Reformer Christmas Stocking applications are available at schools and social services

 

The Reformer Christmas Stocking applications are available from the L&G School Nurse, Arlene Hanson.  Stop by or phone for an application.  Completed applications must be returned to Arlene no later than October 11th to be considered for this year.

Reformer-Christmas-stockingBRATTLEBORO -- Social service and school officials in Windham County and nearby Cheshire County, N.H., have referral forms for the 2013 Brattleboro Reformer Christmas Stocking. Families that qualify for assistance from the Stocking for this winter who have not received the form from their child's school should contact the school or other social services such as the WIC program. The deadline for applications to be received by the Stocking Committee is Monday, Oct. 14.

 

Children ages 15 and under, that are eligible, receive winter outerwear including coats and boots. Younger children receive snowpants and all receive hats and mittens, many of which are made by volunteers in the community.

The children are outfitted in November, usually before the cold winter weather begins. The Stocking kicks off its fundraising drive the day after Thanksgiving with all donations listed in the newspaper daily through the end of the year.

The eligibility of families for warm outerwear for their children is determined solely from the application and the recommendation of the referring agency.

Last year, over 1,350 children from 612 families were outfitted. The goal remains at $90,000 for this year's fundraiser.

For information, call Betty Elwell at 802-254-6815 or Veronica Wheelock at 802-257-0486.

Donations are accepted year 'round. Send to: Reformer Christmas Stocking, P.O. Box 703, Brattleboro, VT 05302-0703 or visit www.Reformer.com/ChristmasStocking.