Seeking gifts for Manchester children

The Manchester Volunteer Fire Department and the Tree of Friends Foundation ask residents to turn their generosity toward children in need this holiday season through their 13th annual holiday drive.

Six Giving Trees will be placed around Manchester, decorated with ornaments containing a local child’s gender, age and item of which they are in need. The Fire Department asks the community to purchase one of the listed items and deliver it unwrapped to the Fire Department, 3209 Main St., Manchester, between Friday, Nov. 24, and Dec. 15.

Volunteers will sort through the gifts and deliver them discreetly to parents of local children from Ebb Valley Elementary, Manchester Elementary or North Carroll Middle schools.

“I’m grateful each year to witness the generosity of the community in order to help these children, hopefully making their holiday a little brighter,” Anna Greenwalt, holiday drive coordinator, said.

Giving trees are at Brother’s Pizza, 3321 Main St.; MJ’s Café and Baking Co., 2965 Manchester Road; Dutch Corner Restaurant, 3154 Main St.; BB&T Bank, 3200 Main St.; the Manchester Fire Department, 3209 Main St.; and the Tree of Friends Foundation, 3211 Main St..

Additional information is available at www.manchestervfd.org or www.treeoffriends.org.

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