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Angel trees are popping up around the area and they're decorated with the needs and wishes of those whose Christmas may not be so bright. The Community Sharing Project's mission is to provide a better holiday for families in need and who live in Dorset, Danby, Rupert, Pawlet and Wells.
Each recipient will receive new boots, clothes, toys and an overflowing food basket. You can help by choosing an angel or two from an angel tree and providing unwrapped gifts of new items by Dec. 14.=Angel trees can be found at Gap, Carters, HN Williams, JK Adams, Dorset Union Store, Wells Country Store, Dorset Library, Equinox Village, Vermont Stove Fixtures, American Hairlines, Mettawee Mill Nursery, Berkshire Bank in Dorset and Manchester, Pawlet Church, Wells Episcopal, Wells Methodist, Mettawee Valley Church, St. Francis Cabrini and Dorset Church. Tax-deductible donations also accepted. Information: 802-867-2463 or 802-362-1365.
A 25-year tradition ensuring local children receive a new book for the holidays. The Northshire Bookstore Book Angel program partners with local schools to identify children who could benefit. Names, ages and interests of children are placed on the tree where customers are encouraged to pick an angel tag from the tree. Cash donations are also accepted. Information: www.northshire.com or 802-362-2200.
Boots 4 VT Kids
The Stratton Community Foundation is accepting donations to buy winter boots for children in the area. A $75 donation will provide a pair of winter boots, a warm pair of winter socks and an age-appropriate gift for a child. An addition $25 will add a food gift card to the package. Information: www.strattonfoundation.org/boots-4-vt-kids or 802-297-2096.
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