Christmas Angels program now in its 31st season



BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Peninsula Christmas Angels program is gearing up for its 31st season.

The program provides gifts of warm clothing to children in need who are full-time residents of Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Penobscot, Sedgwick, Surry, Orland and Deer Isle/Stonington.

The Christmas Angels program, coordinated by the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, depends on the generosity of individuals, clubs and businesses.

Last year, 119 children were served from 55 families. This year’s angel design is by Ira Buchholz, selected from an art contest held by the Church in 2015.

Each volunteer Angel will be provided a detailed list of a child’s clothing wishes, including age (newborn-18 years), size and any specific needs.

To learn more about becoming a Christmas Angel, contact Ruth Miller at [email protected] or 374-2003.

To receive assistance from the program, pick up a request form at the church office (22 Tenney Hill), your child’s school office, Tree of Life Food Pantry or the Island Food Pantry.

All requests must be received by Nov. 22. Early sign-up is appreciated.

Financial donations are always welcome. Make checks out to First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, with a notation “Christmas Angels,” and mail to P.O. Box 444, Blue Hill, ME 04614.

Donations of new books and stuffed animals, unwanted 2020 calendars and Christmas cards will also be accepted. Marked containers are downstairs in the church’s Fellowship Hall.

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