Your chance to help: Kenosha News presents 2021 wish lists of community organizations | Local News

The holidays are a time for giving.

As we have done in previous years, the Kenosha News has requested “wish lists” from local agencies that support our community so our readers will have an opportunity to extend their gift giving to include these fine organizations.

The needs are great, and many of the organizations are seeking specific items.

But what helps most of all are monetary donations. So while you’re shopping for specific items, don’t forget that a check or gift card can go a long way to helping these organizations.

So, if you have the means, open your heart and your wallet to make their holidays a little brighter.

If you intend to drop off your donations, call first for hours.

Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha

Email: [email protected]; phone 262-653-7304

For Be Great Graduate incentives: Gift cards to local fast-food places, Walmart and Target cards, Amazon gift cards, Bath & Body works gift cards, Movie tickets/passes, Hair/Nail salon gift cards, iPhone Box Type C- speed charger box, iPhone ear buds, Air pods, Snack/Foods, Gatorade, Basketballs, 8X10 Canvases, Acrylic Paint

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Sports Department: Youth sized catcher’s gear, Baseball/Softball scorebooks, Basketball scorebooks, Basketball hoop adjustable height adaptor, Practice golf balls, Golf alignment sticks, Soccer balls size 4, Orange indoor Pickleballs, hole punch, page protectors

Youth/Tween Center: Sensory table; Play Station 5 system and games; Board games including Candy Land, Trouble, Connect 4 and Operation; Giant piano mat; Circle liquid floor tiles; Hula hoops; Jump ropes; Tie-Dye supplies; including white t-shirts; Play-doh; Barbie dolls and accessories; Storage bins and tubs; toy boxes; Headphones (no earbuds); Snow pants and boots

ELCA Outreach Center

Email: [email protected]; phone 262-652-5545

Diapers (all sizes, especially 5 & 6); Wipes; Feminine products; Warm hats, gloves, mittens; School supplies; Copier paper; Personal care items; Prayers for all those who are homeless and hungry

Habitat for Humanity of Kenosha

Email: [email protected]; phone 262-925-0360

3 chromebooks (for office volunteers and interns to utilize); Saw blades (7 1/4 circular saw blades); Paint rollers, paintbrushes, drop cloths, painters tape, bucket liners and other common painting supplies; Safety glasses, gloves, hard hats, and other common safety equipment; A 24” and 36” level; Extension ladders (28’ and 40’); Indoor/Outdoor, heavy duty extension cords (14 gauge, grounded, 100’); Heavy duty garbage bags (for build sites); Common office supplies (paper clips, staples, printer paper, etc.); A box truck (for transporting large donation items for the build site and the future Kenosha ReStore); A basic pick up truck (for transporting materials to and from the build sites); Prepackaged snacks and bottled water (for volunteers at the build site); Menards Gift Cards or unused Menards rebates (to purchase building materials/supplies); Lowe’s Gift Cards (to purchase building materials/supplies); Monetary donations are always appreciated.

Checks mailed to the Habitat office 6203 28th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53143; Text “HFHK” to 44-321; Online at www.habitatkenosha.org/donate

Hope Council on Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse

Email: [email protected]; phone 262-658-8166

For Supervised Visitation programming: Board games with minimal pieces; Building toys with containers; Card games (UNO; Old Maid); Children’s art/craft supplies; Batteries (9-volt, AA, AAA) for children’s toys/games; Vornado MVH Vortex Heater (preferably)

For affected loved ones: “Baffled by Addiction” (book) by Hughes & Turner

For Intoxicated Driver programming: Postage stamps to send required mail to clients (HIPAA protected); Bottled water (for clients who have assessments); Amazon Smile; Please consider supporting the Hope Council through AmazonSmile purchases: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/39-1098683

Hospice Alliance

Email: [email protected]; phone 262-652-4482

Any colored (non-white or cream) hand towels and washcloths for our Hospice House patients; Gift cards to Pick ‘n Save, Meijers, Target, Hobby Lobby, Michaels and Walmart, to be used for food and materials in the Hospice House, Connections program, Life Enrichment items, and Bereavement; Gardening Center /Nursery gift certificates (to be used for the Hospice House Gardens); $5 and $10 gas cards (for volunteers who pick up and deliver items); Full size cotton sheets for Hospice House; Kitchen towels for Hospice House; Soft blankets (twin and full) for Hospice House; Covered cups/lightweight with lids for Hospice House patients; Gift cards to Jo Ann Fabrics (used for Life Enrichment supplies, Connections program items, and Memory Bear supplies); Women’s nightgowns in M-L-XL for Hospice House patients; Men’s flannel shirts M-L-XL for Hospice House patients; Cookie/banana bread/cake/brownie/pancake mixes & syrup for Hospice House; Chapstick or lip balms (not Carmex); Small lotionsl Men’s disposable razors w/3 blades; Shaving cream; Nail polish & remover

Kenosha Achievement Center

Email: [email protected] .com; phone 262-658-9509

Please consider making your holiday purchases through Amazon Smile in support of the KAC; $10 Gift cards for local restaurants, activities, and retail stores (to serve as holiday gifts for adult clients)

Kenosha Human Development Services

Email: [email protected]; phone 262-764-8555

Sleeping bags for below zero weather; 13-15 drawer/15 inch/locking file cabinets/all the same color; Adult coloring books; Art supplies for both children and adults; Craft kits for children and adults; Board games for adults; Gift cards to Walmart, Target, local fast food places, coffee shops, etc. to be used as incentives and gifts; Sweat pants and Sweat shirts/unisex/ all sizes; Passes to local activities including movies passes, zoo passes, mini-golf, etc.; Sport equipment including basketball, soccer ball, etc.; Cash donations are always accepted

Kindred Kitties

Email: [email protected]; phone 262-605-0533

Purina Kitten Chow; Royal Canin Baby Cat Food; Dry Cat Food; Fancy Feast Canned Cat Food (Classic); Fancy Feast Canned Kitten Food; HD 30-Gallon Garbage Bags; Fragrance Free Detergent; Fragrance Free Bleach; Money for Vet Bills; Gift Cards (Grocery/Petco/Pet Supplies Plus/PetSmart); Postage Stamps; 22# Copy Paper; Foster homes for adult cats and kittens

Shalom Center of Interfaith Network of Kenosha County, Inc.

Email: [email protected]; phone 262-658-1713

Gift Cards for food and/or stores ($5, $10, $20, $25); Gas cards (value of $10, $20, $25); Hats, gloves, scarves; Diapers size 4, 5, 6; Diaper wipes; Hand and/or Feet warmers; Earbuds; Male and Female Hygiene items; coffee, creamer, and sugar; Prayers for all those who are homeless and hungry

The Sharing Center

Email: [email protected]; phone 262-298-5535

Spanish and Arabic-speaking volunteers; Rice (brown, white and jasmine); Canned hams; Baked beans; Gravy & Stuffing; Hot & Cold Cereal; Christmas Cards; Underwear sizes 5T-14/16; New/gently used books in Spanish (child and adult); New/gently used board games; New/gently used pajamas/sleep pants sizes 5T-14/16, and adult small-2XL; New/gently used child and adult warm gloves; $5-$10 gas cards; Monetary donations to continue our lives-saving work

Society’s Assets, Inc.

Email: [email protected]; phone 262-637-9128

Our wishes this year are for household items for clients in the Transitioning to a Stable Home Program for when they return to a home in the community from a nursing home or other facility.

Small Appliances: New microwaves; new vacuum cleaners; Cleaning supplies including dish soap, laundry detergent, multipurpose spray cleaner, laundry baskets, trash cans; Paper products including toilet paper, paper towels, facial tissues; Bath Supplies including towels, shower curtains and rings; Bedding including blankets and sheets (twin and full) and pillows; Gift cards in any amount from Target or Walmart

Grace Welcome Center

Warm items: Men’s thermal long underwear size L&XL; Men’s ski gloves L&XL; Feet and Hand warmers; Men’s warm boots size 9-13; Sleeping bags for zero degrees; Backpacks

Hygiene items: Toothpaste, Shampoo, Body wash, Women’s personal hygiene items including pads; Men’s deodorant

Food items: Jelly, Spaghetti sauce, Mayonaise, Can Tuna and Chicken, Hamburger Helper, Soup, Macaroni & cheese, Side dishes (rise, pasta, potato)

Monetary Donations can be made at the welcome cener website at GraceWelcomeCenter.org. A check can be mailed to Grace Welcome Center, 2006 60th St., Kenosha, WI 53140; For cash donations people can visit: https://gracewelcomecenter.org/donate/. For questions about donations people should reach out to Grace Welcome Center Pantry Director Denise Russell at [email protected]

Hours of drop off are: Mondays 9 a.m. to noon; Tuesdays 9 a.m. to noon & 3 to 5:30 p.m.; Wednesdays 9 a.m.to 2 p.m.; Thursdays & Fridays 7 a.m.to 2 p.m.

2020 xmas lights 9437 70th street yard.jpg

This bright yard is at 9437 70th St. in the White Caps subdivision.

2020 xmas lights White Caps corner.jpg

2020 xmas lights White Caps corner.jpg

A bright White Caps corner, 96th Avenue and 71st Street

2020 xmas lights northside video screen.jpg

2020 xmas lights northside video screen.jpg

2020 xmas lights Peanuts Nativity.jpg

2020 xmas lights Peanuts Nativity.jpg

This Peanuts Nativity scene is in White Caps, at 94th Avenue and 71st Street.

2020 xmas lights Walnut Grove cul-de-sac

2020 xmas lights Walnut Grove cul-de-sac

Lights at 28th street and the cul-de-sac at 29th place in the Walnut Grove subdivision

2020 xmas lights northside dinosaur and video screen.jpg

2020 xmas lights northside dinosaur and video screen.jpg

A dinosaur and Santa video screen at 1839 18th Ave.

2020 xmas lights northside dinosaurs.jpg

2020 xmas lights northside dinosaurs.jpg

The Santa dinosaur greets passers-by at 1839 18th Ave.

2020 xmas lights northside gnomes.jpg

2020 xmas lights northside gnomes.jpg

These adorable gnomes, fashioned from evergreens, are at 23rd Street and 19th Avenue.

2020 xmas lights snowman 10814 64th street.jpg

2020 xmas lights snowman 10814 64th street.jpg

It’s a frosty scene at 10814 64th St.

2020 xmas lights Vacation car and tree.jpg

2020 xmas lights Vacation car and tree.jpg

The “Christmas Vacation” van has parked in white Caps, at 96th Avenue and 71st Street.

2020 xmas lights Vacation van.jpg

2020 xmas lights Vacation van.jpg

2020 xmas lights White Caps blow molds.jpg

2020 xmas lights White Caps blow molds.jpg

Blow mold Nativity figures in White Caps, 9406 70th St.

2020 xmas lights White Caps Joy sign.jpg

2020 xmas lights White Caps Joy sign.jpg

There’s “joy” on the corner of 96th Avenue and 71st Street.

2020 xmas lights Xmas Lane angel.jpg

2020 xmas lights Xmas Lane angel.jpg

This angel on Christmas Lane, the 6000-6200 blocks of 68th Street, wishes everyone a merry Christmas.

2020 xmas lights Xmas Lane Bumble.jpg

2020 xmas lights Xmas Lane Bumble.jpg

A Bumble on Christmas Lane, the 6000-6200 blocks of 68th Street

2020 xmas lights Xmas Lane Minions.jpg

2020 xmas lights Xmas Lane Minions.jpg

Minions on Christmas Lane, the 6000-6200 blocks of 68th Street

2020 xmas lights Xmas Lane Nativity.jpg

2020 xmas lights Xmas Lane Nativity.jpg

A painted Nativity scene on Christmas Lane, the 6000-6200 blocks of 68th Street

2020 xmas lights Xmas Lane poker party.jpg

2020 xmas lights Xmas Lane poker party.jpg

Inflatable characters play Northpole Hold ‘Em poker on Christmas Lane, the 6000-6200 blocks of 68th Street.

2020 xmas lights 6925 64th ave.jpg

2020 xmas lights 6925 64th ave.jpg

Bright lights at 6925 64th Ave.

2020 xmas lights 9437 70th street.jpg

2020 xmas lights 9437 70th street.jpg

A glittering coach at 9437 70th St. in the White Caps subdivision

2020 xmas lights 10814 64th street.jpg

2020 xmas lights 10814 64th street.jpg

Snowman out front at 10814 64th St.

2020 xmas lights 10815 64th street.jpg

2020 xmas lights 10815 64th street.jpg

10815 64th St. is all lit up for the holidays.

2020 xmas lights city tree.jpg

2020 xmas lights city tree.jpg

The City of Kenosha’s tree stands behind the Public Museum, 5500 First Ave.

2020 xmas lights dragon inflatable.jpg

2020 xmas lights dragon inflatable.jpg

A Christmas dragon at 78th Street and 33rd Avenue

2020 xmas lights frog.jpg

2020 xmas lights frog.jpg

It’s a green Christmas every year for this frog at 10801 64th St.

2020 xmas lights HarborPark Grinch.jpg

2020 xmas lights HarborPark Grinch.jpg

The Grinch climbs a window in HarborPark, across from the city’s official holiday tree.

2020 xmas lights inflatable reindeer.jpg

2020 xmas lights inflatable reindeer.jpg

An inflatable reindeer at 10815 64th St.

2020 xmas lights joy sign on 79th street.jpg

2020 xmas lights joy sign on 79th street.jpg

“Joy” is spelled out in this front yard on 79th Street and 25th Avenue, with shadows magnifying the effect.

2020 xmas lights joy sign Southport Park.jpg

2020 xmas lights joy sign Southport Park.jpg

This “joy” sign shines on Second Avenue, across from Southport Park, just south of 75th Street.

2020 xmas lights Minion on 78th street.jpg

2020 xmas lights Minion on 78th street.jpg

This Minion is “stuck on Christmas” at 29th Avenue and 78th Street.

2020 xmas lights 3rd avenue and 68th place.jpg

2020 xmas lights 3rd avenue and 68th place.jpg

A red-and-green theme at Third Avenue and 68th Place

2020 xmas lights 78th street and 34th avenue.jpg

2020 xmas lights 78th street and 34th avenue.jpg

A Peanuts scene at 78th Street and 34th Avenue

2020 xmas lights 80th street and 46th avenue.jpg

2020 xmas lights 80th street and 46th avenue.jpg

Christmas lights at 80th street and 46th Avenue

2020 xmas lights 80th street bear.jpg

2020 xmas lights 80th street bear.jpg

An inflatable bear at 80th Street and 29th Avenue

2020 xmas lights 3914 16th avenue

2020 xmas lights 3914 16th avenue

Lights and inflatables fill the yard at 3914 16th Ave.

2020 xmas lights 104th Street blow mold scene.jpg

2020 xmas lights 104th Street blow mold scene.jpg

A huge yard filled with blow molds lights up the 2600 block of 104th Street in Pleasant Prairie.

2020 xmas lights 104th Street blow mold soldiers.jpg

2020 xmas lights 104th Street blow mold soldiers.jpg

Soldiers line up in a huge yard filled with blow molds in the 2600 block of 104th Street.

2020 xmas lights Mickey at 3915 16th Ave.jpg

2020 xmas lights Mickey at 3915 16th Ave.jpg

Mickey Mouse waves to passers-by from the front yard at 3916 16th Ave.

2020 xmas lights Ditto house.jpg

2020 xmas lights Ditto house.jpg

The house next to the Territo family lights-and-music show, 7410 155th Court, doesn’t try to compete.

2020 xmas lights Territo lights house.jpg

2020 xmas lights Territo lights house.jpg

The wild and crazy Territo family lights-and-music show is at 7410 155th Court in the Strawberry Creek subdivision.

2020 xmas lights Trevor lights and music.jpg

2020 xmas lights Trevor lights and music.jpg

Randy Batassa has a one-hour lights-and-music show at his home in Trevor, 24712 1118th St. Family helped him get his massive display up and lit this year after several years without one.

2020 xmas lights Trevor lights Bumble.jpg

2020 xmas lights Trevor lights Bumble.jpg

Randy Batassa’s decorations include the Bumble and Yukon Cornelius!

2020 xmas lights Trevor lights sign.jpg

2020 xmas lights Trevor lights sign.jpg

The sign outside Randy Batassa’s “Trevor Lights” show

2020 xmas lights Belke family

2020 xmas lights Belke family

The Belke family also has a lights-and-music show at 780 101st St. in Pleasant Prairie.



2020 xmas lights 9437 70th street yard.jpg

2020 xmas lights 9437 70th street yard.jpg

This bright yard is at 9437 70th St. in the White Caps subdivision.



2020 xmas lights White Caps corner.jpg

2020 xmas lights White Caps corner.jpg

A bright White Caps corner, 96th Avenue and 71st Street



2020 xmas lights northside video screen.jpg

2020 xmas lights northside video screen.jpg



2020 xmas lights Peanuts Nativity.jpg

2020 xmas lights Peanuts Nativity.jpg

This Peanuts Nativity scene is in White Caps, at 94th Avenue and 71st Street.



2020 xmas lights Walnut Grove cul-de-sac

2020 xmas lights Walnut Grove cul-de-sac

Lights at 28th street and the cul-de-sac at 29th place in the Walnut Grove subdivision



2020 xmas lights northside dinosaur and video screen.jpg

2020 xmas lights northside dinosaur and video screen.jpg

A dinosaur and Santa video screen at 1839 18th Ave.



2020 xmas lights northside dinosaurs.jpg

2020 xmas lights northside dinosaurs.jpg

The Santa dinosaur greets passers-by at 1839 18th Ave.



2020 xmas lights northside gnomes.jpg

2020 xmas lights northside gnomes.jpg

These adorable gnomes, fashioned from evergreens, are at 23rd Street and 19th Avenue.



2020 xmas lights snowman 10814 64th street.jpg

2020 xmas lights snowman 10814 64th street.jpg

It’s a frosty scene at 10814 64th St.



2020 xmas lights Vacation car and tree.jpg

2020 xmas lights Vacation car and tree.jpg

The “Christmas Vacation” van has parked in white Caps, at 96th Avenue and 71st Street.



2020 xmas lights Vacation van.jpg

2020 xmas lights Vacation van.jpg



2020 xmas lights White Caps blow molds.jpg

2020 xmas lights White Caps blow molds.jpg

Blow mold Nativity figures in White Caps, 9406 70th St.



2020 xmas lights White Caps Joy sign.jpg

2020 xmas lights White Caps Joy sign.jpg

There’s “joy” on the corner of 96th Avenue and 71st Street.



2020 xmas lights Xmas Lane angel.jpg

2020 xmas lights Xmas Lane angel.jpg

This angel on Christmas Lane, the 6000-6200 blocks of 68th Street, wishes everyone a merry Christmas.



2020 xmas lights Xmas Lane Bumble.jpg

2020 xmas lights Xmas Lane Bumble.jpg

A Bumble on Christmas Lane, the 6000-6200 blocks of 68th Street



2020 xmas lights Xmas Lane Minions.jpg

2020 xmas lights Xmas Lane Minions.jpg

Minions on Christmas Lane, the 6000-6200 blocks of 68th Street



2020 xmas lights Xmas Lane Nativity.jpg

2020 xmas lights Xmas Lane Nativity.jpg

A painted Nativity scene on Christmas Lane, the 6000-6200 blocks of 68th Street



2020 xmas lights Xmas Lane poker party.jpg

2020 xmas lights Xmas Lane poker party.jpg

Inflatable characters play Northpole Hold ‘Em poker on Christmas Lane, the 6000-6200 blocks of 68th Street.



2020 xmas lights 6925 64th ave.jpg

2020 xmas lights 6925 64th ave.jpg

Bright lights at 6925 64th Ave.



2020 xmas lights 9437 70th street.jpg

2020 xmas lights 9437 70th street.jpg

A glittering coach at 9437 70th St. in the White Caps subdivision



2020 xmas lights 10814 64th street.jpg

2020 xmas lights 10814 64th street.jpg

Snowman out front at 10814 64th St.



2020 xmas lights 10815 64th street.jpg

2020 xmas lights 10815 64th street.jpg

10815 64th St. is all lit up for the holidays.



2020 xmas lights city tree.jpg

2020 xmas lights city tree.jpg

The City of Kenosha’s tree stands behind the Public Museum, 5500 First Ave.



2020 xmas lights dragon inflatable.jpg

2020 xmas lights dragon inflatable.jpg

A Christmas dragon at 78th Street and 33rd Avenue



2020 xmas lights frog.jpg

2020 xmas lights frog.jpg

It’s a green Christmas every year for this frog at 10801 64th St.



2020 xmas lights HarborPark Grinch.jpg

2020 xmas lights HarborPark Grinch.jpg

The Grinch climbs a window in HarborPark, across from the city’s official holiday tree.



2020 xmas lights inflatable reindeer.jpg

2020 xmas lights inflatable reindeer.jpg

An inflatable reindeer at 10815 64th St.



2020 xmas lights joy sign on 79th street.jpg

2020 xmas lights joy sign on 79th street.jpg

“Joy” is spelled out in this front yard on 79th Street and 25th Avenue, with shadows magnifying the effect.



2020 xmas lights joy sign Southport Park.jpg

2020 xmas lights joy sign Southport Park.jpg

This “joy” sign shines on Second Avenue, across from Southport Park, just south of 75th Street.



2020 xmas lights Minion on 78th street.jpg

2020 xmas lights Minion on 78th street.jpg

This Minion is “stuck on Christmas” at 29th Avenue and 78th Street.



2020 xmas lights 3rd avenue and 68th place.jpg

2020 xmas lights 3rd avenue and 68th place.jpg

A red-and-green theme at Third Avenue and 68th Place



2020 xmas lights 78th street and 34th avenue.jpg

2020 xmas lights 78th street and 34th avenue.jpg

A Peanuts scene at 78th Street and 34th Avenue



2020 xmas lights 80th street and 46th avenue.jpg

2020 xmas lights 80th street and 46th avenue.jpg

Christmas lights at 80th street and 46th Avenue



2020 xmas lights 80th street bear.jpg

2020 xmas lights 80th street bear.jpg

An inflatable bear at 80th Street and 29th Avenue



2020 xmas lights 3914 16th avenue

2020 xmas lights 3914 16th avenue

Lights and inflatables fill the yard at 3914 16th Ave.



2020 xmas lights 104th Street blow mold scene.jpg

2020 xmas lights 104th Street blow mold scene.jpg

A huge yard filled with blow molds lights up the 2600 block of 104th Street in Pleasant Prairie.



2020 xmas lights 104th Street blow mold soldiers.jpg

2020 xmas lights 104th Street blow mold soldiers.jpg

Soldiers line up in a huge yard filled with blow molds in the 2600 block of 104th Street.



2020 xmas lights Mickey at 3915 16th Ave.jpg

2020 xmas lights Mickey at 3915 16th Ave.jpg

Mickey Mouse waves to passers-by from the front yard at 3916 16th Ave.



2020 xmas lights Ditto house.jpg

2020 xmas lights Ditto house.jpg

The house next to the Territo family lights-and-music show, 7410 155th Court, doesn’t try to compete.



2020 xmas lights Territo lights house.jpg

2020 xmas lights Territo lights house.jpg

The wild and crazy Territo family lights-and-music show is at 7410 155th Court in the Strawberry Creek subdivision.



2020 xmas lights Trevor lights and music.jpg

2020 xmas lights Trevor lights and music.jpg

Randy Batassa has a one-hour lights-and-music show at his home in Trevor, 24712 1118th St. Family helped him get his massive display up and lit this year after several years without one.



2020 xmas lights Trevor lights Bumble.jpg

2020 xmas lights Trevor lights Bumble.jpg

Randy Batassa’s decorations include the Bumble and Yukon Cornelius!



2020 xmas lights Trevor lights sign.jpg

2020 xmas lights Trevor lights sign.jpg

The sign outside Randy Batassa’s “Trevor Lights” show



2020 xmas lights Belke family

2020 xmas lights Belke family

The Belke family also has a lights-and-music show at 780 101st St. in Pleasant Prairie.

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