Community Outreach

Coats For Kids

This year has certainly been challenging and unpredictable for all of us! We are conducting our 30th annual “Coats for Kids” campaign. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, we need to keep in mind those families who have been especially impacted this year and may truly be in need this coming winter. This year, due to COVID-19, we are accepting NEW COATS ONLY. We are unable to accept used coats. The greatest need is for CHILDREN’S coats. The Salvation Army will distribute these new coats to Sheboygan County residents who would otherwise go without.

 

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Handling The Holidays

We realize that each year for many of you, this may be the first holiday season without a family member or close friend… and it is hard to imagine the holidays being happy.

Each year we host our “Handling the Holidays” program at a location comfortable for anyone to attend. Our featured speaker, Richard J. Obershaw, is a nationally recognized Grief Therapist and Founder of the Grief Center in Lakeville, MN. He has more than 30 years of specialized grief therapy experience and lectures across the United States. In a relaxed casual atmosphere, he blends gentle humor with practical advice on how to cope, new ways to participate in the holiday celebrations and how to memorialize a loved one. At the conclusion of the program each year, we have a candle lighting ceremony in honor and memory of our loved ones. Anyone in the community that would like to attend this complimentary program is warmly welcome.

Lending Library

Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home has updated helpful material in our Lending Library located in the Family Resource Center. We bring our library to Sheboygan as a part of our commitment to community outreach. We feel strongly in our responsibility to share our expertise so as to better educate the community.

Our library contains more than one hundred and fifty books, videos, brochures and pamphlets on issues of loss in our daily lives. Literature and videos can be checked out for a month at a time. Simply visit our library between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. Our library includes materials on the following subjects: loss and grief situations connected with the death of a family member, co-worker or friend; suicide, AIDS, SIDS, prenatal loss, divorce, and readjustment to life after abuse.

We also extend an invitation to individuals in our schools, churches, hospitals and civic groups to tour our funeral home. Our tours provide the opportunity to learn firsthand about funeral service in our society today.

Lending Library Resources

Memorial Garden

Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home has created a memorial garden with flag pole to honor all Sheboygan County men and women who bravely served the United States during both peacetime and war. On Memorial Day, Friday, May 30, 2003, we dedicated this area at South Twelfth Street and Spruce Court. Dignitaries in attendance were: State Senator Joe Leibham, The Honorable James Schramm Mayor of Sheboygan, Alderman Daniel Berg and the City of Sheboygan Police Honor Guard. More than fifty veteran honorees representing area Veteran of Foreign Wars Posts were in attendance. An Invocation was given by Deacon Michael Burch, Parish Director of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church.

Representatives of the United States Army and United States Navy conducted the Military Honors. This detail was supplied by the Military Honors Program through the Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs.