During the 2016 Christmas season, our non-profit faith-based organization, with the public’s generosity, helped to make it a much brighter Christmas for thousands of families living in poverty locally. 

Funds collected during the Christmas campaign also help out with year round social service programs such as an Emergency Food Pantry along with a Noon Feeding program.

Last December some 7,173 individuals in need received Christmas assistance which toys distributed for children in need along with books and puzzles, Thanks to WBAY TV, Cumulus Broadcasting 4,609 coats along with hats, scarfs and mittens helped to make the Wisconsin winter warmer in an effort supported by Gunderson Cleaners, Fox Communities Credit Union, Papa Murphy's Pizaa and Ultimart.  Toys and more toys! Overall a total of 4,227 children in the Fox Cities recieved toys and other gifts for Christmas day.  Christmas food baskets also were provided to 219 households in the Valley.

The public also sponsored 440 households (1,962 individuals) during the annual Adopt-A-Family program supported by The Appleton Post-Crescent along with are churches, corporations, organizations, groups and individuals.  Last Christmas 1,261 children and 701 adults benefited from the Adopt-A-Family program here in the Fox Cities. Such amazing support. Thank you!

Toy distribution was again supported by the United States Marine Corps Reserve “Toys for Tots” program along with the Home Builders Association of the Fox Cities helping to collect new toy donations from the public.Thanks to all for helping to put a smile on a young child’s face! At Christmas 11,619 toys went to children in need along with 22,545 games, puzzles, books and stocking stuffers.

All of which was made possible by such a caring and generous community. THANK YOU FOX CITIES !

To see the results of our amazing 2016 Red Kettle Match days in the Fox Cities match day totals here.