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Visit Beloit Blog | September 24, 2017

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Visit Beloit helps Wisconsin bundle up this winter season! -

Visit Beloit helps Wisconsin bundle up this winter season! Visit Beloit | Bundle Up Donations Visit Beloit | Bundle Up Donations from RSVP Visit Beloit | Bundle Up Donations Beloit Domestic Violence Survivor Center

Visit Beloit has had the honor to participate in the “Big Bundle Up” campaign the past three years and this year’s collection was outstanding!  We collected 508 items (compared to 145 last year!) and donated them to the Beloit Domestic Violence Survivor Center, Hands of Faith and the Salvation Army.

 

Beloit Domestic Violence Survivor Center

Receiving donations at the Beloit Domestic Violence Shelter

The Annual “Big Bundle Up”

Visit Beloit, the Beloit Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center and the Fairfield Inn & Suites, teamed up and invited residents to drop off new or gently used coats, sweaters, hats, mittens and other warm clothing items, as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s “Big Bundle Up” campaign. The “Big Bundle Up” was a statewide collection program running Nov. 18, 2013 – Jan. 4, 2014.

 

Visit Beloit | "Bundle Up" Donations from RSVP

“Bundle Up” Donations from RSVP

Many hands knitting to keep Beloit warm

Many of the items we received were handmade.  The retired seniors really stepped up to the plate to help us out this year.  We received 267 hats, 70 pairs of mittens, 37 scarves and 13 sweaters, all knitted with tender loving care by the hands of local seniors.  Our hearts were touched by their generosity!

 

Visit Beloit | "Bundle Up" Donations

An abundance of knitting

 

Every Coat Makes a Difference

As we distributed the items to the organizations, they told us they were very grateful for the donations, because the need this year was very high.  There are people in our community who do not have hats, gloves or even coats to protect them from the cold weather and many snowfalls.

 

Visit Beloit | "Bundle Up" Donations

Delivering donations to the Salvation Army

Remember us during your spring cleaning!

We were very thankful to help collect and distribute these winter items.   Please keep Visit Beloit in mind this year as you clean out your closets and watch our Facebook page for postings on next year’s “Big Bundle Up” in December.  With your help, we will continue to make a difference in the lives of those around us.  Thanks for partnering with us this year!

 

Visit Beloit | Volunteers sort "Big Bundle Up" Donations

Volunteers helping to sort “Big Bundle Up” donations

Linda

Linda

Working for Visit Beloit has been an adventure for the past 5 years! We love all the activities Beloit has to offer and it is my pleasure to share it with others. Life keeps me busy at home, with a husband of 23 years, three great boys, a beautiful daughter-in-law, a little grandson on the way and a sweet black lab.
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