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Lincoln Woman's Club reports on gifts to troops

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Dear Editor:

Lincoln Woman's Club District 17 GFWC IL once again participated in "Operation Santa," a program to send Christmas stockings to our troops. We want to thank the Lincoln community for their donations of items to fill the sacks, which were mailed before Thanksgiving to assure arrival before Christmas.

Our club was able to provide:

  • Five grocery boxes of food and hygiene items.

  • Two grocery boxes of socks (crew) and games.

  • Eighty Christmas socks.

  • A total of 450 handwritten cards.

  • The sum of 315 Beanie Babies.

  • Money for postage of $236.

  • Plus 46 volunteer hours.

Each sock contained a pair of crew socks rolled up in the toe, a sleeve of Girl Scout cookies, a Beanie Baby, toothbrush and toothpaste, floss, snacks, cards for games, and a personal message on a Christmas card.

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Groups came to a central location and assembled the socks and stapled them closed for shipping.

Thanks to all who donated and helped with this project. A total of 20,009 socks were sent to troops away from home for the holidays.

Lincoln Woman's Club is very grateful for your generosity and support of the project to cheer our troops during the holidays.


Mary Cooper
Lincoln Woman's Club
GFWC Illinois District 17

[Posted May 01, 2013]

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