Jen Mesko, a special education teacher at West Bend High School, organizes the event in her ‘spare time’ because she sees such a need amongst her students. She reaches out to her peers to ask them to nominate students they think might benefit from such an event and to ask for donations. She provides food and gifts for the students in attendance as well as an atmosphere of hope, promise, and cheer.
This year the Washington County Dems have volunteered to do a “sock drive” for the students. Please donate NEW socks at the office for this important event. Please keep in mind that that these socks are for high school students—they often wear funky, fun socks. We will have a bin at the office for sock donations. Please bring a pair or tow to our meeting on Wednesday or to your office shift or drop them off during office hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Saturday from 8:00 AM to Noon.