Marshfield Clinic recently contributed $750 to the Lakeland Sharing Foundation to assist in serving the needs of families in Vilas and Oneida counties.
The Lakeland Sharing Foundation is solely funded by donations. It’s an all-volunteer organization with no administrative costs, so 100 percent of donations support local children in need.
At the Christmas distribution, parents select gifts for their children for Christmas. They also receive a game and blanket for their family, plus a book, pair of gloves and hat for each child. Families can also select used toy items for their families. During the 2011 Christmas season, the Lakeland Sharing Foundation served more than 1,000 children.
The backpack and student support programs assist with school supplies and miscellaneous student costs for families in need. In August, the program distributed about 800 backpacks filled with supplies to students in the community.
For more information, contact the Lakeland Sharing Foundation at (715) 277-3434, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.