FISH/Catholic Charities Christmas for Kids Christmas Store Donation Drop Boxes (UPDATE FOR ALTAMONT RESIDENTS)

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Published on November 2 2012 2:24 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Organizers of the FISH and Catholic Charities "Christmas for Kids" Christmas Store have announced that the drop boxes are in place and ready to receive donations.  Those wishing to drop off new toys or non-perishable food may do so in any of these locations in Effingham: Crossroads Bank's Banker Street location, Curves, Dollar General's location next to K-Mart, Effingham Dental Office on Keller Drive, the Ron Diehl Center at Hendelmeyer Park, Family Video, Fifth/Third Bank, Heartland Dental, Joe Sipper's Cafe, K-Mart, the Lake Land College Kluthe Center, Martin's IGA+, Niemerg's Steak House, Rural King, Save-A-Lot Foods, the Effingham County Senior Center, Sylvan Learning, Sherwin Williams, the Village Square Mall office, Wal Mart and Walgreen's.

In Teutopolis, boxes are located at Scissor Wizard and at National Trail Banking Center.

In Altamont, items may be dropped off at the Altamont HOME Store, Peoples Bank and Trust, and at the home of Bill and Margaret Fritcher.  THE FRITCHERS HAVE CARDS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WISHING AN INVITATION TO SHOP AT THE CHRISTMAS STORE AND FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE A FOOD PACKAGE, SAVING ALTAMONT RESIDENTS A TRIP TO EFFINGHAM TO PICK UP A CARD.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, PHONE THE FRITCHERS AT 618-483-6330.

In Dieterich, a drop box is located at Wright Furniture.

Wiedman Cleaners at 108 East Washington in downtown Effingham is again sponsoring the "Share the Warmth" program during the month of November.  They will accept children's coats in good repair, clean them, and take them to the Christmas Store for distribution.

Guffey's Quality Cleaners at 1103 West Fayette in Effingham will accept coats in good repair, clean them and take them to the Christmas Store for distribution.

To volunteer or for more information about the other services FISH offers, phone 342-2200 or write to FISH, PO Box 473, Effingham, IL 62401.  For information about Catholic Charities, phone 857-1458.