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 100th 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. 10 (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 Girl age 6, Size 14/16, Shoe size 1 wide: Barbies, LOL Dolls, Crafts Boy age 5, Size 5/6, Shoe size 11/12: Legos Baby Yoda, Paw Patrol
FAMILY #2 Girl age 5, Size 6/7, Shoes size : LOL Dolls, Baby Alive, Bluey, Spongebob
FAMILY #3 Girl age 3, Size 4T, Favorite color Green: Paw Patrol, Spongebob Girl age 1, Size 12mo, Favorite color Bright colors: Singing
FAMILY #4 Boy age 11, Size 14 Husky, Shoe size 6, Favorite color Green: Digimon, Pokemon
FAMILY #5 Boy age 8, Size 10/12, Shoe size 7, Favorite color Blue: Trucks, Tools Boy age 1, Size 24 mo: Music toys, Learning toys Girl age 9, Size 10/12, Shoe size 7, Favorite color Pink: Dolls
FAMILY #6 Boy age 2, Size 3T: Mickey Mouse, Cars, Learning toys Boy age 1, Size 3T: Balls, Learning Toys, Music.
FAMILY #7 Boy age 12, Size 18/20, Shoe size 9 men’s: Bike, PS4 games, Building crafts. Girl age 8, Size 10/12 shirt & 7/8 pant, Shoe size 3: Slime, Fidgets, Makeup, Arts & Crafts. Girl age 4, Size 7/8, Shoe size 13: Barbie dream house, Barbie camper, Princesses, Paint, Arts & Crafts.
FAMILY #8 Girl age 12, Size S Juniors: Clothes, Arts. Girl age 3, Size 4T/5T: Toys, Arts & Crafts, Board games.
FAMILY #9 Girl age 1, Size 2T, Shoe size 8:Learning Toys, Balls, Books. Boy age 11, Size 10/12, Shoe size 6.5: Fortnite, Muscle Cars, Exploration Kits.
FAMILY #10 Boy age 7, Size 8/10, Shoe size 2, Favorite color Blue: Cars, Trucks, Pay Doh, Puzzles, Superheroes, Arts & Crafts. Boy age 7, Size 8/10, Shoe size 2, Favorite color red: Cars, Trucks, Games, Magnetic toys.
FAMILY #11 Girl age 11, Size 12/14 shirt & 10/12 pant, Shoe size 5: Barbies, LOL, Crafts, Make-Up. Girl age 9, Size 12/14 shirt & 10/12 pant, Shoe size 4: Stuffed animals, Crafts, Barbies.
FAMILY #12 Girl age 10, Size 13 shirt & 12 pant, Shoe size 6: Dolls Boy age 8, Size 8, Shoe size 4: Cars Boy age 8, Size 7, Shoe size 13, Favorite color Gray: Any Boy age 3, Size 4, Shoe size 11: Marvel Girl age 3, Size 4, Shoe size 11, Favorite color Pink: Any
Family # 13 Boy age 6, Size 6 shirt & 7 pant, Shoe size 13, Favorite color green: Fidget toys, Legos. Boy age 5, Size 5 shirt & 4 pant, Shoe size 12, Favorite color Blue: Dino, Trucks, Books.
Questions? Call Santa’s elf, Larissa, @ 607-547-6103, or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm).