State Worker Holiday Donations

November  29, 2012

    Children in western Illinois will have a happier holiday thanks to some state workers. Today members of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees union gave donations to Toys for Tots and the Riverbend Food Bank.
    Ted Van Patten, from AFSCME Local 46 at the East Moline prison, says last month members of his local, and two others, decided to make a special effort for the food bank and toys for tots.
    Besides the prison workers, the AFSCME locals represent Human Services workers in the Quad Cities and Juvenile Services employees in Kewanee.
    Toys for Tots received boxes of toys and a check for 14-hundred dollars, while the food bank accepted a check for 1,000 dollars, and "many" pounds of food.