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The Door County Peninsula Helps Wisconsin Bundle Up This Winter

Door County’s tourism industry is collecting new and gently used coats, scarves, hats, mittens and other warm clothing items starting today as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s “Big Bundle Up” donation campaign. The campaign is a statewide collection program that runs from November 15, 2018 to January 2, 2019. All items donated locally will stay in Door County and be distributed throughout the county.

This is the eighth year of the program. Last winter a total of 31,041 items were donated to charities throughout Wisconsin. Since 2011, the campaign has totaled more than 134,441 donated items. In Door County, 5,310 items have been donated.

Eleven different tourism organizations in Door County have committed to participate in this year’s “Big Bundle Up” cold weather clothing drive. Those organizations include the Door County Visitor Bureau, Baileys Harbor Community Association, Carlsville Business Association, Door County North, Egg Harbor Business Association, Ephraim Business Council, Fish Creek Civic Association, Jacksonport Area Business Association, Sister Bay Advancement Association, Southern Door Business Association and the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center.

A container will be located at participating locations for donors to drop off new or gently used clothing items. When the drive concludes in January, items will be distributed back to Door County residents through local charity partners.

Jen Rogers, communication and PR manager for the Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB), is co-organizing the drive with Cambria Mueller, marketing manager for the DCVB. Mueller has been working with each community coordinator for the past year and is excited to be part of the campaign. “The Big Bundle Up has been a growing success here in Door County and it is great to have eleven tourism organizations collectively working together to bring warmth to children and adults in our communities,” said Mueller.

Details for each drop off location are as follows:


Door County Visitor Bureau Welcome Center

Location: 1015 Green Bay Road, Sturgeon Bay

Hours: 24/7 in the Welcome Center Lobby


Baileys Harbor Community Association

Location: Baileys Harbor Town Hall, 2392 County F, Baileys Harbor

Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM, seven days a week


Carlsville Business Association

Location: Door Peninsula Winery, 5806 Hwy 42, Carlsville

Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM, seven days a week


Door County North

Location: Liberty Grove Town Hall, 11161 Old Stage Road, Sister Bay

Hours: 9 AM – 4 PM, Monday-Friday


Egg Harbor Business Association

Location: Bertschinger Center, 7860 Hwy 42, Egg Harbor

Hours: 8 AM – 4 PM, Monday-Friday


Ephraim Business Council

Location: Ephraim Administrative Office,10005 Norway Street, Ephraim

Hours: 8 AM – 4 PM, Monday-Friday


Fish Creek Civic Association

Location: 4097 Main Street, Fish Creek

Hours: Friday, Noon to 5 PM; Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM; Sunday 11 AM – 2 PM


Jacksonport Area Business Association

Location: Jacksonport Cottage, 6275 Hwy 57, Jacksonport

Hours: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, 9 AM – 5 PM


Sister Bay Advancement Association

Location: Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant, 10698 N Bayshore Drive (Hwy 42), Sister Bay

Hours: 8 AM – 4 PM, seven days a week


Southern Door County Business Association

Location: Nicolet Bank, 1364 County Rd DK, Brussels

Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM – 4 PM; Friday 9 AM – 5 PM; Saturday 8:30 AM – 12 PM


Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center

Location: 36 S. Third Avenue, Sturgeon Bay

Hours: 24/7 in the Visitor Center entrance area


Questions about Door County’s participation in the Big Bundle Up campaign can be directed to Jen Rogers or Cambria Mueller at the DCVB, 920-743-4456 or