New Boston Angel Tree


Share
Posted Online: Nov. 23, 2012, 12:55 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Press release submitted by Natalie Thompson


Each year a small committee of women from our fire department, ambulance service and local churches get together and help the City of New Boston with the Food Baskets that they sponsor. But 5 years ago the committee started doing an Angel Tree for the children of the community that come from struggling families also. We gather ideas of children from different community related agencies, local churches and by word of mouth from members of our community. We have 53 children through out our community with households that cannot afford much during this Christmas season.
The basics of the Angel Tree is that a paper ornament is made up for each child on our list. On this ornament we list the child's sex, age, clothing size and if possible an idea for a toy. The people wanting to participate take an ornament with the child's info, leave the 2nd identical ornament (which is attached to the labeled ornament) behind with their name and phone number (of the donor), shop for the child and return the gift item (preferably wrapped) with the paper ornament attached by the 10th of December. There is also an "instruction" sheet located at the Angel Tree that the donors can take a copy of to assist them in following thru correctly with their gift or gifts. We then organize the gifts and deliver them to the families with a message that Santa is too busy to make all his deliveries without our help.
We have at least 39 ornaments left on our tree and the committee can't afford to buy for all of the children without going door to door asking for money.
The Angel Tree is located at The Bay C Store in New Boston, IL.

Any people wanting to contact someone for the Angel Tree can call any one of the following committee members and leave a message and call back number.
Nat Thompson/Giles 309-587-3330 or Laura Long 309-587-8313 or Cindy Marston 309-587-8640.




















 




Local events heading








  Today is Wednesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


(More History)