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Good News of Christmas: How to Help

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  • 2013 Good News Case Summaries

    2013 Good News Case Summaries

    More than 200 adults and children from communities throughout the Herald-Whig circulation area will be impacted by the 2013 Good News of Christmas campaign.
    More than 200 adults and children from communities throughout the Herald-Whig circulation area will be impacted by the 2013 Good News of Christmas campaign. Donations to the Good News of Christmas will be used to buy gifts and household items needed by the families served.
  • Good News of Christmas: Contact Us

    Good News of Christmas: Contact Us

    Friday, November 15 2013 7:10 PM EST2013-11-16 00:10:26 GMT
    Have a question about the Good News of Christmas campaign?
    Have a question about the Good News of Christmas campaign?
The Quincy Herald-Whig’s Good News of Christmas campaign will make the holidays brighter for 50 area families. The 25th annual campaign offers several ways for area residents to help:

• Drop boxes for donated gifts are available from Nov. 25 through Dec. 18 at The Herald-Whig, Kmart, ShopKo, Wal-Mart, the Quincy Mall customer service desk, Bergner’s, JC Penney, Sam’s Club, and Quincy Farm & Home Supply.

• The Good News Volunteer Center opens Sunday, Dec. 1, in the Quincy Mall Community Room. Center hours will be 6-9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 18.

• Monetary contributions to the campaign may be dropped off at the volunteer center or mailed to The Quincy Herald-Whig, in care of Good News of Christmas, 130 S. Fifth, Quincy, IL 62301. Donations may be directed to a specific Good News family; note the case number on the check.

• The United Way of Adams County coordinates the adoption process for Good News cases. More information about adopting a case is available by calling Emily Robbearts at 224-1223.

• The Good News program is not equipped to accept used appliances or furniture for cases, but fulfilling “big ticket” service needs, such as dental care or car repair, is available by calling Robbearts. For more information about how to help the campaign, call Chris Scarano, Good News volunteer coordinator, at 242-4287.
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