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La Crosse County’s Holiday For Goodness Sake Project looking for community Sponsors

Community donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations helped nearly 1,000 people receive gifts last year.

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La Crosse County’s ‘For Goodness Sake Project’ is a year-round program serving many community members in need. They’re always seeking donations of hygiene products (especially hotel/travel sized), gift cards, and cash to purchase needed items.

For the holiday season, La Crosse County has an invitation-only holiday gift program for current clients that are likely to go without during the upcoming holidays.

Last year, almost 1,000 community members in need received gifts through this project.

Project Coordinator, Lindsey Schwarz-Nichols told Z93, social workers and case managers from our Health and Human Services Departments “look through their current caseload, identify their neediest clients and nominate them to receive Christmas gifts and those gifts are purchased by community sponsors.”

Members of our community, businesses, and organizations sponsor individuals, or families, purchasing gifts. “You determine how much you spend and what you purchase. There are no set guidelines,” Schwarz-Nichols added.

Monetary donations and gift cards to be used at the end of the project for those who were not sponsored.

“Cash, we usually try to do some shopping with, especially for kiddos so they have presents to open. But for adults, a lot of the time we’ll just go ahead and give them a gift card.”

This project makes a difference to those that are sponsored, and it can only happen with support from the community. 100% of this project is funded through local donations & community sponsors.

Interested in helping out this holiday season? Email Project Coordinator, Lindsey:

email [email protected] or call: 608-784-HELP for more information.

Tracy has worked at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 2004. She is half of the Z93 Morning Buzz with Brittany and Ballzer and coordinates Z93's charity, Zcare. She writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse and announces for the Mississippi Valley Mayhem Roller Derby team.

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