News 8 Now’s inaugural ‘Joy of Sharing’ donation drive a huge success

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT)- So many people helped News 8 Now spread holiday cheer by contributing to our “Joy of Sharing” event out at Festival Foods in Onalaska Friday.

It was the first annual event to help the Salvation Army, Hunger Task Force, and La Crosse Jaycee’s Toys for Tots.

Here’s a look at just how much of a difference it will be making in our community:

Between 5 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday, 1,316 toys and estimated 4,500 lbs. of food were donated.

Plus, $23,002 was raised which will be split between the three organizations.

We can not say thank you enough to all of you for helping share joy throughout our area this holiday season.