The Berkshire Athenaeum is proud to join the Berkshire Community Action Council (BCAC), the Salvation Army, The Christian Center, and the Eagle Santa Fund for the Holiday Joy Program kick-off event 10 a.m. to noon at the library on Monday, Nov. 27.
The Holiday Joy Program, a collaboration among local businesses, organizations, and community members, seeks to provide warm clothing, toys, and food to under-resourced families.
At the kickoff celebration, the library will decorate a giant tree in the main reading room with tickets that list children’s names to sponsor. Sponsors will purchase gifts for children and return the new, unwrapped items to the Salvation Army at 298 West St. or BCAC at 1531 East St.
The event will also feature carolers, an acting troupe from the Berkshire Theatre Festival, special guest appearances by Mrs. Clausand the Holiday Elf, and refreshments.
The library will also accept donations of slightly used children’s winter clothing, which will be donated to the Christian Center at 193 Robbins Ave.
For more information, please contact Lauri Eulian, BCAC Program Planning Administrator, 413-822-3015, or Alex Geller, Outreach Librarian, 413-499-9480, Ext. 202.