Word is traveling fast. Santa’s Shop was announced in the Nov. 16 Upper Rogue Independent with a full color advertisement and a story. By mid-day Nov. 19, donations filled a pickup and a station wagon with wonderful items. More items continue to arrive.
There are books, puzzles, stuffed animals, women’s clothing, baby clothes, jewelry, miscellaneous small tools, Christmas decorations and just about anything one could hope to put under the Christmas tree.
Please continue your donations of new or like new items. They may be delivered to the Chamber of Commerce office in the Upper Rogue Independent, Ray’s Shopping Center, in Eagle Point, between the hours of 9-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
In addition to a variety of new or like new items, there is a huge need for shelving upon which to display all the items. If someone has some shelving or perhaps boards and concrete blocks that could be borrowed, please call Nancy or Kathy at 541-826-7700.
Santa’s Shop will be opening on Dec. 11 and continue through Dec. 23 in the two story Judge Stewart House in downtown Eagle Point. Shopping will be for all Upper Rogue residents from White City to Prospect. Besides all the wonderful items that are being delivered, word needs to get out that this is a special place for those who might find it very difficult to put gifts under the tree. Some hours will also be set aside for children to do their shopping for family members like mom, dad and grandparents.
No proof of need is needed. This is a project done on the honor and trust basis.
Gift wrapping and ribbon is being donated along with a variety of boxes for wrapping. This should be especially helpful for the small ones after they select gifts they are “buying.”
Those who wish to make a donation for the items they select need to know the money will be put toward next year’s Santa’s Shop. Purchasing an item is not required.
The Chamber of Commerce is most appreciative of the $1,000 donation from Wal-Mart in Eagle Point which is being used for additional assistance with this project and to the City of Eagle Point for the facility.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent