'Kindness for Kids'
Address: Rhinelander
Contact: Alan Newman
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'Kindness for Kids' brings smiles to hundreds of kids each Christmas, who may not otherwise see any presents under the tree. The organization helps families in Oneida County that are dealing with hardships. Families can sign up to receive toys through 'Kindness for Kids' through Oneida County Social Services. Last year they gave away toys to over 500 children. The group aims to give 3 to 4 toys to each child, and they try to match specific toy requests. Collection boxes for toy donations are located throughout Rhinelander, and also in Eagle River and Tomahawk. They're collecting toys through December 15th. For more information visit their website at www.kindnessforkids.net
'Shop with a Cop'
Address: 201 North Brown Street, Rhinelander WI
Contact: Officer Chad Brown
Phone: (715) 365-5300
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Shop with a Cop gives well deserving and under-served 3rd graders in the Rhinelander area a chance to go Christmas shopping with a local police officer, fire fighter or state trooper. Kids are able to purchase presents for themselves, and family members with the help of their new big buddies. The 'Shop with a Cop' program gives kids a role model in the community, and gives them a chance to build a positive relatioship with law enforcement. The program is made possible by community donations. Each year their goal is to take 20 kids for a shopping spree. To donate, mail or drop off checks to the Rhinelander Police Department. Make checks payable to The Rhinelander Professional Police Association.
Brick House
Address: Northland Pines High School - Eagle River
Contact: Teacher Ann Hewitt
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Nortland Pines High School's Brick House is raising money for the Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing (NATH). The Northwoods has one of the fastest growing homeless populations. The rural setting makes it hard to see so the Brick House is hoping to raise awareness. The Brick House's goal is to raise $250 for the Frederick Place in Rhinelander.

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