Mitten Tree Donations

Aberfan: Queen’s ‘biggest regret’

Part of the annual tradition, which has grown every year, will help victims of domestic violence. The angel gift tag is labeled with a wish from a child or adult involved in one of the local agencies that will be receiving the personal gift items that have been listed on that tag. Unwrapped gifts are returned to place under the Angel tree, and in December the gifts are delivered to the selected organizations to then distribute the gifts.

Picacho Ave., and ready to accept donations, the City of Las Cruces said in a news release. In hindsight, the Queen apparently believes she acted wrongly by despatching husband Prince Phillip and Lord Snowdon to the mining village when the news broke – waiting a week to pay her respects. The success of the Mitten Tree can be attributed to the generosity of the community, local elementary schools, and members of the Barrie Police Service. Donations have been sent in from Toronto and as far away as Nanaimo, British Columbia from avid knitters who contribute to the campaign every year.

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The Mitten Tree is one of many holiday initiatives that allow members of the Barrie Police Service and the community to give back. Tens of thousands of hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves have been distributed to individuals of all ages, throughout the City of Barrie and the surrounding area. The town will donate the items to North Andover Public Schools and North Andover Youth and Recreation Services for local children in need. “We are not able to worship inside, but we will still adorn a Christmas tree with gifts,” said Clark, adding the tree will be shown at the Dec. 6 worship service on the church website –

  • We have partnered with our district community liaisons to identify families who are in need this winter.
  • Local agencies and organizations are chosen to be recipients of the Angel Tree and Mitten Tree gift donations.
  • New or clean, gently used jackets, coats, sweaters, blankets and new underwear also are gladly accepted.
  • The success of the Mitten Tree can be attributed to the generosity of the community, local elementary schools, and members of the Barrie Police Service.

Local agencies and organizations are chosen to be recipients of the Angel Tree and Mitten Tree gift donations. THE Queen says her biggest regret during her reign is failing to visit Aberfan immediately after the coal slide which killed 146 people in 1966, it has been reported. If you would like to donate to the Mitten Tree campaign, please visit the Barrie Police Service Headquarters, 110 Fairview Rd., Barrie.

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TORRINGTON—The tree is up and expecting donations at Burlington Public Library. No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder. UNITED IN GRIEF Aberfan’s devastated residents unite to clear away the rubble which engulfed the school, and inset, the Queen visits the aftermath. "The people here admire her and I think they have a strong affinity with her." The Queen’s representative in Wales, Lord Lieutenant of South Glamorgan, Captain Norman Lloyd-Edwards, declined to speculate on the matter. A generation of schoolchildren was wiped out by the disaster, which occurred when a slag heap above Pantglas Senior School collapsed, engulfing the building. This year, more than ever, there is a need to help individuals stay warm within the community.

Retired constable Janet Schefter started the Mitten Tree more than 20 years ago, with a vision inspired by a group of individuals who had been struggling to stay warm throughout the winter months. It was her goal to see that everyone in our community would be kept warm throughout the winter months, which led to the creation of the Mitten Tree. To be a charitable non-profit organization that improves the quality of life in our communities through programs and services that strengthen the spirit, mind, and body for all. Clark added that coloring books, paint sets for children, and paper to draw on are also items they are collecting for the program. We will be accepting donations through Wednesday, December 20th. The library will donate the items to La Casa, Inc., the Gospel Rescue Mission and Mesilla Valley Community of Hope after the collection period ends.

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Bring in new mittens, hats, gloves, socks, and scarves to decorate our Mitten Tree! We appreciate the generosity of the public, however, we are unable to accept donations of coats and boots. Many local thrift stores or service organizations would be pleased to accept gently used coats and boots.