Potsdam Holiday Fund says 39 businesses have set up Gift Tags to benefit children in need
POTSDAM – The Potsdam Holiday Fund has announced that 39 businesses have set up Gift Tags to benefit children in need in Potsdam, Madrid, Hopkinton, Nicholville, Brasher Falls, Chase Mills, Fort Jackson, West Stockholm and Winthrop.
The Gift Tags are decorated with the red Potsdam Holiday Fund logo tree and labeled with the age of a child in need. The Potsdam Holiday Fund serves families with children from pre-birth to age 17.Individuals who would like to help are asked to help by taking a tag, purchasing a gift for the child, and returning it unwrapped with the tag to the business location before December 13.
Participation in the Gift Tag program is a fun holiday activity for families and their children, who can learn important sharing lessons while also helping to choose gifts that are popular with children their own age.
Generally, there are plenty of gifts donated for toddlers, but not too many gifts are donated for the older children in the program. Based on past years, program volunteers offer the following suggestions for gifts for older children (ages 13-17):
PJs (tops and bottoms), electronics (headphones, hand-held games), books, sporting goods (balls, bats, gloves, nets, sleds, snowshoes, water bottles, etc.), character T-shirts, trick puzzles, and gift cards (movies, bowling, hair, nails). Lego, Star Wars, Mindcraft, Pokémon, scientific games, remote control cars/helicopters, skateboards, shaving kits, rocket kits, makeup, nail polish, purses, perfume, crafts, hair accessories, adult coloring books, infinity scarfs, and jewelry/makeup organizers.
Gift Tags are located at the following businesses (all Gift Tag locations are in Potsdam, unless otherwise specified):
Adirondack FCU, 166 Market St.
AT&T Store, 7486 US Hwy 11
Baker's Sizzling Grill, 18 Mckabe Rd., Colton
Big Lots, 200 Market St.
Brick & Mortar Music, 15 Market St.
Canton-Potsdam Hospital, 50 Leroy St.
Clarkson University Student Center
Collegiate Village of Potsdam, 206 Outer Main St.
Community Bank, 64-70 Market St
Eben's Hearth, 115 Maple St.
Evans & White Ace Hardware & Rental, 1 Maple St.
Foster the Plant, 55 Market St.
Hampton Inn, 169 Market St.
Harris Medical, Market Square Mall
Home Town Café - Madrid, 3476 CR 14, Madrid
Jernabi, 11 Maple St.
HYPERLINK "http://jobsrus.com/"JobsRUs.com, Market Square Mall
Kevin Daniels Agency, 70 Main St.
Key Bank, 17 Elm St.
Kinney Drugs, 48 Maple St.
Kinney Drugs, 200 Market St.
Mahoney's Auto Mall, 7513 US Hwy 11
NBT Bank, 6554 St. Hwy 56
North Country Savings Bank, 31 Main St.
Pizza Hut, 62 Market St.
Potsdam Specialty Paper, 547 Sissonville Rd.
Potter's Industries, 72 Reynolds Rd.
Presbyterian Church, 42 Elm St.
Save A Lot, 200 Market St.
St. Lawrence FCU, 6585 SH 56
St. Mary's Church, 17 Lawrence Ave.
SUNY Potsdam Becky's Place
SUNY Potsdam Bookstore
SUNY Potsdam Fitness Center, Maxcy Hall
Trinity Episcopal Church, 8 Maple St.
United Methodist Church, 26 Main St.
UPS Store, 200 Market St.
Village Diner, 22 Depot St. (Market Square Mall)
Walmart, 7494 US Hwy 11
For more information, please visit HYPERLINK "http://potsdamholidayfund.org/"potsdamholidayfund.org.
The Potsdam Holiday Fund, Inc. is an all-volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides new gifts, warm clothing and food to families and senior citizens in need in Potsdam, Madrid, Hopkinton, Nicholville, Brasher Falls, Chase Mills, Fort Jackson, West Stockholm and Winthrop. Donations are welcome and appreciated and can be made online at HYPERLINK "http://potsdamholidayfund.org/"potsdamholidayfund.org or mailed to the Potsdam Holiday Fund at PO Box 827, Potsdam, NY 13676.