Big Bundle Up Campaign Collecting Winter Clothing for the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha | Local News

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Visit Pleasant Prairie Executive Director Michelle Williamson, left to right, and ELCA Outreach Center Executive Director Karl Erickson, show some of the donations raised through the agency’s Big Bundle Up warm clothing drive tourism in 2020.


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JILL TATGE-ROZELL

The Big Bundle Up 2021 winter coat and clothing drive, which begins Monday, will have six drop-off locations in Pleasant Prairie, said Sarah Howard, spokesperson for the Pleasant Prairie Convention & Visitors Bureau.

“Donating warm winter items is the perfect way to give Wisconsin families in need this holiday season,” Howard said. “Collaborating with Travel Wisconsin and their Big Bundle Up program is a collaboration that we look forward to every year. The donations that our organization collects will have a positive impact on our community, both for those who give and for those who receive.

This is the second year that the PPCVB has collected new or lightly used coats, sweaters, hats, mittens and other warm clothing as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s Big Bundle Up campaign. The statewide event, in its 11th year, runs from November 8, 2021 to January 7, 2022.

Last year 390 articles were collected and donated to the ELCA Outreach Center. Howard said she hopes to choose a different local nonprofit beneficiary each year. This year, the collected items will be presented at the Boys & Girls Club in Kenosha.

Howard said she hoped the addition of another drop-off site at the Pleasant Prairie History Museum and the ability for people to bring items to the village’s annual Twelfth Night event at 6 p.m. hours, Thursday, January 6, would help to top it off.


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