In 2011, we began to incorporate the Day of Compassion into Freedom Fest.  It resonated so well with the vision and purpose of the event that we have offered it ever since. Be sure to read below what services are being provided this year, and their times of operation so you don’t miss anything from our compassion component. Also, please note, while the compassion component operates from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., items and resources are only available as supplies last.

GROCERY GIVEAWAY

As a part of Freedom Fest 2020, we are giving away over 25,000 pounds of groceries and fresh produce. Thanks to our partnership with Second Harvest and numerous sponsors, each family will receive a box of dry groceries as well as a bag of fresh produce. As a part of our COVID-19 response, we are offering a drive-up, no contact pickup service. When you enter our property, you will have the option to drive your vehicle to our parking or to stop by our grocery pickup first. Our volunteer team will place the groceries in your vehicle and then direct you to our event parking.

BACKPACK GIVEAWAY

New to Freedom Fest, we want to help bridge the education gap in our community by ensuring that each student has an opportunity to receive the supplies they need for a successful school year. Whether you are doing school in-person or virtually, we are giving away 500 backpacks, which will include school supplies such as pencils, crayons, erasers, folders, notebooks, scissors, glue, and more.

CLOTHING GIVEAWAY

In partnership with Acts of Kindness, the Janesville Community Center, Rock County Cares, and other organizations, we are offering a giveaway of thousands of articles of clothing. We have men’s, women’s, girl’s, boy’s, and infant’s clothing items—many of them are even brand new. After receiving a temperature check and face mask, feel free to walk through our clothing tent and peruse the various tables of clothing.

HAIRCUTS

Our team of volunteers will be providing free, professional haircuts right at Freedom Fest. Each of our hairstylist stations will have its own 10’x10′ tent space. After a temperature check and while wearing a face mask for the duration of the haircut, you will be able to walk away from your hair appointment looking fresh and ready to go!