Cornerstone of Hope, a non-profit, Christian faith based organization, primarily serves the communities of Jefferson and Rock counties, as well as Dane, Green, and Walworth counties. Cornerstone of Hope exists to improve the quality of life for working-class families, veterans, and senior citizens in the low to middle-income bracket who wish to improve their lives and the lives of their children through better nutrition, safer living conditions, and affordable housing. They get their funding from a variety of sources, and firmly believe that wherever they raise their funds, that the funds stay strictly in that area. They also write grants and have multiple fundraising opportunities, as well as raising funds through their two resale stores, located in Fort Atkinson and Janesville.

Cornerstone of Hope has three primary projects, Produce for Pantries, new construction, and renovations. Produce for Pantries is primarily a summer based project which has individuals, businesses, and churches who all come together to build and install raised-bed gardens. They supply the frame, dirt, plants, and seeds, and ask in return that any unused produce be taken to their local food pantry. New construction consists of building homes for low-to middle-income families that make between 30 and 80 percent of the county median income. Their renovations cause helps senior citizens maintain living in their current homes, weatherization of homes, and code-compliant home repairs.

To assist in making a difference or for more information, visit www.csohwi.com or call (608) 754-1228.