Christmas Clearing Council open for the season

Christmas Clearing Council of Waukesha County, Inc. (CCC) has opened its seasonal office to serve children in need in Waukesha County.

The CCC is predicting that the recent increase in job loss and economic disparity will lead to unprecedented need this season. CCC is seeking businesses, organizations, clubs, schools, families and individuals to sponsor families. 

For those willing to sponsor, the CCC will match a family, organization or individual with a family in need.   Families with children of all ages are available as well as single child or multiple child households.  Infants, toddlers and teenagers are greatly in need of sponsorship.  Interpreters are available for those who are willing to sponsor a Spanish-speaking family.

"Sponsorship brings the hope of Christmas directly to those families in our community who need it the most," said Ruth Page Jones, executive director of CCC. "In these challenging times, some of our donors and volunteers become the ones asking for help.  We are counting on the community to respond and help us meet our commitment to make the holiday season brighter for every child in our program."

Sponsorship involves purchasing toys or clothing in the amount of $60 per child.  Sponsors should make arrangements to deliver their gifts of Christmas toys or clothing personally by December 16.  Interested sponsors are encouraged to call (262) 549-NOEL (6635).  CCC takes calls Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Beginning November 16, the CCC office will also take calls Monday evenings from 6 until 8 p.m. 

Families who are not matched with sponsors through the program are invited to come to the CCC Toy Shop to shop for community-donated gifts and clothing items for their children. CCC is also requesting donations from the community of cash and gift cards to help children for whom a sponsor is not found.

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