Holiday Giving Calendar
Holiday Giving Calendar
Send info to Lynn Greene, firstname.lastname@example.org. Include name of drive, collection sites, items needed and dates to donate.
-- Santa Paws: Pet Food for Fines, through Sun., Dec. 30: Help the homeless animals at Lakeland Animal Shelter and reduce your overdue fines at the Aram Public Library. During the month of December, the library, 404 E. Walworth Ave., Delavan, will collect pet food (both canned and dry) and clay cat litter for the animal shelter. In exchange for your donation, the library will reduce your overdue fines. This program does not apply to fees for lost or damaged items.
-- Burlington Cares food drive through Mon., Dec. 31: Bring your nonperishable food items or monetary donations to the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce, City or Town of Burlington Administration office or Love Inc., Help keep the Love Inc. food pantry shelves stocked. To volunteer or for more information, call the chamber, (262) 763-6044.
-- Donate new hats, scarves and gloves and nonperishible food items through Dec. 31: Support the Delavan community by donating cold-weather accessories for local school children and food for the Delavan Food Pantry. Drop off at Community Bank, 820 E. Geneva St., Delavan. (262) 728-2265
-- Operation Burlington Cares food drive, through 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
-- Lake Geneva Public Library Giving Tree mittens, hats and scarves collection, through Wed., Jan. 3: The Lake Geneva Public Library Board of Trustees invites the community to provide warmth and comfort to needy individuals in Lake Geneva by donating winter accessories. New or hand-knit donations of all sizes for men, women, and children of all ages are appreciated. The items will be distributed to local charities. Receipts for tax purposes are available on request. (262) 249-5299.
-- Fill the food pantry shelves collection, 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
-- People and pet food collection ongoing: Drop off your nonperishable people and pet food for the Elkhorn Food Pantry to help feed area families and the pets they love. Drop items off at the Elkhorn Veterinary Clinic, 205 E. O’Connor Drive, Elkhorn. (262) 723-2644
-- 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
-- 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.