In Woodbury: Angel Tree Provides Gifts to the Needy

For more than 17 years, New Morning Market has collaborated with the Salvation Army of Waterbury to provide gifts to their Angel Tree program. This year, New Morning Market’s customers provided gifts for over 100 Waterbury children in need. Pictured are New Morning Market staff members Charlotte Chapman (left) and Candy Platt helping load hundreds of gifts into Salvation Army’s vehicle.

WOODBURY — For more than 17 years, New Morning Market has collaborated with the Salvation Army of Waterbury to provide gifts to their Angel Tree program. The Angel Tree program started in 1979 in Virginia and has since spread throughout the country, serving thousands of families each holiday season. The Salvation Army provides tags to New Morning Market indicating what specific children in need would like for Christmas. Customers then choose a tag from New Morning Market’s Angel Tree, purchase the gift and bring it back to the store as their donation.

This year, New Morning Market’s customers provided gifts for over 100 Waterbury children in need.

New Morning Market also collaborated with the town Community Services Council to provide presents for more than 40 children in Woodbury this year.

“This is my first season working at New Morning Market, and the support and generosity our customers have for this program is inspiring. It’s an honor to be a part of this holiday tradition and to help our community during this season of giving,” said Candy Platt, New Morning Market’s Angel Tree coordinator.

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