|Donations help provide clothes|
Donations to Warm The Children, a program to provide winter clothing to qualified families and sponsored by the Vilas County News-Review, have been steadily coming in and now reached approximately 37% of its fundraising goal of $55,000, according to News-Review Publisher Kurt Krueger.
“To date we have been able to send approximately 440 children shopping,” commented program coordinator Sharina Adams. “Applications are still coming in, and we anticipate at least an additional 110 children will be served.
“Those of us who live in the North Woods know that the recent spell of mild weather is not the norm for this time of year,” Adams continued. “Children will need warm winter clothing soon.“Every cent received goes to purchase warm winter clothing for area children. The News-Review picks up all administrative fees and every donation, no matter how large or small, is greatly appreciated,” she said.
For more information about the program or to become a volunteer shopper, contact Adams at (715) 479-4421. Donations may be dropped off at the News-Review office at 425 W. Mill St., mailed to P.O. Box 1929, Eagle River, WI 54521, or made online at vcnewsreview.com.
In addition to many anonymous donors, donations were received Nov. 8-14 from residents in the following communities:
Dennis and Shirley Baillargeon and Conover Lions Club.
Anne’s Woolens, Cathy and Richard Bloom, Donald DeCastaker, Roger and Janis Gerds, Dennis Gother and Nancy Mayer, Gail and Barb Gould, Lou Gremban, Greg and Sue Herfindahl, Ruth Hibbard, Mark and Rita Krupka, K&M Services of Eagle River, Ron and Patty LaMarche in memory of Marion Groff, Lions Club of Eagle River, Dick and Jerri Nixon, Paul and Marge Noel, Lowell and Mary Petersen, Robert Sambs, Schattner Construction Services, Schilleman Bus Service of Eagle River, Steve and Josie Silber, Jan and Dave Tidmarsh, Vilas County Fair Board, John and Sue Younker, and George and Barbara Zima.
Land O’ Lakes
Jim and Jean Reiels.
Jerry and Cathy Grady, and Tom and Melody Olson.
Lee and Sharon Holthaus, Audrey Lehner, Bob and Judy Schell, and Debbie and Jim Schumaker.
Randy and Sue Pucek, John and Charlene Roberts, and Karl and Claudia Wittmann.
Other Wisconsin cities
Scott and Julie Girard, Madison; Ken and Marty Turner, Marinette; Joe and Faye Maschke, Merrill; Mark Chisholm, Plymouth; and Lolita Kachel, Whitewater.
Christopher and Lois Curran, Darien, Ill.; Roy and Dorothy Halvorsen, Mt. Prospect, Ill.
|Tuesday, November 19, 2013 2:12 PM|