For over 30 years, the Bluegrass Junior Woman’s Club (BJWC) has impacted the lives of Fayette County school children through our Santa’s Shoppers program. By working hand in hand with the school system, we are able to provide children and families in need with some of life’s basic comforts around the holidays.
Through generous donations, we can supply each child with new shoes, undergarments, and a warm winter coat, as well as the opportunity to shop for gifts for their family members. The children are usually then treated to a holiday party to wrap the gifts they selected, have lunch and make crafts, and a visit from Santa. This year however, will be a bit different with all the Covid 19 precautions we will be taking. Normally, we are able to take the children on a shopping trip to purchase necessity items and gifts for their family members. After the shopping we would typically go back to the school and have a holiday party where the children wraps their presents for their family members. We cannot do that this year. Some things will remain the same however. Each child will still receive a bag full of goodies and presents to take home. The family is still provided with a supply of non-perishable food items to help them make the most of the holiday season.
We are reaching out to our friends in the community to help sponsor this program. Although the total cost averages $200 per child, a $25 minimum tax-deductible donation covers the basic needs for one of these children. You may donate in your name or give a gift in honor or in memory of someone. Any gift donation honoree receives a holiday card acknowledging your donation in their name to our wonderful cause. To be a part our effort, we must recieve your sponsorship or donation by November 22 by either sending in the form below or click on the button at the bottom of the page to donate online. If donating online, please be sure to carefully follow the directions indicated.
We thank everyone for their support throughout the years and look forward to providing lasting magical memories for the children and their families again this year!
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