It’s that time of year again! Christmas should be a season of joy, but if you’ve run into financial problems in recent months, you may be worried about making it a happy time for your children. That’s why we’re here.
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If you need a little extra help this year, check out these local resources that want to reach out to provide that extra boost we all sometimes need.
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Operation Christmas Angel provides Christmas presents to activity military, veterans and their families. Interested families should contact their County Veterans Services officer, military family assistance advocate or outreach worker for more information.
The Salvation Army sponsors Christmas programs for children and delivers gifts to nursing and assisted living centers in Sheboygan County. Families can receive toys, blankets, winter clothing and food for the holiday season. In order to qualify, you must present photo identification, a letter of determination from Economic Support, proof of residence, proof of income, and establishment of being household members for each person receiving assistance.
Sheboygan County Law Enforcement Association sponsors its annual “Shop with a Cop” for Christmas. Children in need can enjoy shopping and a pizza party with local law enforcement officers. Contact one of the following referral organizations to participate: Big Brothers/Sisters, St. Vincent de Paul, Salvation Army, Safe Harbor, the Department of Health and Human Services, Rainbow Kids, Sheboygan County Public Health, Catholic Charities, Attic Correctional, Head Start, and Children with Cancer. Selected schools may also refer.
Toys for Tots, sponsored by the US Marine Corps and the Salvation Army provides gifts for needy children in the area. Call (920) 458-3723 for more information.
St. Vincent De Paul Society of Sheboygan distributes food, clothing, Christmas gifts and school supplies for families needing assistance. It also runs several local thrift stores where clothing and gifts can be purchased at a steep discount.
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Catholic Charities provides food vouchers, Christmas support, bill payment assistance, family counseling and more to families in the Sheboygan area. Call 920-458-5726 for details.
The Sheboygan Food Pantry, located at 1946 N. 15th Street in Sheboygan, is open the third full week of each month between 9:00 a.m. and Noon. Senior citizens, the working poor or the unemployed can pick up groceries including perishable items such as fruits. A photo ID is required as well as proof of current address. Bring bags or boxes. Call (920) 452-4737 for more information.
St. Mark Lutheran Church Food Pantry is available between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Fridays of the month. Come to the basement of 1019 N 7th Street in Sheboygan for one box of food per month. Current photo identification and proof of residence is required. Call (920) 458-4343 for more information.
St. Luke United Methodist Church Food Pantry is held on the last Thursday of each month. Families can receive a grocery sack full of canned goods, meat and cereal. The Sarah Circle also offers a baked meal or a large container of homemade soup for those in need. Call (920) 458-3461 for more information.