Lifting Families One Meal at a Time

Lifting Families One Meal at a Time

Stella's Shooting Stars

The Stella's Shooting Stars program connects volunteer meal-providers with families receiving in-patient care at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. 


Stella’s Shooting Stars Program is named to honor the memory of Stella Mae Polster, a beautiful baby girl, who, after arriving six weeks early to this world at only 1 pound 14 ounces, passed away after a brave and fierce six-month fight. This program celebrates not only the continued blessings of Stella’s memory but also the heroic battle of her family, Tracy Broekman (mother), Brian Polster (father), Lillian June (sister), and Caeden (brother).  Amidst fiercely supporting their angel warrior, this family shared their story on one of the Love + Lift KidsCycle facebook pages, opening themselves up to the Love + Lift community and accepting the resulting outpouring of love and support.  It is their bravery, vulnerability, and grace in sharing their battle with the community that paved the road on which they could receive needed support. 

In this family’s honor, the Stella’s Shooting Stars Program functions as the road between families and community members—matching identified needs with those who seek to fulfill them through acts of kindness and support.  This Program simply acts as the conduit, as we have found that our city is filled with people who want to help but often do not know who is in need and what is needed. 

Families wishing to be matched with a volunteer to schedule a meal delivery at CHW main campus may complete the below application form.

Want to volunteer for the program? Great! You can find the “Volunteer” button at the bottom of the page.