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Still time to donate to Mitten Tree

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If you haven't had a chance to donate to the Channel 3 Mitten Tree-- you still have time. One of our former Super Seniors, Gladys Divoll, did just that on Friday.

Reporter Joe Carroll visited Gladys in November. She lives at North Barre Manor and is quite popular with her fellow residents. Gladys is 103-years old and is still an avid knitter.

Friday, a package arrived from Gladys. She sent the Channel 3 Mitten Tree four pairs of handmade socks and two pairs of handmade mittens. She even included a note that says "hand knitted with love."

The Channel 3 Mitten Tree is a regular segment on our morning news. Viewers send in homemade and store-bought hats, mittens, scarves and socks for kids and adults. The only rule is that they have to be new. The effort started eight years ago. And we estimate by the end of this holiday season, we will have distributed approximately 35,000 items to about 75 different schools and organizations.

Friday, we dropped off donations at the Boys and Girls Club in Burlington and Eden Central School.

And there is still time to participate. Donations can be made at UPS stores in Vermont, New York and New Hampshire until Jan. 2 at these locations:

Vermont:

  • Middlebury
  • Stowe
  • Williston
  • Essex
  • South Burlington
  • Rutland
  • Burlington - North Ave.
  • Burlington - Downtown

New York:

  • Plattsburgh
  • Lake Placid

New Hampshire:

  • West Lebanon
  • Claremont
  • Plymouth

And at WCAX we accept donations for the Mitten Tree throughout the year.

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