Madison, WI – For over 17 years, Life 102.5 has been partnering with W.I.N.R.S for Christ to place Shoe Box Gifts into the hands of the most needy in our community. Listeners are encouraged to fill shoe boxes with toys, school supplies, hats, gloves, etc., wrap them up, and bring them to a drop off location around Southern Wisconsin. Gifts are then distributed to children in the community who may not have anything else to open Christmas morning.
Last year, Life 102.5 brought a record number of boxes: 1,400. This year they broke that record and brought in 1,850. Shoeboxes will be distributed throughout this week. This year was sponsored by Thrivent Financial of Southern Wisconsin.
Afternoon host on Life 102.5, Summer Shepherd says, “Seeing shoe boxes fill the lobby of the station each and every year truly excites us. We know that every box represents hope and joy for a child, come Christmas. Watching the eager families dropping off the gifts they prepared does something to restore your faith in people and their capacity for true generosity.”