Saturday, December 12th and Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Wellspring’s Holiday Store program provides an opportunity for eligible low-income parents to “shop” by appointment for toys and gifts for their children. Each December, for one weekend before the holidays, Wellspring House is stocked with donated toys. Parents register for a 20 minute appointment and, for $2 per child, may pick out one large gift, one medium gift, one small gift, and a book or video.

Last holiday season Wellspring’s Holiday Store served 854 children from 394 families on Cape Ann and the surrounding communities, providing tremendous financial relief at a time of year when the need is greatest. Again this year, Wellspring is extending the Holiday Store program to 100 families living in a temporary Danvers motel shelter.

The operation of the Holiday Store relies strongly on toy donations. Please consider brightening the holiday season for those in need by heading up a toy drive on behalf of the families that we serve.

Gifts may be dropped off at 302 Essex Avenue, Gloucester from November 23rd to December 10th, 2015 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

All gifts should be new, unwrapped and non-violent.

Gift cards are also welcomed. We like to give each family the opportunity to leave with a gift card of their choice. We recommend Shaw’s, Market Basket, Marshalls, Stop & Shop, CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid, as these stores are all accessible by foot or public transportation.

NOTE: Wellspring offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday. Please do not drop off items on these two days.

For inquiries call Mary Zivkovic at 978 281 3558, extension 301.

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