Christmas Belles get helping hand from Walmart Foundation
Rhinelander Walmart manager Brent Sundby, center, presents a check from the Walmart Foundation to the four chairwomen of the Christmas Belles Program. The Rhinelander Walmart has been supporting the Christmas Belles for more than 15 years. The program began as a cookie exchange between six women. After two years, they decided they could do something more meaningful at Christmas.
In 2001, the six purchased gifts for the children of one foster family. The program has grown every year with 158 women participating this year, bringing Christmas to 157 children in three social service agencies.
For more information about the Christmas Belles, contact Duerkop, 906-544-2425 or Benson, 715-477-0144.