23rd Annual Trim-A-Tree Festival/Auction

Monday, November 2 – Sunday, November 15, 2015
Markland Mall, US 931 & Markland Ave., Kokomo
10:00 am – 9:00 pm Monday – Saturday
Noon – 6:00 pm Sunday
We Care Store hours: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Monday – Thursday
10:00 am – 9:00 pm Friday & Saturday
Noon – 6:00 pm Sunday
Trim-A-Tree Auction: Sunday, November 15 Start Time: 5:00 pm

80 Christmas Trees & Wreaths on display and to be auctioned with all proceeds to We C

We Care Concert Kids Choir

It’s time for the annual We Care Concert, and that means we are looking for kids who want to sing in the We Care Kids Choir. Kids will be singing the traditional “We Care Song” plus some special surprises.

Deadline to sign up is November 1, 2015. Email, text, or call Cheryl Jameson to sign up or for more information.

Practices: November 16 & 19

cheryl46979@gmail.com     (765)210-2734

2015 We Care Concert

Friday, November 20, 2015  7:00 pm

First Church of the Nazarene, Kokomo


The annual We Care Trim-A-Tree Festival reservation day is Friday, August 14th  Businesses, organizations and individuals who would like to decorate a Christmas tree or wreath need to call Friday, August 14 between 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. to be placed on the list. The number to call is: 765.459.4191. Callers will need to provide a contact name, phone number, email and mailing address. A pre-determined number of wreathes (30”), table top trees (4 ½ ft), and full trees (7 ft & 7 ½ ft) will be available. These are available on a first-come basis. A standby list will then be generated in case of any cancellations.

The Trim-A-Tree Festival will be held November 2nd – November 15 at a place yet to be determined. Decorating will be Sunday, November 1; time to be announced. The Auction is Sunday, November 15th. This is the 23rd Annual We Care Trim-A-Tree Festival. For additional information call Mariesa Skogland at 765.453.7826 or e-mail wecaretrees@sbcglobal.net.

Hacienda Give Back Day for We Ride for We Care

Hacienda Give Back Day a fundraiser for the Harley-Davidson & Hog Runners We Ride for We Care.

Wednesday, August 5, 11 am – 9 pm.

Visit the We Care Facebook page


We Care of Kokomo is looking an organization, church group, etc. that is looking for a community project that would like to take over the making the annual cheese balls for the 2015 We Care Trim-A-Tree Festival and the 2015 Annual We Care Telethon. Interested groups may contact Jackie May at 765.628.0803 for details.

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