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Christmas For Kids Fundraiser

The 2022 fundraiser and donations have raised over $40,000!! THANK YOU! 

The Christmas for Kids fundraiser is hosted by Big Hearts and Open Arms Inc. (BHOA), a local non-profit, that administers the program and will be held at the LINCOLN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS on December 9, 2023. BHOA donates a portion of the proceeds to Shop with a Cop.

The fundraiser is an all day event that is open to the public and includes a host of games, raffles, and fun! Prizes are donations from individuals and businesses to promote raising of funds for the program. Your contribution of prizes and/or attending the event is very appreciated by the local kids that we are able to assist in providing adequate winter coats and Christmas gifts they otherwise may not receive.

In recent years the Coats and Boots program helps about 150 children and the Toys program helps with giving out over 2,000 toys per year to local children. We know that the money raised sounds like a significant amount of money, and it is, however when we're assisting 250+ children a year, that's at least $80 per child to get boots, coat and toys. BHOA non-profit board members and supporters spend Black Friday shopping for this program, as well as finding deals in the Spring when unsold coats, boots, and toys are on sale. The more that can be saved finding sales helps offset the high price in season. While $80 per child still seems generous, imagine that husky high school senior who needs a working winter jacket and boots but all that's available costs more than $80 for the pair, do we tell the child sorry? No, we budget and save where and when we can so we can help all those in need who come to us.

This time of year means so much to the board members; to be able to help the children and to see all of you caring supporters, who enable us to carry this program on. It truly takes a village. 

-Big Hearts & Open Arms board members and volunteers

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If you are a business or individual who would like to donate items please contact us. As time permits we will be soliciting local businesses so it may take us time so we appreciate you reaching out.

If you are a family or have kids that could benefit from this program please contact us to obtain more information. You can print the PDF application or contact one of us as we have them available as well. 



Matthew Rumble
Lincoln Electric Co-op
Neil Gardner
North Point Bar & Grille
Holly VanBemmel
Laurie Richardson
Sheran Fischer

Charity Waldo
Jayci Grayson
Cindy Sherwood
Bud & Fawnette Richard
Dave & Julie Flagtwet
Wilderness Club
Butch & Barbie Gwynn
Whitefish Credit Union
Western Building Center
Brenda McCully
A5 Electric

Boondockers Construction
Rocky Peterson Memorial
Virginia Compton

Welcome Home T.V.
Four Corners Restaurant
Von's Cafe
Big Sky Tire & Auto
Ed & Christy Sutherland
Beauty by Billie
Gail Workman

A&J Customs
Latte Da
Back Country Repair & Service
Jerry's Saloon
Carol Hanson
Amy Truman

Eureka Liquor Store
Ashley Watkins
Valley Pizza
Flanagan Sprinkling
Dann's Garage
Coldwell Banker Mason & Co
Chips & Critters of the Red Barn
Trappers Saloon
Terry & Pam Rackley
Cheeto's Garage
Branding Iron Brewery

The Feed Bin
Gwynn Lumber & Reload
Cafe Jax
Ted Waldo Concrete
Bakkila Plumbing
Fosters Fitness
Tacey Patterson
Superior Detail
First Interstate Bank
Fire & Slice
Sawmill Bar
Eureka Hardware Store
Savvy By Design
Andrew & Taylor Richardson
Eureka Furniture
Carol Roloff

Abayance Bay
Eureka Floral
Sage Jewelry
Rural Propane Services
Chelsea Torres
Jazzy Haidle
Route 93 Pizza Mill
Goff Works Clipping
Glacier Bank
Renee Montana
Janine Zimmerly
Fun Beverage
Relics Retreat
Frontier Bar
Alpenglow Tanning
Red Rooster Vintage
Front Porch
Jennifer Vernarsky Photography
Wesdon Automotive
Indian Springs Ranch
Jeffrey Loomis
Annette Bell
Off The Wall Frame Shop
Kathy Yerian
Napa-TNT Auto Parts
Koocanusa Excavating
Temple Decor
Sumi's Kitchen

Laura & Scott Persson
On the Fly
Ben & Vicki Pluid
Pit Stop Quick Lube
Lickety Split
Mountain Gift Shop
Mainstreet Variety
Main Event
Katy Morgan

Natalie Berkowitz
remy & Sheetal Evjene

Shirley Parra
Sammie Doherty
Town Pump
Joe Libby

2B Beaches & Barn
Shelby Fowler
Peggy Brandon

Madelon Martin
Believe in Me Photography
Northwoods Insurance
Renee's Rollin' in Dough
Kootenai Sand & Gravel
Blue Mountain RV
North 93 Auto Sales
Bubba's Excavation & Plowing
Dani Treece
Kaitlin Persson
Nate's Nugz

Montana Farmacy
Beth White
Dan Gibson
Calvin VanHorn
Kayleena Doherty
Persson Tree Trimming
Stan & Cecelia Slater
Big Sky Lanes
Trego Pub
Tobacco Valley News
Nicole Pomeroy
Lancaster Realty

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