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Our inspiration

The work we do was inspired by Emily Eaton. Everyone was important to Emily, whether she knew them or not. She saw the best in every person she met and had a real gift for reaching out to total strangers with genuine caring and compassion. Emily’s Path is a way for each of us to follow her path in life and carry forward her wonderful spirit of caring for others.

Meet Emily

Cultivating happiness

Emily’s Path is dedicated to bringing happiness to children who are facing challenges in their lives.  There are many systems, programs and organizations to take care of a child’s basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter and medical care.  But sometimes there is a gap in providing for another fundamental human need:  Happiness.  That’s where we come in. 

Our mission

You reap what you sow

Small things mean so much to a child.  A favorite toy.  A trip to a waterpark.  Summer camp.  Those are the memories that weave the fabric of one’s childhood.  Unfortunately, there are many children for whom happiness is an elusive thing.  Take a walk down Emily’s Path.  You may discover that those who bring happiness into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. 

Read about some of our projects

“People will forget

what you said,

people will forget

what you did,

but people will never forget

how you made them feel.”


Given to help children
Approximate number of cookies eaten because of us
Portion of donations used for charitable purposes


Together we make all the difference

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Thanks to your generous support (and the hard work of our volunteer shoppers,

Christmas for 33!!!

Emily's Path is sending out special thanks to Andrea McNeece, whose superpower is

Your support makes a difference!

Just a little reminder that your support of Emily's Path truly makes a difference

Wausau West Raises over $6,000 for Emily’s Path

The Wausau West Class of 2015 has an angel smiling over them tonight



Venture down Emily’s Path and give a child something to smile about.