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WTC seeking more donations for clothing PDF Print E-mail

Donations for the 17th annual Warm The Children (WTC) program are off to a good start toward this year's goal to raise more than $55,000.

The money will provide new winter clothing to ap­proximately 550 children in need in Vilas County and the Three Lakes and Sugar Camp areas in Oneida County.

Program purchases, with the help of volunteer shoppers, will begin Nov. 8.

“Because of the ongoing generosity of donors to the program,” said Kurt Krueger, News-Review editor, “this year we are able to increase the spending limit to $130 for children age 2 to 17 and $65 for children younger than 2.”

The discounts given on nonsale items by Shopko Hometown and Glik's are 20% and 25% respectively and, combined with the sales tax being waived, will help to stretch the value each child will receive to approximately $180 and $90 for each age group.

The stores will give the discount on all regular-priced items. Sale items that are already discounted will not receive the additional discount.

Donations toward the goal of $55,000 to the WTC fund have now reached almost 18%, according to Sharina Adams, program coordinator.

In addition to many ­a­no­n­ymous doners, donations as of Nov. 1 were re­ceived from residents of the following communities:



Barb and Dan Benson; and Joan Green, Rich Ruffalo, Mike and Jody Schuster and G. Kenneth Whyte, all in memory of Nancy Ruffalo.


Eagle River

Jean and Bob Bergenthal, Joan Bloom, Joe Bucher, George Garbus, Gary Anderson’s Pizza Fund, Mary Gengler, Jim and Diane Gleason, Barbara Harms, Mark and Tobi Johannsen, John Kaz­laus­kas, Rick and Carol McIntyre, Mr. and Mrs. Larry McPartlin, John Millington, Richard and Teri Morton, Duane and Marilyn Preisler, Alan and Nancy Prisk, Helena Roerdink, Len and Judy Salata, Otto and Kay Scharpf, Doris Slizewski, Linda Thorpe, Vacationland Voices with Thrivent Chapter 30914 contributing funds.


Land O’ Lakes

Renée Aubin, Cindy and Scott Pekrul, Patti and Jerry Pitts, and St. Ann Altar Society of St. Albert’s Church.



Fred and Pat Langenberg, Barb and Bear Larson, and Jack and Judy Niemisto.



Matthew Kluetz.



J.L. and J.A. Lakota.



Nancy Douglas.


St. Germain

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Dahnke, Dale and Janet Henning, John and Mary Platner,  June Marheine, and Gordy and Pat Rolland.


Star Lake

Lynne Olson.


Three Lakes

Connie and John Lyons, Martha Circle of Faith Lutheran Church and Law­rence Schirmer.



Eric and Gloria Sund.


Other Wisconsin cities

Dennis and Ginny Busch­ke, Appleton; Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Smith, Arena; John S. Blackwood, Brookfield; T. Gleissner, Brookfield; Barb and Jim Kohlmetz, DeForest; Lori Seeboth, Hartford; Nina Gleede, Mayville; Dennis and Mary Bradley, Madison; Dowe and Veronica Tillema, Mosinee; Richard Auchter, Neenah; Judy Renquist, Racine; and Chris and Laurie Novy, West Allis.


Other states

Bob and Chris McCleery in memory of Dorothy Cole Casey, Tucson, Ariz.; Linda Bastin, Fort Myers Beach, Fla.; Carl and Marilyn Nelson, Vero Beach, Fla.; Verlie and Merle Weckwerth in memory of Laurene Leppke, Montevideo, Minn.; Don and Jan Kobyleski, Batavia, Ill.; Paula Wiener, Cary, Ill.; Dorothy Allen, Downers Grove, Ill.; Michele DeBartolo in memory of Nancy Ruffalo, Geneva, Ill.; the Sabel family, Hanover Park, Ill.; Keith and Gail Sack, Elgin, Ill.; Peg Norcross, Joliet,Ill.; Tom Nowicki, Plainfield, Ill.; Gail A. Nebgen, Streamwood, Ill.; Dorothy Hinterleitner in memory of Laurene Leppke, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Nanne B. Simonds, St. Louis, Mo.; Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program, Princeton, N.J.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 2:28 PM

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