Tree Project needs names
The St. Mary’s Hospital Angel Tree Project is accepting names of children with financial needs.
Families facing a lean Christmas are encouraged to call Cheri Holthaus or Sr. Corrine Forsman at 962-3251. They will confidentially record the child’s name, age, gender, clothing sizes and gift requests. Gifts should not exceed $25.
SMHC staff and other elves from the community will then pick a numbered ornament from the tree, purchase, wrap and return the gift(s) by December 16 so families can pick them up on Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Names are being accepted until December 9 and the Angel Tree ornaments will be available after the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Cottonwood Food Bank also provides food boxes as part of the Angel Tree Project.
“Some of the families in our area are struggling financially. Often the holidays are the time when people feel it most; our hospital is here to help through the annual Angel Tree Project,” said Sister Corinne, Mission Director. “I’m aware that community residents have been generous in the past, not only in selecting ornaments and gifts, but we have also received financial donations so we could purchase gifts for the ornaments that don’t get picked or so we can buy additional food items for the food boxes.”