Dear Friends of Putnam County
Community Thrift Store,
“2016” Christmas For the Needy” was a successful endeavor. We wish to
take this opportunity to say “Thank You” for your contribution of either
money, food, clothing, and especially your volunteer time to the needy
families of Putnam County. Without your support, it could not have
happened. We are very appreciative of your generosity.
497 families who received assistance through the program this year.
Included in this number were 577 children 12 and under, 149 children
13-18 and 835 adults. This comes to a total of 1,561 family members. We
delivered food boxes to 42 homebound families.
Each family was
given the opportunity to select an assortment of good, used clothing, a
food box, paper products, store certificates and a small amount of other
items from the store. At this initial visit everyone 13-18 years of age
was given one $10 Dollar General gift card. Each family also received a
dozen eggs, bread, and meat.
Those families who had children 12
years of age and younger were sent on to receive toys. On Dec. 21 and
22, a “toy store” was set up at the Ottawa Eagles Hall. Several thousand
dollars worth of toys were donated by the area supporters of Toys for
Tots. Some parents purchased toys for their children, while others let
their children choose their own presents. These families also received
additional free items, such as, toiletries, new books, stocking
stuffers, gloves, hats, socks and coats. It was a tremendous experience
Food boxes were valued at $150 each, and clothing was $40
per bag. This along with the value of the toys donated by the
communities, amounted to an average of $250 per family in donations.
Please accept our Heartfelt Thanks for all you did to make the program
such a success. God Bless You!
Nancy Macke, Tammy Schmitz, Store Mgrs.
Linda Yaufman, President,
Sharon Farthing, Vice President
Suzy Wischmeyer, Secretary
Phyllis Macke, Treasurer