Prefilled baskets will be donated through local crisis agencies, schools, the local hospital, churches, Human Services, and others. Last year, the Marinette Welcome Center distributed 214 baskets locally. Baskets were made by church youth groups, businesses, scout troops, classroom projects, neighborhood gatherings, non-profit organizations, retired teachers, and private citizens. Several businesses held competitions between departments for quantity.
If you or you organization would like to contribute, all baskets should be brought to the Marinette Welcome Center next to the Stephenson Public Library PRIOR to March 26th. Baskets should be identified as for a boy or girl, and approximate age, if possible. For those who wish to participate, but not assemble a basket, volunteers are available to shop and put together a basket for you. The cost is $10, which covers the cost of the basket, the wrap, bow and contents. Donations can be sent or delivered to the Marinette Welcome Center during the hours of 9:00 am ~ 3:00 pm., Monday through Friday. For more information, people may call : 715-732-4333