There’s still time to Door County residents and visitors to drop off new or gently used coats, sweaters, hats, mittens, and other warm clothing as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s “The Big Bundle Up” campaign. The Door County Visitor Bureau is participating in the event, a statewide collection program running through January 4th.
Last year’s first-ever mitten collection was an enormous success. The state’s tourism industry collected more than 3,100 mittens and winter items to help warm up thousands of needy families throughout the state. To date, more than 80 chambers, visitor bureaus, visitor centers, the 8 Travel Wisconsin Welcome Centers and other business locations around the state have committed to serving as donation sites for this year’s expanded collection.
In Door County, 7 different organizations have agreed to operate as donation sites. The list includes the Door County Visitor Bureau in Sturgeon Bay and Visitor Centers in Egg Harbor, Ephraim, Fish Creek, Jacksonport, Sister Bay and Sturgeon Bay. The hope is that 100 warm weather clothing items will be donated this season in Door County and donated back to neighbors in need.