Windham's Helping Hands comes in.
They place a tree with mittens in the Library each year. Each mitten represents one gift request for a child or teen. This year it seems that there are more requests than ever before. We kept putting out mittens, and more mittens, and even more mittens, remained to be hung on the tree!
Today, all gifts must be returned to the Library, however, since there are mittens remaining, Helping Hands will have to send volunteers out to shop during the upcoming days.
So, if you're feeling bad that you didn't get down to the library in time, please consider writing a check to Windham's Helping Hands so that the shoppers will have sufficient funds to make everyone's wishes come true.
Many thanks to all who have donated gifts, and to all the Windham's Helping Hands volunteers!
If you'd like to read a heart-warming Christmas gift story, look for The 13th Gift: A True Story of a Christmas Miracle by Joanne Huist Smith [394.2663 SMI], or, A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness--and a Trove of Letters--Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression by Ted Gup [977.162 GUP].