WISH Tree deadline Tuesday afternoon

Published 6:00 am Monday, December 11, 2000

Time is running out for those who want to make a difference in aneedy child’s life this holiday season by adopting a youngster fromthe Brookhaven Junior Auxiliary’s WISH Tree.

Although almost 200 names have already been taken from the twotree, around 100 children’s names await adoption at State Bank onBrookway Boulevard and the Wal-Mart Supercenter.

“The trees will be left up through Tuesday afternoon. I’d liketo encourage everyone to adopt a child because they need people inthe community so they’ll have a good Christmas,” said NoelleCrozier, chairman of the project.

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Crozier added that the needs for the children, which wereassessed by a committee before being added to the WISH Tree, rangefrom any type of clothing to some toys.

“These are the truly needy children from Brookhaven and theLincoln County area,” she said.

The stocking cut-outs on the WISH Tree list a child’s clothingand shoe sizes, age, race and sex, along with an identificationnumber instead of the child’s name.

Gifts for the children should be unwrapped, and returned to oneof the tree locations by Wednesday afternoon.

“They need to make sure to put the child’s ID number on theoutside of each package,” said Crozier.

Anyone wishing to help in other ways, may send donations toBrookhaven Junior Auxiliary, P.O. Box 169, Brookhaven, MS 39601.The donations will be used to make sure each child gets gifts tomeet their needs.

“We fill in what people don’t buy,” said Crozier.