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Killingworth Women’s Org: Holiday Wish Drive & Santa’s Mailbox

Submitted by Genie Dethloff, KWO Publicity Chair.

The Killingworth Women’s Organization (KWO) asks you to please consider helping others during the holiday season by participating in the 2019 Gregory Bousquet Holiday Wish Drive. Gregory Bousquet was the son of Jackie and Bob Bousquet, Killingworth residents for 35 years. After Gregory’s tragic death in 1995, the drive was established in his living memory to reach out to those in our community who are less fortunate. Every year, the Killingworth community comes together to help its neighbors during the holidays by donating gifts to families in need.

On November 14, 2019 Holiday Wish Drive gift lists will be posted in the front office of Killingworth Elementary School (KES) and at St. Lawrence Church. To participate:
1. Take a “neighbor in need” card, which will have a wish gift item on it.
2. Purchase the listed gift.
3. Return the “neighbor in need” card with the gift item to either the KES front office or St. Lawrence Church.

If your gift item is a gift card, you can mail it to the KWO, PO Box 952, Killingworth, CT 06419.
For more info contact or Teresa at 860 664-5652.

Toys and clothing should be new, in original packaging and unwrapped. All gifts must be delivered to the drop-off locations by December 18, 2019. Donations can also be sent to the KWO and someone’s wish gift will be purchased on your behalf. When submitting checks, please write “Wish Drive” in the memo line. KWO will send you a tax donation letter if you provide your name, address and/or email address with the gift. Presents will be given to families on December 21, 2019.

Santa’s Mailbox is Coming to Town!

Santa’s mailbox will make its first appearance in Killingworth at the Parmelee Christmas at the Farm event on December 7, 2019 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. It will then magically fly to the Killingworth Library, where it will stay until one week before Christmas. “Mailed” letters should be sent between December 7 – 18, 2019 and addressed to Santa. Please include the child’s name and full address, so Santa and his elves can send a response letter with the help of the Killingworth Women’s Organization. After December 18, 2019 Santa cannot guarantee a reply since it is such a busy time at the North Pole. Happy Holidays!

Editor’s Note 12/2/19: Changed dates to reflect comment from contributor.


  1. I seemed to have posted last years dates; sorry for the mistake!
    The drive ends on December 18th for distribution on the 21st.

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