Saratoga Springs, NY – The Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center is happy to announce the launch of their annual Mitten Tree Program. Starting Friday through December 31, individuals, organizations, and youth groups are encouraged to decorate the Visitor Center’s Mitten Tree with warm winter items. All donations will benefit the following organizations: CAPTAIN Community Human Services, Franklin Community Center, and Shelters of Saratoga.

“We are excited to continue this annual Visitor Center tradition,” said Karen Verrigni, director of the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center. “We are grateful to our community members whose generosity and kindness provide hundreds of pieces of winter wear to those in need this season. Thank you to everyone who contributes to this annual community program.”

If you'd like to participate, please bring new or handmade mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, or other warm winter wear to the Visitor Center located at 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Visitor Center hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information visit, or

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