The 44th Annual WBKR Christmas Wish program is in the books. This record-breaking season revealed just how many families are suffering, and how committed our community is to help ease their pain after a not-so-merry year.

Barb Birgy/WBKR

The 44th Annual WBKR Christmas Wish program was a challenging season to say the least. Faced with COVID restrictions and the need to keep everyone safe, the sheer amount of letters that flowed in every day, low income families struggling during this pandemic holiday season and fundraising efforts halted. Many challenges indeed, but as a community we persevered. Because of your efforts this season, 7,404 children received presents under the tree and a feast on the table. That's over 30,000 gifts delivered from Santa!

Barb Birgy/WBKR

Now, as you continue celebrate the holiday season just know that many precious girls and boys in the tri-state woke up with presents under the tree because of YOUR generosity. Families with real struggles and need. Let's take a look back at this record shattering Christmas Wish season and pat yourself on the back for a job well done!

If you see any owners or employees of these businesses please say thank you on behalf of the community. They make Christmas Wish possible and we're so grateful!

Towne Square Mall – Use of Space & Holiday Decor
Greenwell Chisholm Printing Company – Beautiful Office Signage
Bako’s Party Rentals –Tables & Chairs
Lang Office Equipment – Use of Copy Machine
Green River Appliance & Furniture – Freezer and Fridge
Home City Ice – Use of Large Freezer
Alexander & Company CPAS PSC – Tax Service
A Special Event Rental in Owensboro – Pole & Drape
Coca Cola Bottling Company in Owensboro – Drinks for Volunteers
Swedish Match Co – Boxes for Food Donations
Prairie Farms – Milk for Food Baskets
Perdue Farms – Chickens for Fundraiser
Pak Mail Owensboro - Discounted Storage Units
eCig Soure - Warehouse Storage
Lonnie Nave's Service Co, Inc
Diamond Lake Resort
Tony's Golf Carts & Parts

Our volunteers work so many tireless hours and it's amazing that these fine folks feed them through the season. Please thank them for supporting the Christmas Wish volunteers and the mission. Chick-fil-A Owensboro, Salsarita's Fresh Mexican Grill, Firehouse Subs, Raising Cane's, Great Harvest and new this year, Penguin Point and Papa Grande Mexican Restaurant. The food was delicious!

Thank you to Henderson Chevrolet Buick GMC for sponsoring the Christmas Wish Satellite Studio.

A Look Back at the 2020 Christmas Wish Season