MADISON, Wis.—Dec. 15, 2021—Bags and bags of gifts for 282 children from 112 families were delivered to Henderson Elementary School in Madison on Dec. 13. WPS Health Solutions coordinated the gift program with the school, which provided a confidential list of families in financial need.
WPS has “adopted” Henderson Elementary and introduced the gift program in 2020. This year, there were 746 gifts donated, totaling more than $15,000.
“This has been the best kind of busy,” said Megan Willauer, Director of Events and Strategic Partnerships at WPS. “Envisioning the faces of children as they open their gifts on Christmas morning makes the effort worth it! Thank you to everyone who contributed to this effort. WPS has such a generous community.”
The gifts were donated through an Amazon Wish List created specifically for the children at Henderson and their siblings. In addition to the gift drive for the Madison school, WPS invited employees in its other locations to participate in the Toys for Tots programs in Green Bay, Wis.; Rothschild, Wis.; West Frankfort, Ill.; Omaha, Neb.; and Hampton, Va.