As part of ‘ALCIVIA Gives Back’ philanthropic efforts to end hunger in its communities, the company donated Piggly Wiggly gift cards to support the annual Gifts For Kids toy distribution in Edgerton.

Gifts for Kids is committed to providing gifts and opportunities to children in the community and the organizations that support them. For more than 30 years, the board of directors and many volunteers have provided gifts as well as a family care bag to an average of 100 families and 200 children (from birth through the fifth grade).

This year the event was held on December 7 in a drive-through lane, while observing safety protocols such as mask wearing.

“A huge thank you goes out to all our donors and sponsors like ALCIVIA,” said Lori Ainsworth, Gifts For Kids Secretary. “These donors and sponsors provide Gifts For Kids with the funds needed not only to serve the children of Edgerton during the winter holidays, but also to support a wide range of programs through the entire year in Edgerton.”

All children receive a “Santa” level gift ($50 value) as well as several other smaller gifts that usually come from donors. Each child also receives a package of new socks, a package of new underwear, a new blanket, and stuffed animal.

Each family receives a family care bag with a roll of wrapping paper, toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex and paper plates, along with a family game or craft item.

The family also receives a “fun” bag that contains stocking stuffers such as candy, crayons, coloring book, and stickers, along with batteries, tape, bandages, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, and new toothbrushes.

To learn more about the children-centered programs that Gifts For Kids operates, go to https://www.edgertongiftsforkids.org/.

image of people posing with a check at Gifts for Kids event