Share Your Holidays ends Wednesday with annual phone bank

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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- Share Your Holidays, WSAW/WZAW's annual food drive and fund raiser comes to an end Wednesday with the annual phone bank.

Financial experts from the River Valley Bank will be on hand from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. taking your donations over the phone. The number to call will be (715) 203-8285.

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It will come to a close with a half hour special at 6:30 p.m. on NewsChannel 7. The special will look at the effort to help people who might otherwise go hungry, the final check presentation to the Salvation Army and Neighbors' Place and a couple holidays surprises.

You can still bring non perishable food or money to the WSAW/WZAW studios on Grand Ave. in Wausau. Or take money to the River Valley Bank. You can also donate online at www.wsaw.com

Food this year is going to Peyton's Promise for distribution to dozens of pantries in Marathon County.

Tuesday, was a great day of donations for Share Your Holidays. Among the major donors were Holiday Vacations, the Ringle - Hatley VFW, Graphic House and St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Rib Mountain.

JX Truck Center also donated $500 on top of already being a sponsor letting us use a truck and signage that acts as a billboard in front of the station during the event.

Members of the Zion Lutheran Church of the Town of Easton also donated more than 1100 pounds of food. They had a "food fight" between the Ladies Aid Group and the Sunday School to see who could donate the most. The winner was Share Your Holidays and all the people who will be helped.

Share Your Holidays has no overhead or administrative costs. Everything you give will go the charities.

Over the years the effort has raised nearly $620,000 and tons of food.