Angel Trees will be showing up in locations throughout the Northshire over the Thanksgiving weekend and the trees will be full of people who need a little help to have a bright holiday season.
The Community Sharing Project is one of the ways the group encourages people to donate new clothing to families in need during the holidays.
Angel Trees will be appearing beginning Friday, Nov. 26, at churches in Rupert, Pawlet, Wells and Dorset. Berkshire Banks will have them as will JK Adams, Gap and Carters. General stores Dorset Union, HN William’s, Wells Country Store, and Mount Tabor General store. Other locations include The Dorset Library, Equinox Village, American Hairlines, Dorset Salon, Dorset Physio, and The Body Lab.
Schools are getting in on the act by collecting food baskets for families. Participating schools include The Dorset School, Mettawee Community School, The Long Trail School and Burr and Burton Academy.
Each Angel ornament lists a clothing item an area child. Take an Angel off the tree, purchase the clothing item and return it unwrapped with the Angel by Dec. 10.
The gifts will be distributed Dec. 17 to the families in need.
The Community Sharing Project has brought holiday joy to families in Dorset, Danby, Pawlet, Rupert and Wells since 1991.
Each Angel ornament lists a clothing item for an area child. Individuals simply take one or more Angel ornaments, purchase the item and return the unwrapped items, along with the angel, to any ornament location for collection by Friday, December 10th.
To make a monetary contribution, make checks payable to Community Sharing Project, P.O. Box 263, Dorset, VT, 05251. Donations are tax-deductible.
For more information about the project, contact Beth Eyre at 802-867-2463, Jane LoBrutto at 802-867-2260 or Karen Allen at 802-362-1365.
For more information, visit www.communitysharingproject.org to learn more.