By Correne Martin
It’s time to celebrate the joy of giving. You can help a family in need this holiday season with a small donation toward the Prairie du Chien Jaycees’ Operation Santa program. Non-perishable foods and new or gently used toys are currently being collected at locations across Crawford County and, just before Christmas, the bundles of joy will be distributed to county residents who can use it.
Members of the general public have until Thursday, Dec. 5 to drop of donations at the various places of business around Crawford County who are displaying Operation Santa boxes.
“We push for non-perishables or new toys,” said Tarah Marx, president of the Prairie du Chien Jaycees. “But people can donate anything they think a family can use. Some give clothes, hats, mittens, scarves, blankets, diapers, and monetary donations. We will accept gently used toys, but they must be in nice enough condition to give to the families in need.”