The 45th annual WBKR Christmas Wish program is in the books. This season revealed just how many families are suffering and how committed our community is to help ease their pain. Let's take a look back at a very giving season.

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Barb Birgy/WBKR

As you continue to celebrate the holiday season just know that many precious girls and boys in the tri-state woke 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 trying to navigate the pandemic, and so many are suffering.

Because of your efforts and generosity, 1,628 families in need received Christmas. Over 5,000 children had presents under the tree. Around 1,200 families had a Christmas meal on the table, and over 25,000 gifts were handed out this holiday season.

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If you see any owners or employees of these businesses please say thank you on behalf of the community. They make Christmas Wish possible and we're so grateful!

Towne Square North / Garner Group – Use of Space
Greenwell Chisholm Printing Company – Beautiful Office Signage
Bako’s Party Rentals –Tables & Chairs
Pat Hayden Moving - Moved in/out of Christmas Wish Space
Lang Office Equipment – Use of Copy Machine
Daviess County Pork Producers - Hams for Food Baskets
Green River Appliance & Furniture – Freezer and Fridge
Home City Ice – Use of Large Freezer
Alexander & Company CPAS PSC – Tax Service
Coca Cola Bottling Company in Owensboro – Drinks for Volunteers
Swedish Match Co – Boxes for Food Donations
Prairie Farms – Milk for Food Baskets
eCig Source - Warehouse Storage
Lonnie Nave's Service Co, Inc
SignPros - Beautiful Banner (New)
Schrecker Supply Company - Use of Parking Cones (New)
Meijer - Donated Food Bags & Hosted Fundraiser
Kroger - Help with Food for Food Baskets
Five Below - Special Toy Orders & More

Our volunteers work so many tireless hours and it's amazing 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, Tropical Smoothie, Firehouse Subs, Raising Cane's, Donato's Pizza, Arby's, Sam's Club, Kentucky Legend 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 families in need.

Let's take a look back at this amazing Christmas Wish season and pat yourself on the back for a job well done!

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