REMINDER: Friday is drop off deadline for Christmas is for Children gifts

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Eau Claire (WQOW) – The deadline to drop off gifts for a child you sponsored is fast approaching.

This year is the 26th annual Christmas is for Children. The event gives gifts to Chippewa Valley kids thanks to the generosity of people like you.

December 7 is the drop off deadline.

Organizers said 1,059 children signed up this year and all have been sponsored. In 2017, 1,191 kids signed up.

If you still want to give but didn’t sign up, organizers said additional toys can be wrapped and dropped off. You can also still give monetary donations, in case a sponsor isn’t able to follow through. If you would like to donate money, stop by the radio station at 619 Cameron St. in Eau Claire or call 715-552-5113.

News 18 is a proud sponsor of Christmas is for Children.

Here is a list of drop off locations:

Hallie: Eagles Club, 2588 Hwy 53, Chippewa Falls

Eau Claire: Erv Smith Services (The Hearth Shop), 1225 Truax Blvd

Eau Claire: Furnish 123, 3235 E Hamilton Ave.

Rice Lake: Furnish 123, 2800 Pioneer Ave

Chippewa Falls: Mason Shoe Outlet, 301 N. Bridge Street

Menomonie: Great American Fireplace, N6621 Hwy 25 North


Eau Claire (WQOW) – For some it’s too early to talk about Christmas. For others, it is never too early!

For the children in our community whose Christmases are in question, now is the time to act.

This year is the 26th annual Christmas is for Children.

The event gives gifts to Chippewa Valley kids thanks to the generosity of people like you, and now is the time to sign up.

To sponsor a child, email christmasisforchildren@iheartmedia.com. 

December 7 is the drop off deadline and it is approaching fast.

The gifts cost about $35, a small price to pay to make a child’s Christmas.

News 18 is a proud sponsor of Christmas is for Children.

Below is information from the program’s organizers: 

We will send you the child’s first name, ID#, gender, age, and specific

gift wish. We ask that you spend approximately $35.00 per child and make sure

to wrap or place the present in a gift bag and have the ID# visible. You then have

until Friday, December 7th to drop off your present at one of our great

sponsor locations.

Hallie: Eagles Club, 2588 Hwy 53, Chippewa Falls

Eau Claire: Erv Smith Services (The Hearth Shop), 1225 Truax Blvd

Eau Claire: Furnish 123, 3235 E Hamilton Ave.

Rice Lake: Furnish 123, 2800 Pioneer Ave

Chippewa Falls: Mason Shoe Outlet, 301 N. Bridge Street

Menomonie: Great American Fireplace, N6621 Hwy 25 North

Kristen Shill

Kristen Shill

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