Tree seeks elves
The St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics Angel Tree project has taken the names of a number of area children in need of Christmas gifts. Generous elves from the community are asked to stop by the tree next to the hospital’s chapel and pick a paper ornament that lists the child by number and the gifts or clothing that are needed.
Elves then purchase the listed item(s), wrap them, attach the ornament and return them to the tree by December 16 for distribution to the families in need.
“Last year so many area students helped with the project. They donated toys and food. It was heartwarming to hear about their compassion,” said Sr. Corinne Forsman, Mission Services Director. “A lot generous people from the community took an ornament from the tree and purchased the gifts listed. I hope we have an equal or greater number help with the Angel Tree again this year.”
“According to last year’s Angel Tree Project Coordinator, Sr. Barbara Jean Glodowski, a number of people asked if they could contribute money for the gifts because it was difficult for them to do the actual shopping. She told them ‘yes’ because our staff volunteered to do the shopping if someone would contribute the necessary money. I’d like to see that opportunity continue,” said Sr. Corinne.
For additional information call SMH, 962-3251 or any donations can be mailed to “Angel Tree Project” c/o SMHC, 701 Lewiston St., Cottonwood, ID 83522.