Presents are ready for delivery at the Bloomington Armory for WJBC Brotherhood Tree Wednesday. (B Corbin/WJBC)
By Stephanie Pawlowski
BLOOMINGTON - With just a shopping day left, the WJBC Brotherhood Tree is still in need of gifts for 260 families.
Organizer Gary Speers said gifts are really needed for girls aged six to eight and nine to twelve as well as boys and girls aged one to two.
"Now, we've got super shoppers ready to go out as soon as we hear if people have been able to donate to PayPal or if people have been able to go online and donate," Speers said. "We're going to have a huge need for people to come out and, of course, wrap what they've purchased or any other items we have come in unwrapped, at 1 p.m. at the Armory this afternoon."
Speers said gifts can still be dropped off and they prefer deliveries be made to the WJBC studios at 236 Greenwood Ave. in Bloomington. Monetary donations are accepted at WJBC.com on the Brotherhood Tree page.
Delivery is this Saturday, and Speers said volunteers are also needed for that.
"We need them to come to the Illinois National Guard Armory on south Main Street in Bloomington around to the back, I'll be standing there and we'll direct them to what they have to do," Speers said. "If they've never done it before, they need not worry, we're very organized and we'll take them through the whole process."
Delivery will start at 8 a.m. Saturday and will last until all gifts are delivered to families all over McLean County.
Stephanie Pawlowski can be reached at Stephanie.Pawlowski@Cumulus.com.