Children All Smiles at Holiday Party

Kids Get An Early Christmas…including our Back 2 School Kits

The holiday season is filled with magical moments and we were happy to be a part of one; the George Watson Memorial Christmas Party at Camp Duncan YMCA. This annual event is one of our favorites, as the kids, who come from families that struggle financially, have an opportunity to celebrate and get some wonderful gifts including clothing, toys and of course, one of our school supplies kits.

Children from the areas are treated to a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, singing, holiday music, food, ice cream, face painting and a trip through a maze of rooms filled with all sorts of great gifts including sporting equipment, stuffed animals, gloves, socks, sweatshirts, games, books and more.

The annual event is put on with the help of some wonderful YMCA staff as well as volunteers from the Round Lake and Fox Lake Rotary Club and National Honor Society students. In all, over 400 of our Back 2 School kits so they will be well prepared to go back into the classroom ready to learn in the new year.