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.