Celebrate The Spirit Of Christmas!
The AllOTSEGO newspapers, The Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta, are joining with The Salvation Army to make a joyful Christmas for area families through its Angel Tree Program.
This tradition dates back to 1921 with the creation of The Freeman’s Journal Christmas Fund by Editor & Publisher Rowan D. Spraker Sr. as a way for neighbors to help others enjoy a happy holiday. This week marks the 96th year of this community tradition, partnering this year with The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army has gathered Christmas wish lists grouped by family which can be seen below.
Embrace one individual or an entire family. Every gift is appreciated. Shop by yourself or with friends and colleagues. The more the merrier! Gifts should be both new and unwrapped (price tags removed please), and received no later than Dec. 14 (to allow the elves time for wrapping and loading). Gifts may be dropped off at the newspaper offices at 21 Railroad Ave., Cooperstown, or at the Salvation Army Chapel, 25 River St., Oneonta.
Here are the items that are needed (crossed out families and individuals have found a benefactor):
FAMILY #1 Boy, age 4m, size 6/9m: Learning toys, books, needs toddler car seat
FAMILY #2 Girl, age 6, size 7/8: Shopkins, doll house, needs coat, snow pants, boots Boy, age 1, size 24m:Learning toys, cars, dump truck,needs snowsuit
FAMILY #3 Boy, age 2m, size 6/9m: Learning toys, stuffed animals, needs snowsuit Boy, age 2, size 3T: Paw Patrol, PJ Masks, Bubble Guppies Boy, age 5, size 6/7: Paw Patrol, PJ masks, LEGO Ninjago
FAMILY #4 Boy, age13, size 16:LEGOs, anything to build, drawing Girl, age 10, size 12:Nails, make-up, music Boy, age 6, size 6: Remote control car, Matchbox cars, coloring books Girl, age 2, size 3T: Play kitchen, riding toy
FAMILY #5 Boy, age 4, size 6:Thomas the Train, dinosaurs, Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers, shoes size 11
FAMILY #6 Girl, age 4, size 7:Bike with training wheels, baby doll, Minnie Mouse, LEGOs Boy, age 5, size 8/10:Bike with training wheels, LEGOs, Paw Patrol, Transformers
FAMILY #7 Girl, age9wk, size 3/6m:Interactive learning toys, needs walker Girl, age 2, size 3T:Play kitchen, baby doll with stroller Girl, age 3, size 4T:Baby doll, doll stroller, butterflies, crafts Boy, age 5, size 7:Paw Patrol, monster trucks, LEGOs Boy, age 10, size 12/14:Remote control car, paint set, easel
FAMILY #8 Girl, age 7, size 7/8:Bike, purple bed set, nail polish
FAMILY #9 Boy, age 2, size 3T:Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol, Mickey Mouse, balls, trucks Girl, age 7, size 8:Bike with helmet, Shopkins, crafts, JoJo
FAMILY #10 Girl, age 9m, size 18M:Interactive learning toys, learn to walk toy Girl, age 4, size 6/7:My Little Pony, LOL Surprise! dolls, LEGOs
FAMILY #11 Boy, age 2, size 3T:Leap Frog learning tablet, riding toy, Nerf toys, needs snowsuit
FAMILY #12 Girl, age 5, size 5/6:Barbie with horse, stencil glow pad, LEGOs, needs sneakers size 10 Girl, age 8, size 6/7S:LEGO Classic, Barbie with horse, LEGO Elves, stencil glow pad, needs: sneakers size 13 Girl, age 11, size 12:Digital camera, LEGO Elves, Cra-Z-Art Crazy Lights Dancing Magic Water Speakers, needs sneakers size 3 Girl, age 13, size W/XL:Amazon gift card for books, birthstone (March/aquamarine) necklace and earrings, needs sneakers Womens size 8½ Boy, age 8m, size 12M:Interactive learning toys, books, learn to walk toy
Questions? Call Santa’s elf, Larissa, @ 607-547-6103, or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm).