Last Updated January 19, 2010


Porcupine Auction
The major fundraising effort is done annually at the Circles of Life conference.  This is the annual porcupine auction, where businesses and individuals donate items that are than auctioned off to raise funding for the scholarship fund.  Annually this event raises an average of $4,000 that is used in direct scholarships.

Scrubby Sales
Ruby Shaw learned how to make scrubbies several years ago.  She would donate them to non profit organizations to sell to raise money for their causes.  Her sister Jesse McDowell, prior to her death, would make scrubby holders.  These scrubbies became so popular that Ruby would make them and her son John would market them using the fund raised for the scholarship fund.  Over the past several years thousands of dollars have been raised by the sale of scrubbies and scrubby holders.  In 2004 Jeanne (Shaw) Roberts started to donate hand made ear rings to sell and raise money for the scholarship fund.  There have been many hundreds of dollars raised through the sale of earings as well.

Private Donations
Many individuals, corporations and organizations have donated to the Elsie Shaw Parent Scholarship fund over the years.  For a listing please go to the donors page.

Elsie Shaw Parent Scholarship Fund
Supporting Wisconsin Families of Children & Youth with Disabilities Since 1999.