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 97th 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):
Boy, age 9, size 16H: Board games, Legos, Pokemon.
Boy, age 13, size 12H (cerebral palsy): Doodle pads, learning toys.
Boy, age 4, size 5T: Tractors, LEGOs, tool set, keys. Needs winter coat.
Girl, age 7, size 8/10: Barbies, earrings, comforter set. Needs snow pants.
Girl, age 2, size 3T: Musical toys, phone, keys. Needs sneakers toddler 7.
Boy, age 10: Baseball bat, LEGOs. Needs sneakers size 5, thermal gloves.
Girl, age 14, size 2T: Dolls, dolly diapers, learning toys. Needs diapers size 4.
Girl, age 3, size 5T: My Little Pony, Shopkins, Minnie Mouse. Needs winter coat size 5.
Boy, age 8, size 10/12: Video games, LEGO games, Nerf gun, LEGO characters.
FAMILY #4 Girl, age 8, size 12/14: WWE West, Barbies, Slime.
Girl, age 14, size Jr. 1: Purse, make-up, earrings.
FAMILY #5 Boy, age 8, size 8: Dinosaurs, RC cars, LEGOs, Fossils.
Girl, age 7, size 6: Jewelry, princess things, My Little Pony, JoJo. Girl, age 5, size 4T: Babies, play kitchen, animals, Legos.
Boy, age 11, size 12: Music, video games, snow stuff.
Boy, age 10, size 12: Puzzles, model cars, winter stuff.
Girl, age 8, size 12: Make-up, hair stuff, baby dolls, winter stuff.
Boy, age 12, size 12/14: Animal books, board games, LEGOs.
Boy, age 10, size 12/14: Chapter books, LEGOs, board games.
Girl, age 7, size 8: LOLs, Pikmi Pops, Junie B. Jones books, Barbies.
FAMILY #8 Girl, age 3, size 4T: Baby dolls, Minnie Mouse stuff, books.
Boy, age 9, size 10: LEGOs, Pokemon, Power Rangers. Girl, age 10, size 10: Crafts, Barbies, horses. Boy, age 5, size 6: PJ masks, LEGOs, action figures.
Boy, age 8, size XLG: Science kits, LEGOs. Needs coat size 8.
Girl, age 6, size LG: LOL Toys, Polly Pocket. Needs coat size LG.
Girl, age 2, size 3T: PlayDoh kits, baby dolls. Needs coat size 3T.
Boy, age 8, size 10: 24″ red bike, LEGOs, archery.
FAMILY #12 Boy, age 3, size 5T: Paw Patrol, movies, cars.
Boy, age Newborn, size 3mo: Clothes, blankets, diapers.
Questions? Call Santa’s elf, Larissa, @ 607-547-6103, or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm).