Angel Trees Encourage Holiday Sharing
The Community Sharing Project is in full swing, with the appearance of Angel Trees in a variety of area locations. The Angel Trees are just one of the ways CSP encourages area citizens to donate new clothing items to families and children in need. The angel ornaments will be displayed in Rupert, Pawlet, Wells and Dorset Churches; Berkshire Bank locations; and shops such as JK Adams, Gap, Carters, Dorset Union Store, HN Williams, Wells Country Store, Nichols Store in Danby; the Dorset and Pawlet libraries, Equinox Village and American Hairlines. Each ornament lists a clothing item for an area child or adult. Individuals simply take one or more ornaments, purchase that item and return the unwrapped, to any ornament location for collection by Friday, December 11.
The overall mission of Community Sharing Project is to provide a more bountiful holiday for our neighbors in need. Approximately 150 families will receive new toys, clothes, boots and a holiday good basket complete with a turkey all thanks to the remarkable generosity of our community. Area schools are also getting in the spirit. Dorset School, Mettawee Community School, Long Trail School and Burr and Burton Academy students are collecting food basket for CSP families. CSP will distribute these gifts on Friday, December 18. For any questions about Community Sharing Project contact Beth Eyre at 802-867-2260. To make a monetary contribution, make check payable to Community Sharing Project, c/o United Church of Dorset and East Rupert, PO Box 263, Dorset, Vt. 05251. All donations are tax deductible.