Giving Tree still needs giving hearts

Published on Wed, Dec 2, 2009 by Tara Nelson

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Stafholt Good Samaritan Center’s annual Giving Tree program is still in need of donors to provide gifts to children of low-income families.

Program coordinator Marsha Hawkins said although they have collected about 350 tags amounting to 2,290 gifts for children, there are 348 tags remaining. The deadline for the program has passed but contributions are still needed.

“We don’t want to turn anyone away,” Hawkins said.

The program accepts applications for families with children under 18 to receive up to three gifts per child. Hawkins suggests one toy and two articles of clothing kept under $30.

Hawkins said donors are also able to donate cash or sponsor an entire family if they wish. Gift tags are available at Stafholt, WECU, ACE Hardware, Cost Cutter, Pacific Building Center, Blaine Library, The Market at Birch Bay Square.

Donations of cash, new toys or clothes can be mailed or dropped off at the Good Samaritan Society/ Stafholt Center at 456 C Street. For more information, call Marsha Hawkins or Natasha Bowman at 332-8733.