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KidsGiving Program Makes Ornaments for Hardt of Christmas Delivery

Look at the elves at work! Several families from Taylor Elementary School in Arlington, VA gathered to decorate ornaments to be donated to the Hardt of Christmas collection for a Christmas 2019 delivery. The ornaments consisting of customized wooden and glass balls and different versions of reindeers assembled with popsicle sticks, cloth spins, felt and even candy canes for antlers will be packaged together along with some store bought colorful balls and Christmas trees for forty families at the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) on Saturday, December 7th. Kids in grades K – 6 came out for this occasion in an effort to help make a difference this holiday season and be part of the Hardt of Christmas annual tree and ornament donation program.

The favorite ornaments, by far were the glass balls that the artists could color with paint pens, glitter and stickers. Not far behind in preference were the wooden ornaments that were also completely customized by the young artists.

Thank you in particular to Lucinda Robb, a Taylor parent who runs a fantastic program called Kidsgiving, providing families with a list of available charity programs every single month and rewarding families for their participation. Lucinda promoted the ornament decorating event through Kidsgiving and helped coordinate all logistics. Thank you!

Additionally, we were so fortunate to receive a wonderful set of decorated wooden ornaments from the Arlington Soccer Association 2008 Girls teams. They gathered on their own to make ornaments and contribute to our collection that will be delivered on December 7th. Thank you to all this wonderful support in the Arlington, VA community.

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