Fort McCoy Chaplainís Holiday Giving Program will begin accepting
donations Thursday, Oct. 30 for the Thanksgiving and
Hanukkah/Christmas holiday season.
program will run through the Hanukkah/Christmas season, which ends
with Christmas Dec. 25.
of the Fort McCoy community can support the program in two ways ó
through a monetary donation for food or by donating a gift for a child
through the "Angel Tree Program."
contributions for food for the Thanksgiving season will run through
Nov. 18. Nominations for food vouchers and Angel Tree gifts also need
to be submitted to the Religious Support Office (RSO), building 2675,
by this date. Contributions for the Hanukkah (Dec. 22) and Christmas
season will be accepted through Dec. 16.
can be brought to the RSO during business hours from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
weekdays. Donations can be made by cash or checks. Checks should be
made payable to Fort McCoy CTOF (Chapel Tithes and Offerings Fund),
with an annotation of Holiday Food.
Angel Tree is scheduled to be up in the Main Post Exchange (PX),
building 1538, by early November. Anyone in the Fort McCoy community
can choose an ornament from the tree and purchase an appropriate gift
for that child. The PX is providing a 10 percent discount for toys
bought in the PX. Personnel can take their gifts and the ornament to
the PX Customer Service Counter, where it will be wrapped free of
charge. Gifts must be purchased and given to the PX by Dec. 11.
and Department of Defense (DoD) civilian (no contractor) families are
eligible to be recipients in the program and can be nominated
anonymously by/through their supervisors.
and Christmas gifts will be based on review of the submitted
applications and total amount of donations.
will be given to military (lower to higher rank) and then DoD
civilians in the Fort McCoy community.
more information, call the RSO at (608) 388-3528.