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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee Focus on Making the Holidays Special for Milwaukee’s Youth

2021 Holiday Toy Drive kicks off with the goal of providing kids with a happy and joyful holiday season

By - Nov 18th, 2021 12:22 pm

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – (November 18, 2021) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee works to ensure the youth we serve always have what they need, including exceptional programming, safe spaces, warm meals, and mentorship. We also want to ensure their holiday season is warm and bright, so the Clubs are collecting toys to provide each Club member with a gift to unwrap this holiday.

With the goal of collecting meaningful toys and creating a joyful experience for all age groups, there are many ways individuals, families, groups, and companies can get involved and help make the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee’s 2021 Holiday Gift Drive a success:

  • Shop BGCGM’s Amazon Wish List to donate at:
  • Donate wrapping supplies including gift bags and tissue paper.
  • Host a mini gift drive within your own family, community or business using our Wish List as a guide.
  • Write holiday cards with joyful messages to our youth to be included with their gifts.
  • Make a monetary donation at
  • Become a sponsor of the event. Kohl’s is the presenting sponsor of the event. Meijer and Guy and Louise Osborn are lead sponsors of the Holiday Gift Drive.
  • Learn more at

“We will do whatever it takes to make Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee’s 2021 Holiday Gift Drive a success for our Club kids. Imagine the impact you’ll have when you ensure a child has something special to open this holiday season! Or imagine the joy you will bring to our youth and hard-working staff with your holiday cards and messages,” said BGCGM President and CEO, Kathy Thornton-Bias.

Individuals, families, or groups can email Mia Krantz at to share how they would like to support Club kids this holiday season. Mia will provide the necessary information and support to ensure these efforts are successful. For those choosing to donate toys, wrapping supplies or cards, please connect with Mia to arrange pick-up or drop-off (if not ordering from Amazon). The Holiday Gift Drive is underway and will run through Friday, December 10th.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) is one of the largest and longest youth-serving agencies in Milwaukee and the largest Boys & Girls Club in the country. With more than 40 locations in Milwaukee, BGCGM provides youth ages 4-18 with fun, enriching after-school and summer programming including academic support, mentorship, organized athletics, arts, and nutritious meals. Our programs strengthen academic performance, build character, encourage healthy lifestyles, and meet the basic needs of Milwaukee’s youth. More than 80 percent of BGCGM’s annual budget goes toward youth programming. Learn more at

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