Kurn Hattin children share in the holiday spirit of giving

The 101 children of Kurn Hattin Homes celebrated the spirit of giving during the holiday season this year with the help of several individuals and businesses in the community.

Santa and Mrs. Claus receive a thank you hug from the Kurn Hattin girls.

Santa and Mrs. Claus receive a thank you hug from the Kurn Hattin girls.

Tim Mollica of Christmas Trees of Vermont and his family donated 11 trees, hand-picked by the children. The children and staff put on their holiday sparkles and finery for the Annual Night of Giving dinner. In the months leading up to this event, the children in each cottage selected a Christmas giving project to help those in need.

Later that week, all of the Kurn Hattin staff and children spread good cheer by caroling throughout Bellows Falls and in Walpole, NH. The children also had their own cottage Christmas parties, with frosted cookies, eggnog, and singing before leaving for vacation.

The Rotary Club of Chester coordinated volunteers, gifts, donations and pizza to make Christmas magical. Santa, Mrs. Claus, Mr. Grinch and an entourage of elves went from cottage to cottage with a giant sack of presents.

A Holiday Bazaar with items donated by friends, staff and parents, was held on the last day of school, followed by a holiday concert.

Kurn Hattin thanks all who contributed by helping to bake some yummy sweets, and by participating in the Bbazaar, and sends their best wishes for the holidays and the New Year.

Established in 1894, Kurn Hattin Homes for Children in Westminster is a charitable home and school for children, ages 6-15, who are affected by tragedy, social or economic hardship, or other disruption in family life.  

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