Winter Clothing Drive Helps Door County Bundle Up

Winter Clothing Drive Helps Door County Bundle Up

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Media Contact: Jen Rogers, Communications & PR Manager, Door County Visitor Bureau, jen@doorcounty.com or 920-818-1134

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 17, 2016 to January 2, 2017. All items donated locally will stay in Door County and be distributed throughout the county.

This is the sixth year of the program. Last winter a total of 22,510 items were donated to charities throughout Wisconsin. Since 2011, the campaign has totaled more than 71,800 donated items. In Door County, nearly 3,000 items have been donated.

Eight 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, Egg Harbor Business Association, Fish Creek Civic Association, Jacksonport Information Center, Sister Bay Advancement 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, is helping organize this year’s effort in Door County and says the DCVB is excited to be part of the campaign again. “We are excited to help with this project, and give back to the community,” Rogers said. “Previously, I worked with children and I know winter gear gets lost and sometimes these items don’t get replaced,” she said. “This is a great campaign that will keep not only local children warm, but also adults.”

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

Egg Harbor Business Association

Location: Nicolet Bank, 7842 Hwy 42, Egg Harbor

Hours: 9 AM – 3:30 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 Visitor Center

Location: Jacksonport Cottage, 6275 Hwy 57, Jacksonport

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

Sister Bay Visitor Center

Location: 10668 N Bayshore Drive (Hwy 42), Sister Bay

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 AM – 4 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 at the DCVB, 920-818-1134 or jen@doorcounty.com

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