Thankfulness! Looking Back at a Record Breaking 2022 Christmas Wish Season
This season revealed how many families are suffering and how committed our community is to help ease their pain. It's the season of giving, so let's look at everything that took place at Christmas Wish this year. You helped 1,940 less fortunate families celebrate the magic of the holiday season.
As you continue to celebrate the holiday season know that many precious girls and boys in the tri-state will wake up with presents under the tree because of YOUR generosity. The need was apparent for so many of our neighbors this season. It's been another challenging year, and so many are suffering.
THE 46TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS WISH SEASON COMES TO A CLOSE
'Tis the season to be jolly! Because of your efforts and generosity, 1,940 families received Christmas. Over 8,000 children had presents under the tree. 1,200 families had a Christmas meal on the table with a ham or turkey, and over 50,000 gifts were handed out this holiday season. It was a wild ride, but because of your help, we got it done.
CHRISTMAS WISH 2022 SPONSORS
If you see any owners or employees of these businesses please say thank you on behalf of the community. So many of you gave back this holiday season to give needy families a feeling of hope for the future. You make Christmas Wish possible and we're so grateful. It's because of you that Christmas Wish can run with minimum overhead.
We need to give a huge shout-out and thanks to the owners and stores at Towne Square North for their incredible generosity and commitment to supporting our mission. We filled every 10,000 square feet of space to run the mission.
Greenwell Chisholm Printing Company – Beautiful Office Signage
Bako’s Party Rentals –Tables & Chairs
Daviess County Pork Producers - Hams for Food Baskets
Green River Appliance & Furniture – Freezer and Fridge
Alexander & Company CPAS PSC – Tax Service
Kimberly Clark - Paper Products for Food Baskets
Swedish Match Co – Boxes for Food Donations
Lonnie Nave's Service Co, Inc
SignPros - Beautiful Banner
Schrecker Supply Company - Use of Parking Cones
Meijer - Donated Gift Cards to Help with Food
Kroger - Help with Food for Food Baskets
Five Below - Special Toy Orders & More
Walgreens, Walmart, Mega Replay, Big Lots, Ollie's, Bargain Hunt, Sam's Club - Make Shopping Easier
Our volunteers work so many tireless hours and it's fantastic that these fine folks feed them throughout the season. Please thank them for supporting the Christmas Wish volunteers and the mission. Chick-fil-A Owensboro, Lisa's Place Diner, Firehouse Subs, Arby's, Sam's Club Cafe', and Buffalo Wild Wings. The food was delicious and we thank you!
Thank you to Henderson Chevrolet Buick GMC for sponsoring the Christmas Wish Satellite Studio and for adopting needy families.
There were so many highs and lows, as so many were struggling just to get by. It was a year of heartache for many of our Kentucky neighbors. We were happy to make a small difference in their lives. Just know that we'll be thinking of you and praying for your family. Let's hope that 2023 only brings joy to your life. Thanks to SO many of you that brought joy to the lives of needy families through giving. #blessing