20th annual Share Your Holidays campaign raises close to $150,000

2022 total boosts 20-year total to more than $1.3 million
Published: Dec. 30, 2022 at 6:23 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 30, 2022 at 7:39 PM CST
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - The 2022 edition of Share Your Holidays was a smashing success!

The 20th anniversary of WSAW/WZAW’s annual fundraiser and food drive raised $149,063. That will be split between The Neighbors’ Place and Wausau Salvation Army. Food donated will go to Peyton’s Promise for distribution to multiple food pantries.

“These funds will actually be used to provide continued direct service to individuals,” said Major David Womack of the Salvation Army.

Thank you to the Miller-Halvorsen family, the MacDonald Foundation, the Dudley Foundation, the B.A. and Esther Greenheck Foundation, J-X Truck Center and Incredible Bank for matching grants to double all money donations.

Also thanks to Incredible Bank, J-X Truck Center and Wagner Shell for sponsorship of the event.

Mostly, thanks to you for Sharing your Holidays!

“This community has just really pulled together for us throughout the pandemic and beyond,” said Neighbors’ Place Executive Director Donna Ambrose.

Since it started 20-years ago, Share Your Holidays has collected tons and tons of food and with the 2022 donations, the money total including matching grants is now $1,322,742. Studies show every dollar donated to a food pantry buys 3 or 4 meals.