2021 Moosehead Lake Kiwanis Christmas Wish Tree Project
To the Editor;
The holiday season is upon us again, which means here in the Moosehead Region we do our best to spread holiday cheer all around! To do this, the Moosehead Lake Kiwanis Club will be placing wish trees out in our community very soon. Traditionally, these trees are covered with wishes and needs of families with children, or elderly people who are having a difficult year. Residents, merchants, even people passing through our area choose a tag off the tree, purchase the item, and leave it unwrapped back where they got the tag from. Wish trees holding tags for needed items may be found at Morrell’s Hardware, Harris Drug Store, Indian Hill Trading Post, and Kamp Kamp, beginning the week of Thanksgiving.
Kiwanis’ focus has always been to help with winter clothing like coats, boots, snow pants, school clothes, shoes, pajamas, or slippers for the children. For the elderly in our community, items like local gift cards, puzzles, envelopes, notepaper, flashlights, liquid soap, or various kitchen items are all well received.
A loaded box of food and gifts goes out to each family, along with a turkey donated by the Kiwanis Club. Elderly/shut-in bags will contain smaller portions of food, as well as gifts. Kiwanis will deliver all food boxes and gifts on Dec. 21, just before Christmas. A homemade Christmas card from our local key club members will be enclosed with each delivery.
This timeline will allow families enough time to wrap gifts in true Christmas fashion! Each generous donation toward this annual project is so appreciated. With every delivery, the smiles, hugs, happy tears and grateful thank yous make the season merry and bright!
By the time we begin our holiday season, the Wish Trees will be full of tags. Please consider taking part in this holiday tradition of helping friends and neighbors throughout the region. If you know an elderly shut-in, a family, or your own family that could use some assistance this Christmas, please call Prudy Richards, Kiwanis Christmas Wish Tree chairperson, at 207-219-0920 by Nov. 22.
Monetary donations may be made out to Moosehead Lake Kiwanis Club, earmarked “Christmas Wish Tree Project”, and mailed to Moosehead Lake Kiwanis Club, P.O. Box 685, Greenville, Maine 04441.
Thank you and Happy Holidays!
Moosehead Lake Kiwanis Club