Co-op!

Commom Man Tap & Table
Common Man Tap & Table

A generous donation from local restaurant Common Man Tap & Table located in Ellsworth, WI.

River Falls Community Fund

$1,000 received from the River Falls Community Fund!

Turnkey Corrections

A recent donation from Turnkey Corrections. Thank you!

United Way St. Croix Valley

United Way St. Croix Valley recently donated $3,500!

RFMU 2021 Donation
River Falls Municipal Utility

$5,000 received for crisis assistance

Mei Mei's Coffee for a Cause
Mei Mei's Coffee for a Cause

Mei Mei's Cookies recently donated proceeds from their Coffee for a Cause efforts

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Power of 100 Women, River Falls

ARC received a donation of $15,250 from the Power of 100 Women, River Falls. Powerful!   

Allina Health 2018
Allina Health

$2,500 received from Allina Health!  Great! 

Dicks Fresh Market Partners June 2017
Dick's Fresh Market

Dick's Fresh Market is a community partner

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Family Fresh Receipts

$1,000 from Family Fresh! Your receipts make a difference.  A great community program!  8/2018

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First National Bank of River Falls

The First National Bank of River Falls' generous donation of $2,250 makes a difference in our community!

Edina 2021
Edina Realty, River Falls

A recent donation from Edina Realty. Thank you!

Pierce Pepin Donation
Pierce Pepin Cooperative

Operation Round Up is a valuable community program.  Thank you!

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Garden Club, River Falls

Thank you to the Garden Club of River Falls for $1,000. Feb. 2018

The 7th Annual Bowls for Hope, a benefit for St. Croix Valley Charities. This year, the event raised money for Assistance and Resource Center (ARC). Bowls were made in ceramic, pottery, fibers, wood and glass studio classes at UW-River Falls, River Falls High School, Meyer Middle School, the Renaissance Academy, or by area artists. Photo by Hailey Smith
Bowls For Hope, UWRF

ARC was the 2015 Bowls for Hope Recipient

Holiday Cup Juniors 2016
Holiday Cup Fundraiser, Dr. Bonko's UWRF MarComm Class

Dr. Bonko's MarComm students have proven to be generous contributors to ARC. 

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Green Bay Packers

Chairwoman, Sharon Schulze, accepting our grant from the Green Bay Packers

Fighting Fish June 2017
River Falls Fighting Fish

Enjoying a Fighting Fish Game, 2017

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Express Employment

A donation from Express Employment Professionals in River Falls, WI!

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River Falls Cruisin for a Cause

The 8th annual Cruisin for a Cause raised over $8,000 for ARC!