Monticello Christmas Stocking Update
November 19, 2020
As the holidays approach, we want to extend our sincere appreciation to everyone who has generously supported Monticello’s Christmas Stocking Fund over the years! We are incredibly grateful for the organizations and families who are in a position to continue their financial support, especially during this emotionally and financially challenging year! The community’s support of the Christmas Stocking Fund has been truly remarkable, and it is just one more reason why Monticello is such a wonderful place to live!
The mission of Monticello’s Christmas Stocking Fund is to help families who need assistance in providing gifts for their children. The Christmas Stocking Fund also provides food baskets to families in need. The underlying principle is that no child, regardless of how needy, should face an empty stocking or tree on Christmas morning.
This year, we anticipate that the Monticello Christmas Stocking Fund will be receiving more requests than ever, due to the hardships posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, more than 50 children had a brighter holiday because of the Christmas Stocking Fund. Volunteers will shop for clothes, toys, and other gifts. As always, parents will pick-up the gifts and take them home to wrap, so their children never need to know the gifts came from the Christmas Stocking Fund.
We are currently seeking donations to continue reaching families in need throughout our community. Donations can be made out to the Monticello Christmas Stocking Fund and dropped off at Greenwoods State Bank or mailed to: Deb and Brad Freitag, 609 E. Park Ave, Monticello, WI 53570.
Likewise, if you are in need of help this Christmas, or if you know of families who could benefit from the assistance provided by the Christmas Stocking Fund, please contact Tony or Brenda DiCristina at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 938-1039, preferably by November 20, so we can get a jumpstart on shopping.
On behalf of Monticello’s Christmas Stocking Fund, thank you for your support and generosity – you are making a difference in the lives of many children and families!
Tony & Brenda DiCristina
Brad & Deb Freitag