Western Kentucky Christmas Charity Breaks Record Helping Over 8,000 Children This Season
This season revealed how many families are suffering and how committed our community is to help ease their pain. It's the season of giving, so let's look at everything that occurred at Christmas Wish this year. You helped 2,038 less fortunate families celebrate the magic of the holiday season.
As you continue to celebrate the holiday season know that many precious girls and boys in the tri-state will wake up with presents under the tree because of YOUR generosity. The need was apparent for so many of our neighbors this season. It has been another challenging year, and so many are suffering.
THE 47TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS WISH SEASON COMES TO A CLOSE
'Tis the season to be jolly! Because of your efforts and generosity, 2,038 families received Christmas. 8,252 children had presents under the tree, and over 50,000 gifts were handed out this holiday season. It was a wild ride, but because of your help, we got it done. We thank EVERYONE who donated, held fundraisers, volunteered, and supported the mission.
Thanks to The Daviess County Lion's Club & Riverpark Eyecare, we even gifted an eye exam and glasses to a 76-year-old Grandma. And, because of SparKy, a grieving family got a puppy for Christmas. Check out the story HERE.
CHRISTMAS WISH 2023 SPONSORS
If you see any owners or employees from these businesses please say thank you on behalf of the community. So many of you gave back this holiday season to give needy families hope for the future. You make Christmas Wish possible and we're so grateful. It's because of you that Christmas Wish can run with minimum overhead.
We need to give a huge shout-out and thanks to the owners and stores at Towne Square North for their incredible generosity and commitment to supporting our mission. We filled every 10,000 square feet of space to run the mission.
DMC Graphics - Amazing Van Wrap
Greenwell Chisholm Printing Company – Beautiful Office Signage
Bako’s Party Rentals –Tables & Chairs
Coca-Cola - Drinks for the Volunteers
Daviess County Pork Producers - Hams for Food Baskets
Green River Appliance & Furniture – Freezer and Fridge
CRS One Source - Burger Meat
Alexander & Company CPAS PSC – Tax Service
Little Debbie - Snacks for the Volunteers
Lonnie Nave's Service Co, Inc
SignPros - Beautiful Banner
Schrecker Supply Company - Use of Parking Cones
We need the support of these retailers to help so many children every holiday season. We thank you for your help. You help make shopping easy!
Our volunteers work so many tireless hours (over 10,000 volunteer hours worked this season), and it's fantastic that these fine folks feed them throughout the season. Please thank them for supporting the Christmas Wish volunteers and the mission. The food was delicious and we thank you!
Buffalo Wild Wings
Chick Fil A
Donatos - Carter Rd.
Hucks - 54
IGA - 25th Street
Lees - Carter Rd.
O'Bryans Bar & Grill
Pizza Hut - Frederica St.
Sam's Club Café
Windy Hollow Biscuit House
Thank you to Henderson Chevrolet for sponsoring the Christmas Wish Satellite Studio, and for adopting needy families.
There were so many highs and lows, as so many were struggling to get by. It was a year of heartache for many of our Kentucky neighbors. We were happy to make a small difference in their lives. Just know that we'll be thinking of you and praying for your family. Let's hope that 2024 only brings joy to your life. Thanks to SO many of you who brought joy to the lives of needy families through giving. #blessing
Christmas Wish 2023 Year in Review 🎅
Gallery Credit: Barb Birgy