We Care 2012: Back to Zero

KOKOMO, IN – WWKI’s We Care is once again broke. Not a single penny remains in the charity’s accounts now that we have distributed the $412,495.34 raised during the 2012 fiscal year. Just as Dick Bronson promised when he started We Care forty years ago, every penny of the funds raised goes to help the needy at Christmas time.

On Wednesday, December 19th, the funds were dispersed to five local charities and a small portion was deposited in the We Care Hope Trust Fund:

  • Salvation Army – $105,000.00
  • The Goodfellows – $105,000.00
  • Kokomo Rescue Mission – $105,000.00
  • Bona Vista – $85,000.00
  • Mental Health Association – $10,000.00
  • We Care Hope Trust Fund – $2,495.34

Notable contributions to the 2012 total include:

  • Mike Wyant’s We Care Park – $75,000.00
  • Trim-A-Tree Festival – $53,653.99
  • Bar Wars – $9,935.58

We Care – It truly is the Heart of Kokomo.



For Additional Information:

WWKI – We Care, Inc.
519 North Main Street
Kokomo, IN 46901
(765) 459-4191

Trim-A-Tree Festival Finds New Home

KOKOMO, IN — We Care has found a new home for the 2012 We Care Trim-A-Tree Festival.  After more than six months of searching, the Trim-A-Tree festival will not have to move very far.  The newly renovated Kokomo Town Center Mall will still host the festival, as the trees will be decorated and displayed in the former Phar-Mor store on the west side of the mall.  This location will also house the We Care Store for the duration of the festival.

The 2012 We Care Trim-A-Tree festival reservation day will be on Wednesday, August 1st.  Reservation can be made by calling (765) 459-4191 beginning at 9 AM.  Reservations are on a first-come basis, only while supplies last.

Decoration Day for the festival will be on Sunday, October 28th, 2012 at 2 PM.  Note that this year’s event starts earlier in the day than in previous years.  Previously, the decorating could not begin until the mall officially closed.  Given the new location of the event, this constraint is no longer in place.  We hope the new time is more convenient for our decorators.

The 2012 We Care Trim-A-Tree Festival will officially begin on Monday, October 29th at 10 AM when the We Care Store opens for business.  WWKI’s Male Call will be broadcasting live from the store beginning at 9:30 AM on the 29th.

For Additional Information:

Mariesa Skogland
We Care Trim-A-Tree Coordinator
(765) 453-7826

We Care Trim-A-Tree Festival Looking for New Location

KOKOMO, IN — The We Care organization is currently looking for a location to host the 2012 Trim-A-Tree Festival and Auction.  They are looking for a building or vacant space with approximately 8,000 to 12,000 square feet with plenty of free parking available.  The time frame for the use of the building is Mid-October through Mid-November.  Any individual or business that would like to donate the space to We Care, please contact Mariesa Skogland by phone or email: (765) 453-7826 or wecaretrees@sbcglobal.net.

For Additional Information:

Mariesa Skogland
We Care Trim-A-Tree Coordinator
(765) 453-7826