KQ98 Cares is a charity fund designed to give support and awareness to local non-profit organizations. Our mission is to highlight the good works happening locally. Each month, we’ll feature a different organization and how their service impacts the Tri-State area. KQ98 is proud to partner with the La Crosse Regional Airport to raise awareness and contribute financial support to these organizations with KQ98 Cares!


WE ALL KNOW THE WINTERS IN THE TRI-STATES CAN BE FULL OF SNOW AND SOMETIMES BE BRUTALLY COLD. CHILDREN IN OUR AREA NEED PROTECTION FROM THE HARSH CONDITIONS AND NOT EVERYONE CAN AFFORD PROPER WINTER GEAR. KQ98 AND THE LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT ARE TEAMING UP TO HIGHLIGHT CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF LA CROSSE AND THEIR […]

KQ98 CARES AND THE LACROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT ARE PROUD TO SUPPORT OUR VETERANS. WE WISH TO SAY THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND BRAVERY. WE ARE EXCITED FOR THE RETURN OF THE FREEDOM HONOR FLIGHTS THAT WILL FLY OUT OF LACROSSE IN SEPTEMBER ON THE 11TH AND ALSO IN OCTOBER ON THE 9TH! THAT’S TWO […]

THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF LA CROSSE IS OPEN AND READY TO SEE YOUR SMILING FACES! WITH THE PANDEMIC SUBSIDING YOU AND YOUR KIDS CAN GO VISIT THEM AND HAVE FUN WHILE LEARNING. YOU’LL NEED TO CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FOR RULES AND HOURS OF OPERATION. THE LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT AND MATTRESSES AND MORE IN WINONA […]

People battling cancer need support, and the best place to get that is from those around them in their community. Every year the Houston Area Cancer Support group raises funds for local patients and their families with an auction and a biscuits and gravy breakfast with all the funds staying LOCAL. The LaCrosse Regional Airport […]

The Anthony Fund was established in memory of Anthony Fimple as a tribute to his kind spirit, giving nature, and dedication to his community. Even though his life was cut short by violence, his example will live on through philanthropy in his name. Nature conservancy, feeding/sheltering the homeless, and assisting elders were important to Anthony, […]

Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Winona helps folks that have short term needs that can be met with the help of community volunteers. The group developed from Engage Winona after the early days of the Covid pandemic and has evolved in the last year. Neighbors Helping Neighbors has coordinated the creation of thousands of homemade masks […]

Since 2010 the La Crosse Area Veteran Mentor Program has been helping Veterans in need of support and health care and assisting them with finding and utilizing programs that support their return from active duty. LAVMP has been a great resource for veterans in our area. LAVMP is hosting the second Seasonal Bag Giveaway, a […]

Things aren’t completely back to normal and some families are still struggling to get back on their feet. The Winona Volunteer Services is celebrating 45 years of a caring network of dedicated volunteers and partners that secure and distribute food clothing and other resources in a dignified manner to people in need. March is Food […]

Capable Canines of Wisconsin, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that trains and places service dogs. They are dedicated to providing assistance and support to children and adults living with autism, seizures, diabetes, and physical disabilities. Capable Canines serves 5 states including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, and Michigan. If you would like to make a donation or […]

“This will give folks a place to sit and just be outside, or have their lunch”, said Lee Walraven with the La Crosse Family YMCA. The Y has an outdoor area with a community garden called The Community Food Forest. Community members can come pick fruits and veggies and learn more on how to grow […]

The holidays are a time for joy and happiness! Where can you find a park full of lights and happy people all around? At riverside park with Rotary Lights! KQ98 cares along with the La Crosse Regional Airport and Mattresses and More in Winona are supporting the 26th year of Rotary Lights and their display […]

Times are tougher than ever, and kids need our support more than ever before! KQ98 Cares along with the La Crosse Regional Airport and Mattresses and More in Winona want to encourage you to support the La Crosse Area Jaycees and their Toys For Tots drive this holiday season. There will be more families and […]

New Horizons Shelter & Outreach Centers provide safety and services to adults and families who have experienced domestic and sexual abuse. New Horizons is the only shelter within a 65-mile radius of La Crosse. But they’re more than a shelter. They have outreach services and can help victims of abuse, even if they’re not ready […]

Alzheimer’s isn’t waiting, and neither is the Alzheimer’s Association. You can participate in the 2020 walk to end Alzheimer’s to raise awareness and funds to support Alzheimer’s care and research. this year, the walk is virtual and it’s everywhere! KQ98 cares along with the La Crosse Regional Airport and Mattresses and More in Winona are supporting […]

Scouting is a great way for the youth of America from all walks of life to get out and enjoy nature and learn lifelong skills. KQ98 Cares and the La Crosse Regional Airport are sponsoring a hole at the 17th Annual Gateway Golf Outing For Scouting on August 17th. They have a “hole-in-one” contest to […]

Riding horses isn’t just fun, it’s therapeutic. KQ98 Cares and the La Crosse Regional Airport proudly recognize Thunder Rode Therapeutic Riding! Thunder Rode provides confidence building and rehabilitative training to individuals of all ages. With the help of their skilled instructors, they provide assistance to troubled youth, the disabled, and to veterans through equine experiences. […]

You may know that Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization helping families build and improve places to call home, but did you realize they offer special programs to improve the lives of veterans too? Habitat For Heroes is their initiative to assisting local veterans in skill development, interaction and support through volunteerism. In addition to […]

KQ98 Cares and the La Crosse Regional Airport proudly support the La Crosse Area Emergence Response Fund. You’ve probably heard about the fund, but you may still be unsure of how exactly how it benefits the community. The Fund is a joint partnership between the La Crosse Community Foundation and Great Rivers United Way. The […]

It’s been a crazy week for all of us! As we take extra precautions to prevent community spread of COVID-19, it’s clear that these measures will make things difficult for many to earn a living. Think of all the service industry workers who rely on tips as income and now find themselves in a position […]



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