Last week, several Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha members went shopping at J.C. Penney in Pleasant Prairie for the holidays.
Twenty-three kids had the opportunity to shop and spend up to $100 each, thanks to the generosity of J.C. Penney. Members selected everything from clothes and watches to makeup, toys and candy.
Nationwide, J.C. Penney selects one store per state, which then selects a local charity partner for the holiday shopping experience. The Pleasant Prairie location at 10225 77th St., was the recipient for Wisconsin, and its partner was the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha.
“It was so fun to see the kids shop,” said club CEO Jake McGhee. “Some kids bought items exclusively for their family and friends, and some kids chose one or two things for themselves.
“One kid had even had done his research online and came with a list of things he knew he wanted!
“We are so grateful to J.C. Penney for this opportunity and for making the holidays a bit brighter for these members.”
“It was a pleasure to host the shopping event for our charity partner, the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha,” said Cindy Stewart, general manager of J.C. Penney in Pleasant Prairie.
“My team and I had a lot of fun with the kids, and it was heartwarming to see them choose gifts for their family and a few fun things for themselves.”
Those who donate to the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha during the holiday season will have their gift matched by Natalie and Dennis Troha.