Christmas Care

Care and Share

2015 results: 3,000 gifts delivered - Thank you!

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Shoe Box Gifts for Neighbors in Need or Crisis

Your gifts are making a difference!

"His eyes lit up and his mouth opened, as in disbelief! He smiled, then whispered to me, "Where is Santa?"   First of all I want to send a HUGE THANK YOU for all the wonderful gifts you donated Tonight, I went to register a little boy, a 3 year old, who was pretty sick. He just wanted to go home. I gave him a Christmas Care gift containing a toy monster truck and a book, and told him thta Santa dropped off some toys for kids that come to the hospital. His eyes lit u pand his mouth opened, as in disbelief!  He smiled, then whispered to me "Where is Santa?"  I told him that Santa had already come, and left, after he dropped off toys for kids like him, who have to be in the hospital.  It really brought some joy, and maybe a little comfort to that little boy, who was not feeling well. I'm sure these gifts will bring many, many more smiles to the kids that have to visit the ER. Thank you for being so generous! It is greatly appreciated!"   - Jeanne Wilmington, Emergency Dept. Registration, Aurora Health Care, Oshkosh
"I gave a Christmas Care gift to a 24 year old young man whose clothes were all wet and muddy. He was very grateful to have a new shirt and some warm socks to wear home!!!" -Melissa S Jacobson, ER Nurse, St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay
"Here in the Emergency Dept. we see children who come to us in pain. I had a 4 year old boy come in with significant pain. We presented him with a Christmas Care gift that we thought might be a good match for him.  As soon as he opened it he started screaming with excitement adn talking nonstop, eagerly pulling every piece of fun out fo that box while continuoulsy talking about each thing. He LOVED every single thing that was in that box and was able to sit on the Emergency Dept. cot, forgetting the pain while he played and waited for treatment. Because of your generosity, I got to see a little boy forget that he was in pain. That gift totally turned his visit around...for both of us!"  - Lisa McGee, ER Nurse St. Agnes Hosptial, Fond du Lac


"Best of" stories and thank you notes from recipients



91.9/91.5 The Family's 18th annual ‘Christmas Care’ event supplied 46 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

  • 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
  • Foundations for Living, Waupaca
  • Fox Valley Warming Shelter, Appleton
  • Fr. Carr’s Place 2B, Oshkosh
  • Freedom House, Green Bay
  • Harbor House, Appleton
  • Holy Family Memorial, Manitowoc
  • Homeless Connections,  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
  • Salvation Army, Fond du Lac
  • Salvation Army Chilton
  • Salvation Army Green Bay
  • Salvation Army Manitowoc
  • Salvation Army Oshkosh
  • Salvation Army Seymour Extension
  • Solutions Center, Men’s Shelter, Fond du Lac
  • Solutions Center, Women’s Shelter, Fond du Lac
  • St. Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac
  • St. Clare Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls
  • St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton
  • St. John's Warming Shelter, Green Bay
  • St. Mary’s Hospital, Green Bay
  • St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay
  • ThedaCare Medical Center, Waupaca
  • Theda Clark Medical Center, Neenah
  • Villa Hope, Appleton
  • Villa Hope, Green Bay


    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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