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Stocking Of Cheer Receives Donation From Quota

November 28, 2018
BY LAUREN MATTHEWS - STAFF WRITER (LMATTHEWS@WETZELCHRONICLE.COM) , Wetzel Chronicle

Wetzel County's Stocking of Cheer program organizers recently received a much-appreciated donation from Quota International of New Martinsville. These funds will help Stocking of Cheer organizers as they continue to work to ensure that each child in Wetzel County has a bit of Christmas cheer this year.

The program began after organizers became concerned that some children, who might not otherwise receive a Christmas gift, might "fall through the cracks" - not applying for other area charitable gift-giving programs.

Thus, "A Calm Stocking of Cheer" began in 2016, and through organizers,' and the community's, efforts, approximately 500 stockings were passed out to local youngsters at Wetzel County Schools.

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Pictured is Billie Zimmerman (Stocking of Cheer) and Cathy Compton (Quota International of New Martinsville).

The program has grown since then, and Stocking of Cheer organizers anticipate filling 1,500 stockings this year. Organizers hope each child in grades K-4 will receive a stocking, while each child in grades 5-8 will hopefully receive a Christmas card, along with a gift certificate for an item at McDonalds, Wendys, etc.

"I am super excited, and every donation helps," said Billie Zimmerman, one of the founders of the program.

Efforts began early for this year's program. A craft/vendor show was held Nov. 3, while a quarter auction was held Nov. 24.

The Stocking of Cheer program also received help from the Wetzel County Democratic Women, who recently donated stocking stuffers.

Those who wish to help may reach out via the "Stocking of Cheer Program" Facebook, or make a monetary donation at Bayer Heritage Credit Union. Folks may also call 304-398-2082.

 
 
 

 

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