It comes as no surprise to us that many of our county partners do more than just record Deeds — they perform goodDEEDS. We thought it would be a great idea to share as many of these stories as possible. By doing so we hope to raise awareness of the various charities and organizations they contribute to. We want to build their momentum and effectiveness in achieving their very important goals.

We would like to recognize Ellen Schleicher, Register of Deeds, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, for her continued efforts and volunteer work with Rebuilding Together. Ellen was featured in the first goodDEEDS newsletter and continues to work with the local Rebuilding Together chapter in Sheboygan County. The organization works to provide assistance with rehabilitation and critical repairs to homes of low-income residents.

Ellen’s time with the chapter has allowed her to take on many different roles within the association. Specifically, she has worked as the chapter’s Volunteer Recruiter which requires her to seek out individuals willing to donate their time and energy. This year, Ellen worked to recruit 40+ volunteers for the annual Project Day. On April 28th, 2018, the group collectively replaced twelve windows, laid new interior room carpet, updated electrical wiring, and did extensive yard cleanup and landscaping.

Rebuilding Together is a national organization with over 200 affiliates across the country. Their main objective is to preserve affordable homeownership and to keep their inhabitants safe, warm and dry in those dwellings. Volunteers are able to take away the financial burden of major repairs by working together to complete these repairs for free.

In addition to working with Rebuilding Together, Ellen organized three craft/bazaar fundraiser events this year. The earned profits went towards local scholarships as well as local charities. As a result, they were able to offer five separate scholarships totaling $2250.00 and donate $7000.00 to six area charities which include: Meals on Wheels, Sheboygan County Children’s Abuse Fund, two domestic violence victim shelters and area food pantries.

We would like to thank Ellen for donating time to her community and for her contribution to Rebuilding Together.

If there is anyone in your office you feel would be a goodDEEDS candidate, please contact Alex Riggen by email,, or call him at 309-236-4822.