Booth Library to be a One Stop Community Christmas donation site

The campus community can donate books, toys or money to help local families this Christmas as part of One Stop Community Christmas program by bringing them to Booth Library.

The One Stop Community Christmas program is a collaborative effort of many different area organizations to come together and provide help and hope to families from seven counties during the holiday season including Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie and Shelby counties.

One of this organization’s goals is for each child helped to receive a book this year. Donations of new books, activity books, comic books or coloring books for ages newborn to 18 years old will be accepted.

New, unwrapped toys also will be accepted.

Donations will be accepted during the library’s regular hours which are from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 1 a.m. Sunday.

All donations may be placed in the box located in the Marvin Foyer near the north entrance of Booth Library until Dec. 4.

Monetary donations also will be accepted for the program. Checks should be made out to the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation (SEICF), with a memo indicating the donation is for “One Stop.”

Mail donations to Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1211, Effingham, IL 62401. Donations also may be made online at

For more information on the One Stop Community Christmas program, visit

Families who sign up to receive assistance through the program will pick up a variety of donations on Dec. 9 at Lake Land College in Mattoon.


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