2013-12-20 / Front Page

Efforts benefit local school children

Handmade paper decorations, created by local school children decorate a Giving Tree at Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth through New Year’s.

Community and inn guests are invited to exchange mittens, scarves, hats or Chap Stick for student ornaments. The collected clothing will be distributed to local food banks. In addition, bookmarks decorated by Memorial Middle School students may be purchased to buy school books from a list provided by teachers for the school’s reading program. The bookmarks are colorfully crafted around book themes, and all proceeds from the purchased bookmarks go to buy school books.

Inn by the Sea will issue a gift certificate to each donor of warm clothes as a thank you, valid in the spa or Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea, Jan. 2 through June 13.

The clothes collected are distributed to area food banks, schools and Preble Street Chapel by project G.R.A.C.E. (Granting Resources and Assistance through Community Effort), a Scarborough-based agency that provides assistance to residents of southern Maine.

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