Operation Santa starts in Crawford County

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The Rotary Club of Prairie du Chien has taken over Operation Santa for Crawford County. Last holiday season, the Prairie du Chien Jaycees assisted over 100 families in need across the county. By adding a sign-up location at the Gays Mills village office this year, the Rotary Club hopes to help even more families to shine light and good will on those in need.

Operation Santa provides families and individuals with various items of winter clothing, food and toys to help make the holidays a little warmer. Depending on donations and funds, the club anticipates providing fresh produce, butter and coupons for more fresh food items. Each child receives toys or chamber dollars, along with warm winter gear. 

None of this would be possible without the generous continued support of community members and businesses. The community is asked to consider contributing to Operation Santa 2018 this holiday season. 

If you are willing to have a donation box available at your business, you may choose your own box or get one from a Rotary member and then place an Operation Santa display label from the club on the outside of the box. For assistance with this, email pdcrotary@gmail.com. Ideally, boxes should be out as soon as possible. Preferred items for the donation boxes are new toys, toiletries, and new or gently-used hats, mittens, scarves and coats for children.

Anyone who would like to make a monetary donation to help with the cost of fresh food items, toys or chamber dollars can make donations payable to Rotary Club of Prairie du Chien and mail them to P.O. Box 35, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821 by Dec. 1.

If you know of any Crawford County families in need this season, please encourage them to sign up to be an Operation Santa recipient at the Couleecap Food Pantry in Prairie du Chien or the Gays Mills village hall. 

To be added to the box pick-up list, contact the Rotary Club with business name, address and phone number by Nov. 15. Boxes will be picked up between Dec. 1 and 4. 

For more information, or with questions, email pdcrotary@gmail.com or leave a message at (608) 380-1187.

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