Booth Library taking donations for One Stop Community Christmas

Staff Report

The Booth Library is taking donations of books, toys or money to benefit the One Stop Community Christmas program.

One Stop Community Christmas works collaboratively with different organizations in the area to help families in need.

The program consists of different organizations that serve Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie and Shelby counties.

According to a press release, an estimated 2,400 children will be helped through the program this year. New books, activity books, comic books or coloring books for newborns to 18-year-olds will be accepted.

Also being accepted are new and unwrapped toys.

The donations can be placed in a “Toys for Tots” box in the Marvin Foyer until Dec. 2.

To give a monetary donation, people can send a check to the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1211, Effingham, IL 62401, or they can go online to

Families who receive assistance through the program will pick up donations Dec. 10 at Lake Land College.


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