Thursday January 3, 2013

The 76th annual Reformer Christmas Stocking has reached and exceeded its goal of $90,000. A total of $90,623.88 has been received.

The Stocking Committee members all breathed a sigh of relief as word spread on Wednesday afternoon. No one had a doubt that it would happen, but seeing it happen year after year has become exhilarating. And each time, is met with the same enthusiasm.

This is such a caring community, and taking care of our children in need is at the top of their list in many people’s minds at this time of year.

On behalf of the committee: Thank You!

Thank you to all the volunteers who unload and unpack the boxes and outfit the children. Thank you to all our knitters who skillfully make hats and mittens and even some scarves and sweaters. Thank you to all those who pick up their checkbooks or go online to donate and make this program work, this year, and for the past 76 years.

This year, the program served 1,364 children from 612 families. Any money received over the goal is used to buy more coats and boots to continue the program into the future.

All contributions will be continue to be listed daily in the Reformer as requested by the donor.

Contributions, which are tax deductible, may be sent to: Reformer Christmas Stocking, P.O. Box 703, Brattleboro, VT 05302-0703.

Donors may use their credit cards on PayPal for contributions by visiting