Horrible Holiday Sweater Celebration!

Kicking off the holiday season with a FUNdraiser to support our vital programs

Though we can’t gather this year for our traditional Horrible Holiday Sweater Shuffle 5K, we can still pull out the sweaters, celebrate, and have a great time as we help those in our community who are experiencing financial insecurity.
This year has brought a dramatic increase in the number of families served by the many community volunteers at Waunakee Neighborhood Connection. We are nearing 200 households, comprised of almost 700 individuals, registered for our programs. Each family’s level of need has also risen as many of them deal with job loss, reductions in hours, and health concerns. This growth in demand for our services, coupled with having to cancel our two biggest fundraising events this year, makes it vitally important that we bring in adequate funds to keep serving the community. The Horrible Holiday Sweater Celebration gives you the opportunity to make that happen!

How do we participate?
The Horrible Holiday Sweater Celebration is a virtual event in which you can donate online personally and then set up your own fundraising page to get donations from others in your social, school, or professional circles. You can customize your page with your own photos or video of you and your family, friends, or colleagues (safely, of course) having fun while wearing your favorite ugly holiday sweater, socks, and/or mask. Get as creative with this as you would like! You can also add your own story of why you’re participating and include a special thank you message to those who give. Then, share it on all of your email and social media platforms starting this coming Saturday, November 28th – the traditional day of our Shuffle – through Tuesday, December 1st, which is Giving Tuesday.
You can set up your page as soon as you’d like. We’ll start sharing photos and stories from participants and donors though social media on Saturday when the Celebration officially begins!

Register and set up your fundraising page here.

Questions? Contact us at wncteam@waunakeenc.org or (608)849-5740.