Christmas Care

Care and Share

November 18 - December 9, 2015

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Shoe Box Gifts for Neighbors in Need or Crisis

"What can I say.  I am here and it's Christmas - I'm not with my family because I messed up too many times. I didn't want to think Christmas or have a 'good Christmas.' I told myself I didn't care. But it turned out I did have a 'good Christmas!' I got a new wallet, I never had a wallet before and I had fun and was really happy. I totally didn't expect it! Thank you!"- Joe, New Community Shelter, Green Bay
"Best of" stories and thank you notes from recipients


91.9/91.5 The Family's 18th annual ‘Christmas Care’ event will supply 40 local crisis agencies and emergency rooms with Christmas gifts for people in crisis. The goal of Christmas Care is to reach out with the love of Jesus Christ and to joyfully give hurting people a tangible reminder that we (their neighbors) remember them and care for them, and so does God. 


November 18 - December 9, 2015


The 91.9/91.5 The Family listening area. Crisis agencies and hospitals in the Fox Cities, Green Bay, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Shawano, Oconto, Two Rivers, and Chilton receive these gifts.


Fill a shoe box with NEW gifts such as toys, dolls, games, mittens, or candy for someone in need. (Something warm, something fun, something useful, something yummy!) Bring filled boxes to participating Festival Foods Stores, Pet Supplies "Plus" in Appleton,  Culver's Frozen Custard in Darboy and Little Chute, or our studios in Appleton.  Flier including gift suggestions


Teen boys and adult men are often forgotten at Christmas.  We make a special point to ask listeners to prepare gifts for men and teens containing warm hats, gloves, socks and hats, and maybe a jumbo candy bar or electronic game.  Last year we were able to fill all of the special orders for adult men (thank you!), but ran short on gifts for teen men.

Thank you for helping us deliver 'comfort and joy' to our neighbors in crisis this Christmas. God bless you!

For more information call The Family studios at 800-236-9364 or email

Christmas Care 2015 Information Kit

  • blurb to copy into newsletters or bulletins
  • flyers with gift suggestions (both full size and half sheet)
  • most recent news release, including the list of recipient organizations
  • stories and thanks from past recipients

2015 List of Recipients

  • Agnesian Health Care, Fond du Lac
  • Aurora Bay Care Hospital, Green Bay
  • Aurora Medical Center, Oshkosh
  • Aurora Medical Center of Manitowoc County
  • BABES of New London
  • Beacon House, Fond du Lac
  • Bellin Hospital, Green Bay
  • Calumet Memorial Medical Center, Chilton
  • Christine Ann Center, Oshkosh
  • Community Memorial Hospital, Oconto
  • COTS Pioneer Haven Men’s Trans Living, Appleton
  • COTS Transitional Shelter for Women, Appleton
  • Domestic Violence Center of Manitowoc County
  • Fox Valley Warming Shelter, Appleton
  • Fr. Carr’s Place 2B, Oshkosh
  • Freedom House, Green Bay
  • Harbor House, Appleton
  • Holy Family Memorial, Manitowoc
  • Homeless Connections (formerly Emerg. Shlter of the Fox Valley) Appleton
  • House of Hope, Green Bay
  • Housing Partnership, Appleton
  • Mercy Medical Center, Oshkosh
  • New Beginnings, Fond du Lac
  • NEW Community Shelter Green Bay
  • New London Medical Center
  • Oconto Hospital
  • Ripon Medical Center
  • Riverside Medical Center, Waupaca
  • Salvation Army, Fond du Lac
  • Salvation Army Chilton
  • Salvation Army Green Bay
  • Salvation Army Manitowoc
  • Salvation Army Oshkosh
  • Salvation Army Seymour Extension
  • Shawano Medical Center
  • Solutions Center, Men’s Shelter, Fond du Lac
  • Solutions Center, Women’s Shelter, Fond du Lac
  • St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Appleton
  • St. John's Warming Shelter, Green Bay
  • St. Mary’s Hospital, Green Bay
  • St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay
  • Theda Clark Medical Center, Neenah
  • Villa Hope, Appleton


    Thanks to these 2015 sponsors of Christmas Care!

    pet supplies plus

    festival foods

    Highway 21, Oshkosh
    West Main Street, DePere
    East Johnson St, Fond du Lac
    I43 & Manitowoc, Green Bay East
    647 South Green Bay Road, Neenah
    West Mason Street, Green Bay West
    West Northland Avenue, Appleton
    South 42nd Street, Manitowoc
    Lineville Road, Suamico
    Van Roy Road, Darboy





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