WHY:It is possible to intentionally foster altruism such that young children turn in to giving adults. This party is designed to leverage the research to help make that happen.

WHO: Anyone young and older who wants to share in the “giving” spirit of this holiday season and wants to help increase altruism in children (heck…altruism in all of us!)

WHO ELSE WILL BE THERE?  Elves!Santa is very busy this Sat., and his reindeer are resting of course, so he’s sending some elves who will be arriving in a horse drawn sleigh.

WHAT WILL THE ELVES BE DOING? They will sing and dance with us, share the Warm Fuzzy Tale and the importance of the gift of giving during the holiday season and throughout the year. AND, will even let us experience riding in a horse drawn sleigh with them!  The elves will be arriving just after 2pm!

WHAT TO BRING: Each family brings an unwrapped gift (either $10 & under or a used gift in excellent condition that has been well loved but is just ready to spend some time in a new home). We ask that children bring a gift that has real meaning to them. Either a favorite toy they want to share, or if purchased, one they picked out themselves. One that they can be proud to give!

WHERE/WHEN:Sat. Dec. 14th from 2:00- 5pm at the Paul Smiths College Forestry Cabin (follow the ‘JOY’ signs once on campus.)

WHERE WILL THE GIFTS GO:The helpers will be bringing the gifts to Saranac Lake where they will be distributed to Franklin & Essex Co. residents as part of the Holiday Helpers program. If it’s an old toy, that is a favorite, but no longer “givable” that’s fine! One child gave her pacifier, which had more meaning than a purchased gift would, by far!

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If you would like to help in any way, or have questions call Sheila Delarm or Bob Eckert @ 327-3554