Stuff a stocking for a teen in need
Teens can help spread the love at the Gypsum Public Library this holiday season. Teenagers are invited to decorate and stuff stockings for other teens in need on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m.
With the help of community volunteers who did the sewing, the staff at Gypsum Public Library will have more than 30 stockings to decorate and stuff. Community members can also help out by donating items for both boys’ and girls’ stockings, such as socks, gloves, trail mix, candy, books, ornaments, key chains, lip gloss, wallets, etc.
The stockings will be delivered to the Salvation Army to be distributed to teens in need around the area.
“Last year I read an article about a mom in Utah who had lost her daughter in a tragic auto accident,” said Susan Hicks, a staff member at the Gypsum Public Library. “When the holidays rolled around, she wanted to turn her grief into a positive action for the holidays. Since her daughter was 16 when she died, she decided to make stockings, fill them with items for teens, and donate them. That year I had lost three loved ones and felt that this would be a great project to do for teens in our area.”
Last year’s stuffing party generated 30 stockings for the Salvation Army – 15 for boys and 15 for girls.
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
“The Salvation Army was delighted to receive items that were geared towards teens from needy families,” said Hicks. “They said they often do not have items for teen gifts.”