Fort Merchants Lend Support to Trudy's Room
As part of the annual Holiday Open House and Market on December 7, purchases made at participating retailers supported this year’s Merchants Making a Difference designee, Trudy’s Room. Local residents and visitors shopped Fort Atkinson merchants during this event, and in return, the merchants gave back a portion of their sales. A total of $1,142 was donated to assist with the mission of Trudy’s Room, which is dedicated to fostering the well-being of infants and children by distributing donated furniture, clothing, diapers and other basic supplies to families in the Fort Atkinson area who qualify. Located on the third floor of the United Methodist Church, families may visit up to three times monthly to receive diaper and wipe packages. Trudy’s Room is open on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Wednesdays from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, and Fridays from 10:00 am to noon. Clean, gently used items can be left at the church office Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and cash donations are always welcome.