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22nd Annual Caring Tree Project

November 26, 2012

Littleton, NH - In an effort to help underprivileged children in our North County community have a magical holiday, Ammonoosuc Community Health Services and Littleton Regional Healthcare is supporting the 22nd Annual "Caring Tree Project." This project is a joint community effort and includes support from Abbott Rental, Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, Littleton Regional Healthcare, North Country Boys & Girls Club, Elks Club, Garnet Hill, Littleton Area Rotary Club, Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank, Sugar Hill Fire Department and other area businesses and agencies that help promote this community wide initiative.

The Caring Tree committee will partner with Carleen Quinn, Toys for Tots Volunteer Coordinator for Grafton County and representatives from Combat Vets - Chapter 5-2, sponsors for the Marine Corp Reserves - Toys for Tots. Amy Venezia, Caring Tree Coordinator at ACHS states, "This will work perfectly for people who want to help out. They will have the option to select a tag from one of the Caring Trees at Littleton Regional Healthcare or purchase toys, clothing or essentials. This will ensure that every child enjoys a happy holiday."

The Caring Trees will be located in the lower atrium of Littleton Regional Healthcare, decorated with tags identifying children in need by first name, age, sex, size and each child's wish to make their holiday season a special one. LRH invites community members to choose a tag from the trees and purchase a special gift to make each child's wish come true. Unwrapped gifts, including the tags and labels, should be delivered to the North Country Boys & Girls Club on Route 302 in Lisbon, NH between the hours of 10 am - 2:30 pm starting on November 26th through December 14th.

The need for support this year is greater than ever, states Gail Clark, Director of Development and Community Relations. Ammoonoosuc Community Health Services has seen an increase in the number of families needing help every year, and this year they are expecting more families to ask for help so that their children can enjoy the holiday. We are so pleased to be partnering with Toys for Tots this year as many families are asking for basic necessities including diapers, wipes, baby shampoo, and other toiletries.

Anyone interested in selecting gift tags should contact Development and Community Relations at Littleton Regional Healthcarel at (603) 444-9304 or stop by Littleton Regional Healthcare - H. Taylor Caswell, Jr. Physicians' Office Building.

22nd Annual Caring Tree Project
Back row (left to right): Amy Venezia, Ammonoosuc Community Health Services; Carmen Menard, Passumpsic Savings Bank; Maryann Langdoc, Littleton Regional Healthcare Volunteer.
Front row (left to right): Amy LaSalle, Littleton Regional Healthcare and Pam Nute, Garnet Hill
Missing from photograph: Gail Clark, Littleton Regional Healthcare, Carleen Quinn, Toys for Tots.

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