FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 17, 2019
The Family’s “Christmas Blessing” Raises over $15,700 for Local Families in Need.
Appleton, Green Bay, Wausau/Stevens Point, Sheboygan WI – 91.9FM/91.5FM/88.5FM/91.3FM The Family: The Family Radio Network, Inc. held their first “Christmas Blessing” fundraiser to benefit families in need in each of their listening areas. Each family received a Christmas tree and a grocery gift card. Thanks to the help of our listeners, we were able to help 95 families throughout Northeast and Central Wisconsin with an extra blessing this Christmas.
“I would like to thank everybody… you don’t know how much of a blessing this is. My husband is disabled and I’m on Social Security so sometimes making ends meet can be tough. This is such a blessing getting this gift. I wish everybody a Merry Christmas and I thank you so much.” – Daneen, Christmas Blessing Recipient from Sheboygan
On Giving Tuesday, December 3rd, The Family went on air to ask listeners to donate $100 which would provide a grocery store gift card and a Christmas Tree courtesy of Heeg Trucking to each family.
Originally, The Family hoped to help 60 families and raise between $5,000 and $6,000 in one day. Within an hour and a half, they exceeded that amount, and in only three hours, they raised over $15,000. This meant that more families would receive a bigger blessing thanks to the generosity of their listeners.
The Family Radio Network partnered with crisis agencies and churches throughout each of their listening areas in order to help distribute these gifts to the families who would benefit from them most. The Family partnered with SOAR Fox Cities in Appleton, St Vincent De Paul in Green Bay, Community Center of Hope in Mosinee, and Catholic Charities and Fountain Park United Methodist Church in Sheboygan.
91.9FM/91.5FM/88.5FM/91.3FM The Family radio network, along with the 95 families who received this gift would like to thank everyone who donated. Thank you!
The Family is at 1909 W 2nd Street, Appleton WI 54914 / 800-236-9364 / thefamily.net
The Family Radio Network, Inc. d/b/a The Family is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing contemporary Christian music and programming, as well as community outreach support to Central and Northeast Wisconsin since 1969. The Family’s mission is to broadcast the hope of Jesus Christ to strengthen and encourage listeners.