CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – If you have some gently used books, puzzles or other toys at home that you no longer use, they can be donated to the Chi-Hi Future Business leaders of America.
The group will be donating the new or gently used items to the Family Resource Center in Chippewa Falls and St.Joseph’s Hospital to keep kids busy who are staying or visiting the hospital.
Students from FBLA organized the toy and book drive all on their own. This is the third year the organization has hosted the event, but it’s the first time they have expanded from just the school into the community to ask for help with donations.
Jenna Johnson, Senior FBLA member said, “It’s awesome, I was a little afraid that people weren’t going to be donating stuff just because Christmas already happened and then it’s such a tight time for people budget-wise and I was afraid they weren’t going to be able to give what they could but it just makes me so happy because that means people are doing good and we are able to help other people.”
The drive kicked off this week and runs through January 15. You can drop off your donations at one of four locations including Chi-High, the Heyde Center, Jacobson’s Hardware in Chippewa Falls or Lake Wissota, and the kids USA Learning Center.
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