Ways to Give @ the Library for the Holiday Season
It is the most wonderful time of the year! We truly hope it is for all of our library patrons and staff! Christmas songs are starting to play on the radio. Decorations are already up in people’s houses. Thanksgiving is a week away! Hanukkah is around the corner. Then there is Festivus for the rest of us! In the hustle and bustle of the season, do not forget that there are people in need.
The West Bend Library has several ways that you can participate in giving back to the community. These are simple opportunities to help folks in need to have a better holiday season. Remember that a little bit goes a long way!
Between now and December 4, stop by the library to fill out a holiday card for a local veteran. Help spread some cheer and make the season brighter for someone with a heartfelt message. The cards will be delivered to veterans in the West Bend area. We would like to thank the American Legion – Lt. Ray Dickup Post of West Bend for working with us on this endeavor!
Did you know that Fox6 Coats for Kids is back for its 35th season? They are inviting you to donate between now and Friday, December 5th here at the library. All sizes of coats are welcome and needed. That includes all sizes of children’s coats for the younger kids, and all sizes of adult coats for teens and older children. Each coat will be cleaned and distributed by the Salvation Army. Fox6 Coats for Kids can also accept online monetary donations. All the dollars raised will be used purchase NEW coats at wholesale prices. Visit www.fox6now.com for more information.
Food is super essential to help keep bellies full in winter. The library has a barrel from Full Shelf Food Pantry near the entrance for food donations. Grab a few extra items of non-perishable foods when you are at the store (pasta, canned soup, peanut butter, etc.) then drop it off at the library! The barrel will be here into the New Year and is located near the entrance of the library. Visit their website at https://fullshelffoodpantry.com/ for more information.
As always, we also have the Mitten Tree that will be on the first floor of the library starting Monday, December 2. Drop off any new mittens, either handmade or store-bought, through the month of December! Donations brought in prior to December 13 will be donated to the Gingerbread House. Help keep hands warm!
Thank you for your help. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season! Remember that even a little bit can go a long way!