Santa in a Shoebox – Racine County Eye

10November 2020

It's the most terrific time of the year. Right? Tis the Season for gift offering, cookie baking, and spreading out cheer. One particular occasion is everything about making the holidays unique for those in requirement. The local organization Santa in a Shoebox has become a holiday custom to many households

across Southeastern Wisconsin. Boxes are filled with products such as toys and treats as a method to bring vacation cheer to those in requirement. Santa in a Shoebox was founded by Diana Higgenbottom Anagnostopoulos. This is the 12th consecutive year that this occasion will occur. What started in her basement at filling 80 boxes has become dispersing countless boxes over 3 counties in Wisconsin. These boxes benefit different companies and shelters.

Coming Together

Services, households, and community companies are concentrating on spreading vacation cheer with others despite COVID-19 and health issues. 2020 has been a year loaded with unpredictability, however what's particular is that Santa in a Shoebox is bringing individuals together. In a time where human connection is continuously changing, this event intends to join.

Santa in a Shoebox advantages more than just those getting boxes. The founder states “to be truthful, I considered possibly refraining from doing it this year, but as far back as July, all 3 counties we serve revealed a determination to do this, wanting to return and spread out kindness.”

Participating in the Event

Services, church groups, and neighborhood members participate to construct boxes or donate products to enter into boxes. You too can gather, contribute, and package. Getting involved is a great way to help those in requirement and return.

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    • cover the box, you need to fill the box. Shoeboxes that are donated
    • should be labeled to fit specific genders and age. Age Groups & Genders: Babies to 2 years
    • old (Female & & Male
    • ) 3 to 5 years of ages (Female & & Male
    • ) 6 to 8 years old (Female & & Male)

9 to 12 years old (Female & Male) 13 to 17 years of ages (Female & Male) Adult( Female &

Male) Seniors( Female & Male) What enters a box? Every kid wants to open a gift on Christmas. This occasion allows you the freedom of packing boxes with toys, treats, presents, and toiletries, and these items all make excellent shoebox stuffers.

  • Things the shoebox with:
    • Books, Crayons, Gift Cards, Mittens, Playing Cards, Toothbrushes, Coloring books

If you do not have a physical shoe box to fill, products are greatly appreciated to contributed separately. These donations can be made at the drop off locations

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  • in a Shoebox beginning on November 19, 2020. The last drop off date in December 16, 2020. Products can be dropped off: Stinebrink's Piggly Wiggly-7600 Pershing Blvd Kenosha Unified ESC Building- 3600 52nd Street Comprehensive Orthopedics-

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