One Stop Community Christmas Fund

One Stop Community Christmas Fund

One Stop Community Christmas serves Coles, Clark, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie, and Shelby counties to provide Christmas gifts and household necessities for families who are in need of these services. In 2016, One Stop Community Christmas partnered with more than 170 area organizations (civic groups, schools, businesses, aid organizations, churches, sororities, healthcare providers, etc.) and approximately 500 volunteers to serve 861 families (including 2,051 children). Each family receives one blanket and one family game, two toys (gifts) for each child, paper supplies and cleaning products, diapers or underwear, feminine products for the teen and tween girls, wrapping paper, pajamas, dental supplies, and a traditional Christmas dinner.

One Stop Community Christmas has partnered with Lake Land College to host their distribution day as well as Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, which acts as the 501(c)(3) for the organization, providing the maximum allowable tax deductions to donors giving to the One Stop Community Christmas Fund. Renee Fonner, chair of the organization’s board, says that the decision to partner with SICF was “win-win for us” and that the SICF has been a tremendous help.