Waushara Holiday Project seeks donations


Organizers of the Waushara Holiday Project are asking community members to help spread cheer in a year filled with challenges. The group is currently accepting new, unwrapped toys to be gifted to children whose families may be struggling to make these holiday purchases on their own. Families of nearly 350 children have already signed up for the project. The deadline for applications is Nov. 30.


Toys and gifts for children ages 0-18 are being accepted. Donations are requested for delivery by Nov. 30, so family gifts can be assembled. Contact Angie at 920-787-6550 to coordinate drop off of items for the Waushara Holiday Project. Toys for Tots is assisting. Toys for Tots locations include: the Waushara Argus, Thrivent Financial, Cottage Motors, Hometown Bank, Wausau Homes, Ellickson Agency, Lifequest, Cell Plus, Ace Hardware and the Waushara County Courthouse.

Those wishing to make a monetary donation can do so by sending a check payable to Waushara Holiday Project c/o Waushara County Food Pantry at 220 N Oakridge Ct, Wautoma, WI 54982.

The Waushara Holiday Project will distribute holiday food and toys for Waushara County residents on Friday, Dec. 11, at the Waushara County Fairgrounds. Appli-cations can be requested by contacting the Waushara County Department of Human Services at 920-787-6550 or 920-787-6600; visiting the Waushara County website at https://www.co.waushara.wi.us and searching Waushara Holiday Project or completing the on-line application at https://tinyurl.com/wausharaholidayproject.  The application deadline is Nov. 30.


The Waushara Holiday Project is being coordinated by the Waushara Food Pantry, the Waushara Prevention Council, Inc. and the Waushara County Department of Human Services with support of community groups and businesses throughout Waushara County. To learn more, contact Jan at 920-787-6600 jan.novak@co.waushara.wi.us or Angie at 920-787-6550 angie.konieczski@co.waushara.wi.us .