Every October and early November, families in town needing assistance with purchasing holiday gifts may submit requests to the Christmas Wish Stars program. An extension of the Deerfield Food Pantry, this program is available for any Deerfield child or youth age 16 or younger.
The Christmas Wish Stars Gift Request Form is available at the Deerfield Food Pantry and in other print publications such as The Communicator and The Forum.
Families who request assistance are assigned a number which is written on a paper star along with the child’s age, gender, and item wished for. Stars typically are available in mid-November in our church’s Great Room, at the Philbrick James Library, and at other locations around town. Wish Star gift donors may select a star, purchase the item, and return it unwrapped with the star attached. Volunteers also are needed to help organize and wrap the gifts before pick-up by the requesting families.
Any questions about the Christmas Wish Stars program can be directed to Faith Barry at 463-7800 or Noelle Clark at 303-7513.
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