WEAU | Eau Claire, Wisconsin | News, Weather, & Sports

Visit Eau Claire & businesses help kids bundle up

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- More than 1,000 winter hats were given to children in need in the area on Friday.

The hats were donated by companies Foamation, Inc. and ZooZatz.com to the Wisconsin Department of Tourism's statewide collection program, "The Big Bundle Up" campaign.

The Visit Eau Claire fun patrol picked up the hats Friday morning and then gave them to kids at YMCA youth after-school programs and the Boys and Girls Club in the afternoon.

“It's important for everyone to be warm number one, and get something special around the holiday number two,” said Lee Heike with Visit Eau Claire. “And we're hoping that we can provide it here for them today.”

A "Big Bundle Up" donation box will be located in the Menomonie Area Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center for donors to drop off warm clothing items until January 4, 2013.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 236828161 - weau.com/a?a=236828161