By Tim Kowols
The spirit of the holidays begins to shine brightly this time of year as some families sign up for various gift giving campaigns over the next several weeks. Toys for Tots and Chop ‘n’ Shop with a Cop events in Door and Kewaunee counties are just some of the ways community members can help make the Christmas season brighter for their less fortunate neighbors. Kewaunee County Sheriff and Marine veteran Matt Joski organizes the area’s Toys for Tots Drive and participates in two other Christmas-related campaigns through the season. Joski says even though they have national notoriety, the programs themselves are all local.
Families interested in participating in Toys for Tots need to bring the necessary paperwork to three sign-up days this month, including Saturday in Kewaunee. Donations can be made at 26 different Kewaunee County businesses through December 21st before they are distributed the following day.
Picture courtesy of Matt Joski
Information for Kewaunee County residents only
Sign up November 3rd thru November 17th ONLY
Toys for Tots is for children 16 and under.
YOU MUST PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING 3 ITEMS:
- Picture ID for ALL adults in the household
- Proof of current address (rent receipt, utility bill, recently postmarked mail)
- Birth certificate or other verification of birth dates for ALL children in the household (birth certificate, shot record, birth announcement)
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SIGN UP WITHOUT THIS INFORMATION
Saturday, November 3 10 am – noon
Location: Kewaunee Public Library
822 Juneau St. Kewaunee
Saturday, November 10 10 am – noon
Location: Algoma Public Library
406 Fremont St. Algoma
Saturday, November 17 10 am – noon
Location: Village of Luxemburg Municipal Building
206 Maple St. Luxemburg
**If you need a translator, please bring one with you**
Please do not arrive any earlier than the times listed above.