Photo courtesy VISIT Lake Geneva
VISIT Lake Geneva recently announced that it is once again serving as a local drop-off point for the Big Bundle Up, a statewide program to collect new and gently used winter clothing for local residents in need of a little help this winter. Donations collected in Lake Geneva will be given to the Walworth County Food & Diaper Bank, a nonprofit organization which serves more than 400 families per month thanks to the hard work of an all-volunteer staff.
Now in its tenth year, the Big Bundle Up program has collected and distributed nearly 200,000 clothing items throughout the state. The program was initially launched by VISIT Lake Geneva’s President & CEO Stephanie Klett when she served as the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. “The outpouring of generosity for this program year after year is proof there is so much good in this world,” said Klett. “I’m asking our Lake Geneva area residents to join us in getting in the true spirit of the season by helping our neighbors in need.”
Drop off new and gently used coats, sweaters, hats, mittens, gloves and other warm clothing items between now and January 7th at the Lake Geneva Visitor Information Center, 201 Wrigley Drive in Lake Geneva. The site is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.