ANNUAL MITTEN TREE APPEAL LAUNCHED and EXPANDED BY HUDSON RIVER MARITIME MUSEUM
Winter Weather Accessories & Fishing Equipment Requested
KINGSTON, NY – As part of its annual “Mitten Tree” appeal, the Hudson River Maritime Museum is accepting donations of NEW winter weather accessories such as warm mittens, gloves, hats and scarves. These will be distributed to local children in need. Having these necessary items available will allow children without proper winter attire to join their friends and classmates during outdoor time even in the winter months.
For the first time, the museum has received an additional special request for donations of new or slightly used fishing poles and reels to benefit residents at a local youth organization. All equipment must be in good working order.
HRMM Education Coordinator Rita Carr, who is organizing this year’s community project, felt this request was a great supplement to the annual holiday “Mitten Tree” drive, noting that “some of these teens said that they want to be able to go fishing more than they want food or clothing. And this request reflects our mission of community access to the river, education and preserving the rich history of fishing on the Hudson!”
The museum will be accepting both kinds of donations which will be displayed in the museum’s East Gallery (for the “Fishing Tree”) and Gift Shop (for the “Mitten Tree”):
at the museum Gift Shop - Thursdays through Sundays from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm until Sunday, December 18. The museum and Museum Gift Shop will re-open on Thursday, January 5, 2017.
at the museum’s administrative offices - Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm until Friday, December 23. The offices will re-open on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
Donations will be delivered by mid-January 2017.
For more information about the Hudson River Maritime Museum, please visit www.hrmm.org, Like HRMM on Facebook, or call 845.338.0071 ext. 15.
Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and related industries.
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