THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!
2022 TOYS FOR TOTS CAMPAIGN HELPS MORE THAN 1,000 AREA CHILDREN
With the help of local businesses and residents, the 2022 Central Wisconsin Electric Cooperative (CWEC) Toys for Tots campaign helped bring joy this Christmas to more than 1,000 area children.
For more than 15 years CWEC has partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to organize a Toys for Tots campaign in the CWEC service area. Through the campaign, CWEC provides help to area families in need by supplying donated toys to the families, so they can give their children Christmas presents.
Toy donations were collected at more than 30 area businesses in the CWEC service area. Monetary donations were also collected, which were used to purchase toys. With those donations, roughly 2,500 toys, 150 books, and 650 stocking stuffers were distributed to area children.
“Once again area residents and businesses were generous with their donations to our Toys for Tots campaign,” said Bert Lehman, Toys for Tots coordinator and member relations specialist for CWEC. “The success of the campaign wouldn’t be possible without that generosity.”
Children in need in western Waupaca County (including Iola-Scandinavia and Manawa school districts), northern Portage County (including Rosholt School District), southern Marathon County (including Wittenberg-Birnamwood School District), and western Shawano County (including Tigerton and Bowler school districts) were part of the campaign.
The success of the campaign was also aided by the involvement of departments at the co-op.
“It is a privilege and very rewarding to be able to bring a little more joy to area families during the Christmas holiday,” Lehman said.