Drop-off boxes across Door and Kewaunee counties are overflowing with toys, which is a good thing. Both giving programs are in their final days of toy collection before their respective distribution events. Door County Toys for Kids will have their distribution events for registered families on December 10th from 8 a.m. to noon at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church or on December 11th at the Northern Door Children’s Center from noon to 1 p.m. In Kewaunee County, toys will be distributed to registered families at Holy Rosary Church in Kewaunee on December 17th from noon to 2 p.m. Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski says he has had to empty several boxes already to make room for additional donations. In Sturgeon Bay, Bridge Up Brewing’s Trent Snyder is playing the role of Santa Claus, shopping for Christmas presents with money donated in the tap room while patrons filled up thirteen boxes along the way. He feels blessed that he can help give back to the community and pass that spirit on to others.
If you are still out shopping for gifts for the two efforts, Joski and Snyder say that the community’s youngest and oldest children often do not have as many gifts for parents to choose from.