Tree seeks elves
The St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics Angel Tree project has confidentially taken the names of a number of Cottonwood area children in need of Christmas gifts. Generous elves from the community are asked to stop by the tree in the hallway by 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), attach the ornament and return the unwrapped gift to the tree by December 17 for distribution to the families in need. Families also receive a food basket with items from the local food bank.
“In years past we have had so many generous people and groups help us with the tree and food baskets. This year we may see an increase in need so we hope that generosity will once again be reflected in donations of time, financial help and gift purchases,” said Sr. Corinne Forsman, Mission Services Director.
According to Cheri Holthaus, Mission Committee member, any financial donations are gratefully accepted. “We have employees who will do any last minute shopping for stars that aren’t picked from the tree. Many people don’t have the time or ability to shop, but still would like to participate in the Angel Tree Project.”
For additional information call SMH, 962-3251. Financial contributions can be mailed to “Angel Tree Project” c/o SMHC, 701 Lewiston St., Cottonwood, ID 83522.