Article and photo by Geri Reichgut
The Guardian Angel of Sea Cliff announces its third annual "Giving Tree"- a program that has brought so much joy and happiness to many needy families during past holiday seasons. This "Miracle on 34th Street" is located in Sea Cliff at the non-profit Guardian Angel Family Boutique, at 329 Glen Cove Avenue in Sea Cliff (between Littleworth and Lafayette Avenues).
This is your chance to be a Guardian Angel to a child whose family who has fallen on economic hard times and won't be receiving any gifts this holiday season. "The Giving Tree" contains cards filled out by needy children listing a small gift they would like to receive under their own tree this year. So in the spirit of the season, won't you stop in and choose one card with a child's name and buy that gift and help make a child's holiday dream come true! It may be one extra gift for you to buy, but it may be the only gift that child will receive this holiday season. Imagine the joy on that child's face when he/she opens it!! The Guardian Angel Family of volunteers will be available to help you pick out a local family that would be blessed by your caring and loving gift for their child. While you're there, be sure to see the festive holiday clothing, some new, others gently used for all ages of children and women. With the cold weather soon upon us, you will also find lots of warm jackets, coats, mittens, gloves, scarves, hats and boots, all at very reasonable prices. Bedding, linens, furniture and lots of baby items can also be found. This holiday boutique is sure to be a one-stop crowd pleaser for all your winter and holidays needs. Why waste time and gas money driving to a mall? Shop locally and know that all proceeds will go directly to help women in crisis situations. The Guardian Angel Family Boutique is now open Mondays through Saturdays from 11am - 4pm, call (516) 277-1068 to donate or volunteer you time.
Photo and article by Geri Reichgut