The Bright Side
The Holidays are quickly approaching, and many people are looking for ways to help those in need.
This year has been an especially difficult year with the pandemic, and more families are going to need some extra help this holiday season. The Lake Geneva Public Library has a giving tree where you can donate hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves for all ages. The library is also collecting brand new toys for Toys for Tots and will have a collection bin until December 10th.
The Lake Geneva Police Department has teamed up with “Christmas for the Kids” which provides gifts for families receiving services from the Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services. You can help by donating new items such as clothing (all sizes), books, toys, games, winter gear, shoes (all sizes), bedding, gift cards, cleaning supplies, non-perishable food items, or any basics the families might need. You can place your donations in the bin located in the lobby of the police department.
The Lake Geneva YMCA partners with the local schools to help provide children and families in need with specific items on their wish lists. The Christmas Giving Tree will be ready on November 22nd, and anyone is welcome to pick something off the tree to donate to the local families in need.
Northsiders of Lake Geneva is located at 642 W Main Street, and this restaurant is celebrating Thanksgiving with the community.
November 26th (Thanksgiving Day), from 11 a.m. through 3 p.m., Northsiders is offering a traditional complimentary Thanksgiving meal will be available for anyone who needs it or simply wants some company on the holiday. The owner, Dan Carvetti, has offered this community event in the past and felt this year it was needed more than ever, with 2020 being the year of the virus. This is the year of social distancing and masks, and also the year of stress and financial strain. Indoor seating is available with a fifty-person capacity, and curbside pick-up available for everyone.
Any questions regarding receiving or helping in the effort call 630-306-9563. Dan, along with staff, volunteers, and donators, is making this free meal possible and all deserve a big “Thank You,” right upfront.
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