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Annual Mitten Tree Giving Campaign Kicks-off December 6 

BALTIMORE, MD (November 26, 2012) – The season of gifting is fast approaching and Public Works Director Alfred H. Foxx joins the spirit of giving when he leads the kick-off for the 39th Annual Mitten Tree collection on Thursday, December 6, 2012. Mittens, caps, gloves, and scarves collection is the focus of this annual City event. The fun begins at 11 a.m. with music by the Department of Public Works/ Department of Transportation Employee Band & Singers in the lobby of the Abel Wolman Municipal Building, 200 Holliday Street.
 
At 11:30 a.m., Director Foxx will be joined by the Department of General Services Acting Director Steve Sharkey; Department of Transportation Deputy Director Frank Murphy;  Anthony W. Batts, Commissioner, Baltimore Police Department; and Major Barry Corbitt, Baltimore Area Commander, Salvation Army for the official kick off of this year’s Mitten Tree campaign. Program performers: The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs, Franklin Square Unit; students from Cecil Elementary School; the Baltimore Police Department Adult Choir; and Santa will help toss the first mittens on the tree. Citizens and Baltimore City employees are encouraged to help decorate the tree with mittens, gloves, hats and scarves through Thursday, December 20, 2012.
 
Mittens, caps, gloves, and scarves that are 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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