40th Annual WBKR Christmas Wish By The Numbers
As you lay your head down on the pillow Christmas Eve just know that many little girls and boys in the tri-state will wake up with presents under the tree Christmas morning because of YOUR generosity!
WBKR Christmas Wish helped 2,142 children and 885 families this year because of YOU and your donations. The stories of those in need were sad in many cases and some letters were very uplifting, but all just wanted a bit of help this year for Christmas. There were tears, a lot of gratitude and many life lessons at the Christmas Wish office this year.
Over 8,000 toys were delivered and because of your generous donations, every child that wanted a bike, also got a bike this year!
Thank you Meijer, Big Lots, Rite Aid, Ollie's Bargain Outlet and Toys for Tots for your special help this year.
Beds and bedding were also donated and delivered when possible. Thanks to Bobby Wilson Furniture for helping with some of those requests.
Roofing was donated when needed. Thanks to Ohio Valley Roofing for your generosity.
Heating units were repaired when required. We appreciated Hayes Mechanical Heating who stepped up in a pinch and donated time and services when needed.
Thank you to all of our volunteers who put in so many hours to make Christmas Wish happen year after year! A super special thanks to the volunteers from US Bank Home Mortgage!
I'd also like to take a moment to thank these fine businesses for everything they donated to make the 40th Annual Christmas Wish a big success!
Towne Square Mall – Use of Space & Holiday Decor
Greenwell Chisholm Printing Company – Beautiful Office Signage
Bako’s Party Rentals –Tables & Chairs
RiverPark Center – Pole & Drape
Lang Office Equipment – Use of Copy Machine
Green River Appliance & Furniture – Freezer and Fridge
Office Equipment Company – Office Chairs for Volunteers
Kimberly-Clark Paper Co – Paper Products for Donations
Coca Cola Bottling Company in Owensboro – Drinks for Volunteers
Swedish Match Co – Boxes for Food Donations
Daviess County Pork Producers – Pork Burgers for Donation
Food for Volunteers: Fetta Specialty Pizza & Spirits, Chick-fil-A, Bee Bop's, Salsarita's Fresh Cantina, Lucky Leaf Irish Pub and Eatery
Henderson Chevrolet, Buick, GMC –Satellite Studio Sponsor
We'll see you next year for the 41st Annual Christmas Wish. Merry Christmas and we appreciate all of you and your commitment to the cause!