Daviess County Fire Department Brings Christmas Joy to Area Children
The Christmas Wish holiday season kicked-off in Owensboro with a special check presentation from the Daviess County Fire Department. They hosted a golf scramble to raise money for those less fortunate in the community. Here's the exciting footage.
DAVIESS COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT CHECK PRESENTATION
"The Daviess County Fire Department has presented a record-shattering donation to Christmas Wish.
A total of $25,605.53 was raised through the Golf Scramble on September 8, 2023 at Ben Hawes Park.
All proceeds will support Christmas Wish, a non-profit providing hope to families in need around the holidays.
The main office is located at Towne Square North in the former Shoe Stop location near Big Lots.
Watch the check presentation with Barb Birgy of 92.5 The Country Station! WBKR."
How incredible that it set another fundraising record! We are so grateful for all these brave men and women do all year long to support the mission. We're also thankful for such a giving community. There wasn't a dry eye in the house at the Christmas Wish Headquarters when the donation was presented. It was just incredible.
Many local businesses stepped up to support the 2023 Golf Scramble, and we want to thank every single one of them. If you see anyone from the Daviess County Fire Department, please thank them for their support.
Below are the top toys that have been requested so far. Because we know what we've purchased throughout the year, I've added a note to let you know which items we are low on and need the most. Last year we handed out over 50,000 toys, hundreds of winter jackets, gloves/mittens, and hundreds of diapers to put it all in perspective.
MOST POPULAR TOYS ON KIDS' WISH LISTS THIS SEASON
ARTS & CRAFTS - (HOT)
AXE SETS/ADIDAS SETS FOR TEENS - (HOT)
BIGGER BABY DOLLS - (HOT)
BARBIES - (HOT)
BIKES (ANY SIZE) - (HOT)
BLUEY - (HOT)
BOARD GAMES - (HOT)
DINOSAURS - (HOT)
FORTNITE - (HOT)
HEADPHONES & GAMING HEADPHONES
HOT WHEELS - (HOT)
LEARNING TOYS - (HOT)
LEGOS - (HOT)
MY LIFE DOLLS - (HOT)
NERF GUNS - (HOT)
PAW PATROL - (HOT)
REMOTE CONTROL VEHICLES - (HOT)
TEEN ROOM DÉCOR
XBOX GAMES - (HOT)
CHRISTMAS WISH VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS NEEDED
Christmas Wish runs with a core group of volunteers who have supported the mission for 10 to 30 years. US Bank is a huge partner allowing employees to volunteer their time during the season. Over the years, many businesses have also jumped on board with “Giving Programs." There would be no Christmas Wish without the volunteers who devote their time.
If individuals or businesses would like to volunteer, they can email ChrsitmasWish@wbkr.com.
We’ll once again be located at Towne Square North in Owensboro. In the former Shoe Stop location by Big Lots. We're open Monday through Friday from 9-6 and on Saturday from 11-4.
Thanks to the owners and stores at Towne Square North for their incredible generosity and commitment to supporting our mission.
HOW TO DONATE TO CHRISTMAS WISH?
Why give to Christmas Wish? The program runs from around $500 to $800 annually. Everyone volunteers their time. We get the space, signage, etc. all donated. Restaurants feed the volunteers each day during the season. Your donations go to children who need it the most!
CHRISTMAS WISH MISSION
Since 1976 Christmas Wish has been “MAKING SURE EVERY CHILD IN THE TRI-STATE GETS A VISIT FROM SANTA”. You can make a huge difference in the lives of others and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas by giving back to those in need this holiday season.
**Note- for any questions related to Christmas Wish, please inquire via email ONLY at Christmaswish@wbkr.com.