Girl Scout Troop 1592 Helps Brighten the Season For Local Kentucky Families in Need
There's so much need in the community, and this is why Girl Scout Troop 1592 holds their annual pancake breakfast fundraiser. Even at a young age, they understand how important it is to give back to those who need it the most.
It's been incredible watching these young ladies grow up over the last several years as they walk through the Christmas Wish Headquarters each season.
GIRL SCOUT TROOP 1592 PANCAKE BREAKFAST
On Saturday, December 3rd, 2022, many people stopped by to start the morning right with some fluffy pancakes, sausage, and a choice of milk, orange juice, coffee, or water. Some stopped by to eat in, or get an easy grab-and-go breakfast at Trinity Episcopal Church at 720 Ford Ave. in Owensboro. The girls asked for a $5 donation for Christmas Wish. They took those donations and purchased toys for little girls and boys in need this season. Santa Claus even showed up from the North Pole for photos, and for children to let him know what they want for Christmas this year. It was a wonderful day of eating while giving! Thank you, Girl Scout Troop 1592.
THE 46TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS WISH PROGRAM IS UNDERWAY
Once again, we're back at Towne Square North here in Owensboro. We're located between Big Lots and Buffalo Wild Wings in the shopping center. Thanks to the owners and stores at Towne Square North for their incredible generosity and commitment to supporting our mission. We're open Monday thru Friday from 9-6 and Saturday from 11-4. You can help ensure every child in the tri-state gets a visit from Santa.
OVER 1,600 CHRISTMAS WISH LETTERS RECEIVED TO DATE
Before we get to the hottest toys, the trend with this year's letters is alarming. 70% of the letter submissions are asking for clothes. 25% are asking for simple things like socks and underwear. Many are just asking for personal hygiene products. In my seven years as the director of Christmas Wish, this is the most requests I've seen. We offer new winter coats to any child that needs one but only supply clothing if we have some on hand. We focus more on toys for children and a Christmas meal for the family. If you can donate socks, underwear, or pajamas it would be greatly appreciated.
BECOME A CHRISTMAS WISH VOLUNTEER
Are you looking for a way to spread some holiday cheer? It's time to start a new holiday tradition and bring joy to families in need this holiday season. There are several volunteer opportunities for businesses, students, and families with Christmas Wish. Here's what's involved and how to sign up.
There's no better feeling than helping those in need this holiday season. Maybe you can't afford to adopt a family, drop off toys or make a monetary donation. Because times are tough, it's understandable. If you've always wanted to be involved with the Christmas Wish program, there are other ways you can help. You can always devote time by volunteering and helping those less fortunate.
HOW TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER?
We always need volunteers every season at Christmas Wish, but you may not know that each year we also have days or nights set aside for families/businesses (15 or more people) to come and help at Christmas Wish. Some will bring pizza and make it a fun outing. Business employees volunteer to bond. Everyone who volunteers wants to give back. Your efforts give over 5000 children an amazing Christmas morning.
If you have a business or family that would like to reserve a spot, we'd love to have you. Email Barb Birgy at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about open days/times to volunteer. Christmas Wish is a magical place to volunteer, and we can't wait to meet you there!
CHRISTMAS WISH MISSION
Since 1976 Christmas Wish has been “MAKING SURE EVERY CHILD IN THE TRI-STATE GETS A VISIT FROM SANTA”. You can make a huge difference in the lives of others and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas by giving back to those in need this holiday season.
If you're in need or know somebody that is, fill out your Christmas Wish Letter today. We'll be here to help. The deadline is Sunday, December 11th, 2022.