The Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center is excited to announce the launch of their annual Mitten Tree Program. Starting Saturday, November 26 through Saturday, December 31, members of the local community are invited to contribute warm winter wear to the Visitor Center Mitten Tree located at 297 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. All donations will benefit the following organizations: CAPTAIN Community Human Services, Franklin Community Center, and Shelters of Saratoga.
“As the holiday season approaches, we’re reminded how important it is to give back,” said Karen Verrigni, director of the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center. “This annual tradition provides hundreds of pieces of winter wear to those in need during the cold winter months. The kindness and generosity of our region is heartwarming!”
Instead of ornaments or lights, the tree is decorated with warm winter items such as hats, scarves, gloves, and of course, mittens. If you'd like to donate, the Visitor Center asks that you hang new or handmade items upon the tree. Visitor Center hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Visitor Center will be closed on Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. In December, the Visitor Center will be closed the following days for the Christmas holiday: Saturday, December 24 - Tuesday, December 27. The Visitor Center will be closed Friday, December 30 and Saturday, December 31 for the New Year holiday.
For more information, visit www.discoversaratoga.org/saratoga-springs-visitor-center.
About Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center
The Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor is owned by the City of Saratoga Springs and operated by the Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau, whose mission is to contribute a positive impact on the local economy by promoting Saratoga Springs and Saratoga County as a world-class destination. The Heritage Area Visitor Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information visit, www.SaratogaSpringsVisitorCenter.com or www.DiscoverSaratoga.org.