Felicia Melton-Smyth Gift Drive

The logo for the Felicia Melton-Smyth Holiday Gift Drive

Felicia Melton-Smyth Gift Drive

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About the Felicia Melton-Smyth Gift Drive

Since 2002, the Felicia Melton-Smyth (FMS) Gift Drive has worked to raise funds and donations for the clients of AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) and their families who cannot afford to celebrate this time of year. Local hero Felicia Melton-Smyth (honored by the Isthmus, Our Lives Magazine, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, and President Bill Clinton for her charitable efforts) began this drive and worked to help ARCW’s clients until her passing in 2008. Now the FMS Holiday Gift Drive strives to continue her very important work. Having originally partnering with Shamrock Bar, Felicia was able to bring a Happy Holiday for many families in our area.

The outpouring of donations and support over the years has been tremendous! However, we sometimes end up with more items, such as toys, than needed and using gift cards or cash donations we receive fills some of the gift requests for practical items.

This year the Felicia Melton-Smyth Holiday Gift Drive will kick off on November 19 at 7pm with the lighting of Felicia’s Giving Tree at Shamrock Bar and Grill at 117 West Main St. and will end with the Holiday Appreciation Party on December 13th at 6pm also at Shamrock Bar and Grill.

There are so many families in need and so many great ways to give. Every dollar counts! For more information on how you can get involved, please contact Dana Crumpton at (608)215-4324 or dcrumpton66@gmail.com.

The Felicia Melton-Smyth Holiday Gift Drive is a project of The Mad City Sisters (501c3 nonprofit) and all donations are Tax Deductible.

Thank you for your time and Happy Holidays!

Dana Crumpton
Felicia Melton-Smyth Holiday Gift Drive

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