Bags of Joy

Bringing Joy Throughout Ozaukee County

Since 2020, Mel’s Charities has partnered with Horicon Bank (formerly Cornerstone Bank) to purchase over $90,000 in gift cards from Ozaukee County businesses.

In 2022,  we brought joy to over 100 individuals and families who could use a much-needed boost during the holidays and throughout the year.

If you know of an individual who should receive a Bag of Joy contact

Below is one of the many thank you notes sent from grateful Bags of Joy recipients.

“ Mel’s Elves,

Today an elf came to my door with a package and a smile. I welcomed them with open arms, for I hadn’t seen her in a while. They spoke of spreading joy to others who had a need and said Mel’s Elves worked day and night to plant a special seed. This seed you see is joyful hope and comes from God above to touch the hearts and lives of those and bless them with His love. Thank you, Mel’s for changing lives and spreading joyful splendor. My heart is full this night because of your kind gesture.”