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Angel Tree Program

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Celebrate The Spirit Of Christmas!Salvation Army And AllOTSEGO Angel Tree Christmas - 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 101st year of this community tradition, partnering 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. 9 (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):

Due to the wonderful response from the community, we requested an additional 5 families from the Salvation Army to be adopted out to receive gifts. The families are as follows:

Family #11

  • Girl, age 12, size medium, adult shoe size 9: arts and crafts, makeup.
  • Girl, age 10, size 12/14, shoe size 7: makeup, jewelry, girly stuff.
  • Girl, age 7, shirt size 14/16, pant size 12, shoe size 3: dolls, girly stuff, slime.
  • Boy age 6, size 6/7, shoe size 12: trucks, paw patrol, sonic.

Family #12

  • Girl, age 11, size 12/14, shoe size 12: violin stuff, arts and crafts, dress clothes.
  • Boy, age 9, size 10, shoe size 5: soccer, RC cars, arts and crafts, Pokémon.
  • Boy, age 6, size 6, shoe size 13: soccer, winter clothes, superheroes, Legos.
  • Boy, age 7, size 7, shoe size 1: books, legos, superheroes.
  • Boy, age 4, size 4, shoe size 13: legos, stuffed animals, soccer, learning toys.

Family #13

  • Girl, age 4, size 4, shoe size 13: baby dolls, Barbie’s, coloring books.
  • Boy, age 2, size 2T, shoe size 10: learning toys, noisy toys.
  • Girl, age 6, size 5: learning toys, diapers.
  • Boy, age 2, size 2: appropriate toys, diapers.

Family #14

  • Girl, age 8, size 14, shoe size 1: Barbie’s, arts and crafts, girly stuff.
  • Boy, age 2 mo., size 3mo: learning toys, noisy toys.

Family #15

  • Girl, age 8, size 12/14, shoe size 4: Barbie’s, crafts, journals, pens.
  • Boy, age 10, size 10/12, shoe size 5: cars, nerf guns, PS4 games.


  • Boy, age 4, size 5/6: Cars, trucks dinosaurs, airplanes
  • Girl, age 3, size 4/5: Babies, unicorns, kitties


  • Girl, age 2, size 4T, shoe size 6/7: Montessori toys, learning toys, dress up
  • Girl, age 3, size 5T, shoe size 7/8: Anything with bugs, art & crafts
  • Boy, age 10, size 12, shoe size 3: Anime, crafts, PS4 games


  • Boy, age 2, size 3T, shoe size 8: Cars, astronauts, & trucks


  • Boy, age 4, size 4/5, shoe size 12: Batman, Paw Patrol
  • Girl, age 9, size 8/10, shoe size 6.5: Schleich horse, Crafts


  • Girl, age 6, size 6/7, shoe size 4: JoJo Siwa, Encanto, Spongebob Squarepants


  • Boy, age 7, size 10, shoe size 4: Action figures, Legos
  • Girl, age 5, size 7, shoe size 13: Doll House and accessories, learning activities


  • Girl, age 3, size 4T, shoe size 9: Trolls, Frozen, My Little Pony
  • Girl, age 1, size 18 mo, shoe size 5/6: Elmo, Curious George, Puppies


  • Boy, age 8, size 8, shoe size 2: Dinosaurs, Plushies
  • Girl, age 10, size 8, shoe size 2: Plushies, Puzzles, dollhouse


  • Boy, age 12, shirt size small, pants size 12, shoe size 7: Nerf guns, Basketball, Bike
  • Girl, age 10, size 14/16, shoe size 5.5: Unicorns, Books, Bike
  • Girl, age 9, size 10/12, shoe size 2.5: Arts & Crafts, mermaids, bike
  • Girl, age 7, size 7/8, shoe size 1: Frozen, arts & crafts, bike
  • Girl, age 1, size, 18-24 mo, shoe size 4: Learning toys, age appropriate toys
  • Girl, age 1, size 18-24 mo, shoe size 5: Learning toys, age appropriate toys


  • Boy, age 11, size Mens Medium, shoe size 7: Basketball, Fortnite, Nintendo Switch Games
  • Girl, age 5, size 6x, shoe size 13: Bike with training wheels, Arts & Crafts

Questions? Call Santa’s elf, Larissa, @ 607-547-6103, or email (Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm).



    • Hi Kim,
      Thank you for your interest. To sign up you can call the office at 607-547-6103 with the family you would like to sponsor and your plans for dropping off the gifts. I will also need either a phone number or an e-mail address so I can contact you with any changes.

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