This Advent season, be sure to stop by the Gallery and take a tag or two from the Advent Giving Tree to help make some kids’ lives a little better. There are several worthy organizations represented on this year’s tree. The Department of Human Services (DHS) will distribute our gifts (which must be in by Dec. 17) to foster kids to brighten their holiday. In addition, Kinship House is a counseling agency with emphasis on the needs and concerns of foster children; the Community Transition School teaches homeless and rootless children; and the Portland Public Schools PTA Clothing Closet ensures that all school children have appropriate and warm clothing to wear this winter.

The Giving Tree will be up through the month of December; except for the gifts for the foster children, the gifts will be delivered to the agencies in January.

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