Annual Giving Tree program still in need of gifts

Published on Wed, Dec 1, 2010 by 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 more than 220 tags amounting to more than 2,100 gifts for local children, there are more than 650 tags remaining. The deadline for the program has passed, but contributions of gifts and cash 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, Blaine Cost Cutter, Pacific Building Center, Blaine Library, Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club and Border Brew.

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 at 332-8733.