Brighten Someone’s Christmas

Brighten Someone’s Christmas

Brighten Someone’s Christmas

Green Mountain Christian Center announces the sixth annual Green Mountain Christmas on December 20 and 21, at Green Mountain Christian Center. The plans include the Gift Room for Parents in Need, gift wrapping, crafts for the children, Christmas music, cookies and refreshments.

The Gift Room for Parents in Need is at the center of the activities. Green Mountain Christian Center will do its best again this year to fill the toy gap, but we will obviously need help. You can donate toys or cash to help stock the Gift Room, where parents in need can select presents for their children ages 10 and under.

Thanks to the generosity of many businesses and individuals in this community, Christmas 2012 was a huge success. We were able to help over 250 parents with toys for approximately 500 children from throughout the area, including Bennington, Pownal, Woodford, Shaftsbury, Arlington, Hoosick Falls, White Creek and others. Given the continued economic difficulties, we expect the need has increased, so we are planning to assist 200 to 300 parents, and up to 600 local children.

Donations can be mailed or delivered to Green Mountain Christian Center, 440 Main Street, in Bennington, Vt. at the office in the rear, open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Monday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Parents in need should call the Green Mountain Christian Center office at 802-447-7224 for a reservation before December 21.

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