DPW to Launch Mitten Tree Campaign with Music-Filled Celebration

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Kick-Off Ceremony: Friday, Dec. 7; Ceremony Starts at 11:30 a.m.

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) will hold a holiday-themed, musical celebration to mark the start of the City’s 45th annual Mitten Tree Campaign on Friday, Dec. 7. This event will be held in the lobby of the Abel Wolman Municipal Building, 200 Holliday Street. The music starts at 11 a.m., and the  ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m.

During the annual Mitten Tree campaign, DPW joins with the City’s Departments of Transportation and General Services to collect donations of mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves for Baltimore City children in need. 

“The Mitten Tree Campaign is a special time for DPW and other City workers to come together  to provide necessities to children whose families may need some extra help this winter,” said DPW Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E.  “I am asking area citizens and all City workers to donate to this year’s collection of mittens, scarves, hats, and gloves.”

Performing at the Dec. 7 kick-off ceremony will be the Dunbar High School Jazz Band and Abbottston Elementary School second graders and a special appearance by Santa Claus! The musical performances will start at 11 a.m. The Franklin Square Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club will also perform. The annual Mitten Tree toss will be the finale!

Citizens and City Employees are encouraged to leave donations of mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves in the collection bin in the Abel Wolman Municipal Building. Donations will be accepted through Thursday, December 19, and distributed by the Salvation Army’s Franklin Square Boys and Girls Club located at 215 N. 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, Md. 21202

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