Plans for Fifth annual Stockings 4 Kids underway

Santa’s elves are starting early. For the fifth year, local business consultant Lee Knapp is rallying the community to make Christmas dreams come true for local, less fortunate children through Stockings 4 Kids, a United Way partner organization.

Founder of the organization, Knapp started Stockings 4 Kids, a nonprofit organization, with a desire to give every child a happy Christmas morning, something she feels every child deserves.

Preparations of the 5th Annual Stockings 4 Kids effort are already underway and sponsors are being actively sought to help fund the project. In order to meet the 1,500-stocking goal, Knapp needs to raise $20,000. The 19 inch Christmas stocking costs $12 including the stocking itself and all gifts inside it.

Businesses, individuals and families are invited to make a tax-deductible donation to help fund Stockings 4 Kids. There are two sponsorship levels — Santa and Elf. To provide a Santa sponsorship donors are asked to contribute $1,200, which will fill 100 stockings. To provide an Elf sponsorship the donation is $600, which will fill 50 stockings. Donations of any kind are accepted. All donations should be made out to United Way of Lee County with a note that the donation is designated for Stocking 4 Kids. Information: (239) 481-8557.

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