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Giving Tree program asking for donations for local senior citizens

Clearfield, PA – The Clearfield Borough Police Department and the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (CCAAA) partnered to create “Giving Trees” for area elderly and are again teaming up to spread some holiday cheer. Elderly citizens in the Clearfield area, many of them living alone with no close family members or no family at all, could benefit greatly from a small act of kindness.

Last year, many individuals and organizations came together to provide truckloads of gifts and financial assistance for heating and medical needs. More than $10,000.00 was collected and sent directly to local fuel suppliers to ensure our frail and elderly were warm in their own homes last winter.

The Police Department and the Area Agency on Aging, are partnering again with the Clearfield Pharmacy, CVS of Clearfield and South Side Subs of Curwensville to host our trees. The employees of CNB Bank will also have their own tree and collect internally.

Tags will be hung on November 19, 2020, at all three places. From November 19 through December 10, a giving tree will be available at the Clearfield Pharmacy, Clearfield CVS, and South Side Subs. The giving tree will offer the needs of many senior citizens around the area. Individuals are welcome to take a card, purchase and wrap the needed items on the card, and drop off the items and the card at either the Clearfield Borough Police Station on North Front Street, Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Inc., located on 116 South 2nd Street, Clearfield Pharmacy, CVS or South Side Subs. We encourage everyone to please help someone in need this holiday season.

Again, this year a “Giving Tree Fund” at CBT Bank, a Division of Riverview Bank, will be available. Anyone wishing to donate to assist the elderly with utility costs (heating assistance, water bills, etc.) this holiday season can drop off a check made out to “Giving Tree Fund” at any CBT office (North Second Street or branches). Receipts will be available for tax purposes. The money collected will then be evenly distributed among those elderly needing this service, free of any administrative charges.

Many senior citizens are often forgot about during the Holiday Season. Let’s make sure they have a great Holiday as well. We were so overwhelmed by your kindness in the past and look forward to this year! Thank you for helping us enhance the quality of life for elderly residents throughout the county. We are truly grateful for your generosity.

Pictured: Assistant Police Chief Nathan Curry & Ronda Vaughn, CCAAA Fundraising & Events Specialist