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Angel Awards

Angel Award Winners

CCC established the annual Angel Awards in 2006 to recognize those in the community who, through special acts of generosity, further the CCC mission of helping families celebrate a more joyful Christmas. These are our 2021 Angel Award recipients.

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Youth Award

Catholic Memorial High School National Honor Society

The CMH NHS has sponsored hundreds of children since 1999. In 2020, despite the challenges of the pandemic, energetic and dedicated students sponsored 30 children and donated $1600 in gift cards, which were shared with teenagers in our program. We are so grateful for the consistent generosity of CMH students and for the leadership of faculty advisers in inspiring them to give back to their community.

Community Group Award

Waukesha Sunrise Rotary Club

The Waukesha Sunrise Rotary Club has sponsored dozens of children for more than 10 years and has been a loyal cash donor since 2015. The generosity of club members has made a significant difference in the lives of many children whose families are struggling financially.

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Public Organization Award 

Waukesha Fire Department

The Waukesha Fire Department has sponsored 171 children since 2007. In 2015, firefighters  also donated $500 in gift cards that were shared with teenagers who were not sponsored. All Waukesha fire stations also serve yearly as toy donation sites and graciously display our red barrels for the community to drop off gifts.

Individual Award

Kara Moore

Kara works tirelessly to educate the staff and clients at the Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services about how CCC can be a benefit each season to those who are struggling financially. She works alongside CCC staff to refer and qualify families to our program. Kara is a dedicated community leader with a heart of gold.

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Rookie of the Year

Michelle Nehs

Michelle joined the office volunteer staff in fall of 2020 and wasted no time getting her hands dirty. She jumped right in, answering phone calls from clients and supporters, filling sponsorship requests, and helping to prepare for each of the three gift card giveaway events. She frequently came in early, stayed late and took on extra shifts. She knew the task this year was a big one and stepped up in a big way.

Previous Angel Award Winners

2019 Angel Awards

Community Organization:

   Mukwonago High School Community Group

Non-Profit Organization:

   Kindness for Kaden


   Jaiden Scherf 


   Holly Kritter 


2018 Angel Awards 


   Silly Willyz 


   Knit Wits at Ascension Lutheran Church in Waukesha

Youth Group:

   Waukesha West High School Ignition  


   Mary Rantala 


2017 Angel Awards 


   Dorner Manufacturing 


   Menomonee Falls Village Hall

Youth Group:

   Girl Scout Troop 6208 


   Peggy Hibbard 

2016 Angel Awards 


   Won-A-Go Biking 


   River Glen Christian Church

Youth Group:

   Poplar Creek Elementary School


   Mark and Beth Anne Krahn 

2015 Angel Awards 


   Advanced Disposal


   Brooklife Church

Youth Group:

   Brookfield Central High School Student Council


   Darin Taft

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