Families from Mazama to Methow who need assistance providing holiday gifts for their children can register and then purchase one new gift and one handmade soft gift (a blanket or pillow) per child.
Parents or guardians pay $1 per item per child. On the day of the mall, volunteers wrap the gifts and provide free stockings and stuffers.
Manger Mall collects donations of new, unwrapped gifts, with a suggested value of $20 to $25. They always need gifts for teens, particularly for boys, said Elden.
Donations can be dropped off at North Cascades Bank and Mick & Miki’s Red Cedar Bar in Twisp, Winthrop Physical Therapy & Fitness, the Mazama Store and the Carlton Store. Gifts must be dropped off by Dec. 4. Cash donations can be made to The Cove by mail or through their website at www.thecovecares.com.
For more information or to register for gifts, call Wendy Braden at (206) 999-1898 or email MethowValleyMangerMall@gmail.com. Registration forms are also available through the school district and Room One, or at The Cove from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1. The registration deadline is Dec. 5.
To volunteer, Contact Valynn Putzke at (509) 429-9984.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Neighbors Helping Neighbors provides an abundant basket of food to more than 150 families each year.
People can drop off nonperishable foods at Hank’s Harvest Foods, the Evergreen IGA in Winthrop, the Mazama Store and the Carlton Store. Residents of the towns of Winthrop and Twisp can leave food donations on their porch or outside their house to be picked up by the Winthrop and Twisp fire departments on Thursday, Dec. 8 (leave the front light on).
Cash donations can be made at North Cascades Bank or to The Cove, by mail or through their website at www.thecovecares.com. Specify that the donation is for Neighbors Helping Neighbors.
People can sign up for a food basket from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Cove on Thursday, Dec. 1 and Thursday, Dec. 8. People who cannot make it to The Cove to register should call Jennifer Elden at 996-4343. Food baskets will be delivered on Saturday, Dec. 17, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
To volunteer for packing or delivering baskets, call Pearl Ramcke at 996-8126.
More information on both programs is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.