Empty Stocking Club
For more than 100 years, the Empty Stocking Club, part of the charitable arm of the Wisconsin State Journal, has had a mission of providing new toys for children in Dane County during the holidays. Thanks to the generous contributions from businesses, friends and neighbors across our region, hundreds of thousands of toys have arrived under the Christmas tree for children who might otherwise not have had a gift to open.
Volunteers are needed to distribute gifts at the annual Toy Depot which will take place on December 9-11 and to set up on Dec. 9 (Please note Dec. 9 is set up only and no families will be present) at the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison. When signing up, please indicate if you are part of a group in the comment section by using that space to identify the group.
Thanks in advance for your generous gift of time to help make the holidays brighter for others!
Please note: If you or someone you know would benefit from participating in this program to receive one gift for each child 18 and under in the household, please fill out an application at www.emptystockingclub.com. Volunteers who also wish to receive toys will need to submit an application prior to the Nov. 18 submission deadline and shop the Toy Depot before or after their volunteer shift.
Alliant Energy Center