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People Helping People invites residents to donate to the Burlington Community Wish Tree

Posted by Amanda Stonely  November 24, 2011 10:03 AM

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Local residents and businesses have an opportunity to help bring holiday cheer to families in need. Through its annual holiday program, People Helping People is inviting the community to donate gifts for distribution to children from low income households. As in past years, a Burlington Community Wish Tree will be located at the Burlington Mall.

Those wishing to donate, select a card from a table that lists the gifts requested for a particular child. They then purchase those gifts and leave them under the tree. The mall has hosted the “wish tree” since 1985.  From tomorrow, Nov. 25 through Dec. 14, the tree will be in place on the second floor of the mall between Coach and Ann Taylor.  Last year, 188 children in town received gifts through the program. Organizers say the need is even greater this year.

In addition to gifts, cash donations to the program are welcome. People Helping People is a Burlington non profit that in addition to its holiday program operates the Burlington Community Food Pantry, which provides non-perishable staples as well as meat, eggs, cheese, and produce twice a month to income eligible households from its location at 10 St. Marks Road.  For more information, go to www.peoplehelpingpeopleinc.org.

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