Holiday Giving Calendar
Send info to Lynn Greene, firstname.lastname@example.org. Include name of drive, collection sites, items needed and dates to donate.
-- Fill the food pantry shelves collection, Nov. 15 through Jan. 3: The Animal Medical Center of Whitewater, 12524 E. County Highway N, Whitewater is a drop off location for donations of nonperishable food items for people and pets. Items will help stock the shelves of the Whitewater Food Pantry. Drop off your donation and receive a 10 percent on purchases or services for the day. (262) 473-5800
-- Whitewater Cares collection for charity, Nov. 30 through Dec. 7: Businesses in Whitewater will be collecting items for area organizations. The SweetSpot Cafe, 226 W. Whitewater St. is collecting hats, mittens and scarves and Studio 84, 121 W. Center St. is collecting new art materials for the Walworth County Holiday Care Program. GMA Printing, 136 W. Main St., Binning & Dickens Insurance, 329 W. Center St. and the Robin’s Nest, 165 W. Main St. are collecting nonperishable food items for the Whitewater Food Pantry. Dale’s Booter, 155 W. Main St., is coollecting new and gently worn footwear for Soles4Souls. Hamilton House Bed & Breakfast, 328 W. Main St., is collecting new and gently used kitchen items (pots, pans, utensils, bake ware) for the Bethel House which provides assistance to homeless families with children.
-- Christmas for the Kids drive, through Nov. 30: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Maurices at Delavan Crossings, 2121 E. Geneva St., Delavan: Collection of nonperishable food; household cleaning supplies; wrapping paper; cookie tins; new, unwrapped gifts including toys, books, clothing, sports equipment, outerwear etc. For each donation, people will receive a coupon for 20 percent off any one regular-priced maurices item. (262) 728-2589
-- The Collegiate DECA club is holding a food drive, toy drive and winter clothing drive from Nov. 28 through Dec. 17: People may bring their nonperishable food along with new toys and gently used winter wear such as jackets, boots, hats, gloves and scarves for all ages to Gateway Technical College, 400 County Road H, Elkhorn. There will be bins inside each building.
-- Walworth-Fontana Rotary Club collecting donations for Food Basket Distribution project: This year the club is in need of a $50 sponsorship for each basket. Make checks payable to Walworth-Fontana Rotary Foundation Inc., PO Box 368, Walworth WI 53184. For more information, contact chairperson Pamela Knorr at (262) 275-6896, ext. 204 or via email, pam.knorr @walworth.k12.wi.us
-- The Walworth County Sunday News food and toy drive now is collecting donations of unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 14. In past years, donations have gone to local groups such as the Twin Oaks Homeless Shelter in Darien. Donations can be dropped off weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the CSI Media office of Walworth County Sunday located at 120 Wright St., Delavan. For more information call (262) 728-3424.
-- Thanksgiving meal donations needed: The Elks provide a free Thanksgiving dinner for anyone who needs it or is alone on Nov. 22. Donations of frozen turkey, prepared pies, canned yams, cranberry sauce, bagged sage stuffing, butter, cash or grocery cards to Piggly Wiggly are needed. Write “Thanksgiving donation” in memo area of your check and mail to Walworth-Lakeland Elks, 627 S. Second St., Delavan WI 53115. Call (262) 749-4621 or (262) 745-9473.
-- Holiday Care program collection of new toys and clothing for children and money to purchase gift certificates for food, ongoing: Last year, this program served 637 families with 1,105 children. Drop off donations to Department of Health and Human Services Center, attention Holiday Care, W4051 County Highway NN, Elkhorn. Mail donations to Walworth County Holiday Care, Dept of Health and Human Services, PO Box 1005, Elkhorn, WI 53121. (262) 741-3246
--Fall Food Drive, Oct. 29 - Nov. 21: Bring a minimum of three nonperishable food items to be entered in a drawing to win a Phillips Sonicare toothbrush. Especially needed: peanut butter, canned meats for the Walworth County Resource Center and Food Pantry. Deliver to Whitewater Family Dentistry, 301 W. Main St., Whitewater.
--Mitten (and hats and scarves) drive, through Nov. 26: The Page Turners book club of Matheson Memorial Library are collecting hats, mittens and scarves for babies, kids, teens and adults at the library, 101 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn. The items will be distributed through the Elkhorn Area School District and the St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church.
-- Coat and money drive, through Nov. 18: New or gently worn, cleaned coats or jackets and monetary donations collected for Native Americans in South Dakota. Bruce Hansen, of Elkhorn, has been delivering coats and donations to the reservations in the Dakotas for 13 years. Drop off your donations to the UU Church of the Lakes, 319 N. Broad St., Elkhorn or contact Hansen at (262) 903-0869 or email@example.com.
-- Support our troops, ongoing: The Support Our Troops Committee/ American Legion is looking for donations of baseball/softball gloves and balls to be sent to troops with ties to Walworth County who are deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Items can be deposited in drop boxes in front of Legion posts in East Troy, Delavan and Lake Geneva. (262) 203-2129 or (262) 248-8400.
-- Toys 4 Tots, Nov. 23-Dec. 2: Bring new unwrapped toys and receive 20 percent off purchase, Posh Threads, Consignment, 148 Fontana Blvd., Fontana. (262) 275-2707
-- Operation Burlington Cares food drive, Nov. 16 to Dec. 31: Burlington wants to make sure their neighbors have food on their table. Help stock the shelves at Love Inc. by dropping off your donations at the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce, city or town of Burlington administration office or at Love Inc. (262) 763-6044