Eastern Illinois University’s Booth Library is a donation site for the One Stop Community Christmas program this year, in which the Charleston and EIU campus communities are encouraged to donate books, toys or money to help local families this Christmas.
The One Stop Community Christmas program is a collaborative effort between civic groups, schools, businesses, aid organizations, churches, sororities, health care providers and others that provides help and hope to families from Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie and Shelby counties during the holiday season. More than 2,000 children will be helped through the program this year, and the goal is for each child to receive a book. 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. All donations may be placed in the box located in the Marvin Foyer near the north entrance of Booth Library until Dec. 4. 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.
Monetary donations also will be accepted for the program. Checks can be made out to the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation (SEICF), with a memo indicating the donation is for “One Stop” and mailed to Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1211, Effingham, IL 62401. Those seeking to donate online or learning more can do so at www.OneStopCC.org.
During the fall semester, Booth Library’s regular hours are 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 1 a.m. Sundays. For more information on the library, visit the website, www.library.eiu.edu, call (217) 581-6072; or search for “Booth Library” on Facebook or Twitter.