In 1971 a postal worker named Johnetta Borum recruited her postal-worker colleagues to share a meal and a gift at a Christmas party for 20 students at LaFollette Elementary School in Milwaukee Public Schools.
While she intended to make the event larger the following year, she died unexpectedly in October 1972 from a heart attack. Her coworkers have continued the party every year since which has grown to include students from dozens of local schools and hundreds of sponsors from a variety of organizations.
The event is now held at the Italian Community Center and members of the MBFF sponsor dozens of children annually, providing them with a catered lunch and a brand new gift, wrapped and addressed to a deserving child.
We are honored to take part in this annual tradition. If you would like to attend the lunch and participate as a sponsor, buy a gift and sponsor a child or make a donation click the button below to contact us.