The Giving Tree, a program to help local families this holiday season, is now in place in the Clear Lake Mirror-Reporter office, 12 N. 4th St. This is the 22nd year the Mirror-Reporter has teamed with Clear Lake and Ventura Schools, Head Start and Charlie Brown for the program.
Those signing up for The Giving Tree may request food for the holidays and gifts for children. Sign-up forms were recently sent home with children. All sign-up is being handled through the schools this year. Contact a school office for signup information; no registrations will be accepted at the Mirror-Reporter.
Ornaments on The Giving Tree state the age and gender of a child, along with any special needs they may have this holiday season. Other ornaments list the size of families seeking gifts of food.
The ornaments may be checked out at the Clear Lake Mirror-Reporter office Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (The office is closed this Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday). Packages must be turned back into the Reporter office by Monday, Dec. 12.