MADISON, Wis. (Jan. 29, 2019) – With winter temperatures covering the state, Wisconsin residents, travelers and businesses came together to donate warm items for those in need as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s eighth annual “Big Bundle Up” campaign. A total of 21,452 winter clothing items, including hats, mittens, scarves, coats and snow pants, were donated to charities throughout Wisconsin. Since 2011, the campaign collected more than 155,893 donated items.
“We are so proud to see the dedication and enthusiasm of our tourism partners in making this a tremendous success for the eighth year running,” said Tourism Secretary-Designee Sara Meaney. “I am grateful to the many partners who displayed Wisconsin values by working to help keep residents warm as a result of this campaign.”