Baltimore DPW announces 2013 Mitten Tree Campaign to kick off December 12

Baltimore DPW Mitten Tree Baltimore DPW announces 2013 Mitten Tree Campaign to kick off December 12BALTIMORE – As we enter the Holiday gift-giving season, Baltimore City Department of Public Works Director Alfred H. Foxx is inviting citizens and City employees to join Baltimore’s own giving campaign at the 40th Annual Mitten Tree program on Thursday, December 12th.

Collecting mittens, caps, gloves, and scarves are the focus of this annual City event. It begins at 11 a.m. ET, with music by the Department of Public Works/ Department of Transportation Employee Band & Singers, and continues with two school choirs and a special appearance by Santa Claus. The program will be held in the lobby of the Abel Wolman Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday Street.

At 11:30 a.m., Director Foxx will be joined by Department of Transportation Director William M. Johnson, Department of General Services Director Steve Sharkey, and Major Gene Hogg from the Salvation Army for the official kick-off of the campaign. Performers include the Abbottson Elementary School and Franklin Square Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club choirs. At the end of the program, the Jolly Old Elf will help toss the first mittens onto the tree.

Citizens and Baltimore City employees are encouraged to leave donations of mittens, gloves, hats and scarves in the collection bin in the Wolman Building lobby through Thursday, December 20.

Mittens, caps, gloves, and scarves collected are donated to those in need through the Salvation Army’s Franklin Square Boys and Girls Club located at 215 Calhoun Street in West Baltimore.

Donations can be mailed to:

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works
Office of the Director
600 Abel Wolman Municipal Building
200 Holliday Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

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