The Gates PTO Mitten Tree Service Project is Back!
In 2017, we received tremendous response from Gates families and donated over 175 gifts to families in need. We are very excited to sponsor this project again and we will be adopting 15 families through the Acton Housing Authority.
The Acton Housing Authority wrote a letter to Gates detailing why our participation in this annual gift drive is so important to the Acton community. We would like to share some of that information with you as we launch this year’s Mitten Tree Project: “The majority of the Acton Housing Authority families (72%) are headed by a single parent, who are working in low-wage jobs. Typically, the parents are in Acton’s workforce, working in grocery stores, daycare centers, restaurants, retail stores, nursing homes, landscaping businesses, home health care agencies, etc.”
It is a challenge for these families to provide for the basic needs of their household and children. So, to provide gifts over the holidays can be an extra challenge that is not always possible. Receiving gifts through donors such as the Gates Mitten Tree Project makes such a difference in their lives and really helps the family to enjoy their Holiday.
If you would like to participate in this year’s Mitten Tree Project, please select an item to purchase by clicking
. Please ask your child to select a mitten tag from the tree, which can be found in each pod beginning November 19th. The mittens have labels that should be filled out and attached to the gift once purchased. Additional mitten tags will also be available in the school office.
Please return the
wrapped gifts with the mitten label attached and filled out
to the donation boxes next to the Mitten Trees. We ask that all gifts be returned by
Monday, December 10th
Please let me know if you have questions or concerns. Thanks in advance for your support and assistance!