Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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November 26, 2012

Donations still at only $200 for Community Christmas Tree party

BLUEFIELD — Donations to the Community Christmas Tree slowed Sunday with only 25 days to go before the Little Jimmie party.

This year’s campaign total to date is $200. No donations were received on Sunday. The campaign is still $29,800 short of this year’s goal of $30,000.

Sponsored by the Bluefield Daily Telegraph, the Community Christmas Tree program provides two toys — selected especially for each individual child — food, treats, a book, toboggan, a pair of gloves and other goodies to children who otherwise would go without at Christmas.

Help is needed to meet this year’s goal of $30,000. The campaign organizers are expecting to serve more than 750 children at this year’s Little Jimmie party.

  More than 400 children were already registered last week during the first-sign up period for the Little Jimmie party.

A second weekend of sign-ups will be held on Friday, Nov. 30, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Bluefield City Auditorium and Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. also at the city auditorium in Bluefield. Parents or legal guardians are required to bring their child’s birth certificate or WIC card.

Help is needed to meet this year’s goal. Those who would like to contribute to the Community Christmas Tree program can mail donations to: Bluefield Daily Telegraph, c/o Community Christmas Tree, P.O. Box 1599, Bluefield, WV, 24701; or drop them off at the Daily Telegraph office. Checks should be made payable to the Community Christmas Tree Fund.

Sunday’s donations:

Today’s total.....................$0.00

Previous total......................$200

Total to date......................$200

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