Have you always wanted to help Christmas Wish and didn’t know how?
It’s been a very difficult year for many of our neighbors, and that’s why we want to help bring the Christmas spirit into their homes. There are so many ways you can help in the Christmas Wish mission. We have close to 1,000 wish letters in the system (11/2/2022), so we have a good idea of what toys are the hottest. If you’re out shopping on Black Friday watch for sales on items children are asking for most this holiday season.
Below are the top toys that have been requested so far. Because we know what we’ve purchased throughout the year, I’ve added a note to let you know which items we are low on and need the most. Last year we handed out over 30,000 toys, hundreds of winter jackets, gloves/mittens, and hundreds of diapers to put it all in perspective.
CLOSE TO 1,000 CHRISTMAS WISH LETTERS RECEIVED TO DATE
Before we get to the hottest toys, the trend with this year’s letters is alarming. 70% of the letter submissions are asking for clothes. 25% are asking for simple things like socks and underwear. Many are just asking for personal hygiene products. In my seven years as the director of Christmas Wish, this is the most requests I’ve seen. We offer new winter coats to any child that needs one but only supply clothing if we have some on hand. We focus more on toys for children and a Christmas meal for the family. If you can donate socks, underwear, or pajamas it would be greatly appreciated.
MOST POPULAR TOYS ON KIDS’ WISHLISTS THIS SEASON
ARTS & CRAFTS
AX SETS/ADIDAS SETS FOR TEENS
HEADPHONES & GAMING HEADPHONES
MY LIFE DOLLS
REMOTE CONTROL VEHICLES
TEEN ROOM DECOR
THE 2022 CHRISTMAS WISH OFFICE IS OPEN
Once again, we will be back at Towne Square North here in Owensboro. We will be located by Plato’s Closet and Mega Replay in the shopping center. Thanks to the owners and stores at Towne Square North for their incredible generosity and commitment to supporting our mission. If you want to drop off a letter or donations, you can do so Monday through Friday from 9-6 or Saturday from 11-4 at the Christmas Wish office.
**Note- for any questions related to Christmas Wish, please inquire via email ONLY at Christmaswish@wbkr.com.
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