Neighbors Helping Neighbors and Methow Valley Manger Mall: A Display of Generosity and Care During a Season Associated with Gratitude, Appreciation, and Love

Manger Mall GiftsThrough the generosity of this community last year, Neighbors Helping Neighbors delivered holiday food baskets to 131 families and the Methow Valley Manger Mall made it possible for 229 children to have a gift to open on Christmas morning. This is a testament to the incredibly caring community we live in!

Imagine the joy, love and laughter that was shared at the holiday table last year. Can you picture the smiles on the faces of the children as they peeked under the tree on Christmas morning? Instead of not knowing if they could celebrate the holidays with their families, Neighbors Helping Neighbors and the Methow Valley Manger Mall was able to make the holiday season a little easier, and a lot brighter, for many in our valley. These programs help lift the spirits of children, parents, seniors and families during a time of year that could otherwise be very stressful and sorrowful.

We are blessed with an incredible volunteer base of over 100 people who assist us with everything from collecting food and donated gifts to sewing projects, sorting donations, wrapping gifts, packing holiday baskets, loading cars, making home deliveries and more. This valley-wide effort truly reflects our community’s compassion for everyone.

The Methow Valley Schools have been huge supporters of the Neighbors Helping Neighbors food drive. Last year, between Liberty Bell High School and Methow Valley Elementary School, over 3000 non-perishables items were added to the holiday food baskets! As well, collections are set-up at the local grocery stores and the baskets overflow with additional items that help to feed our local families.

The Manger Mall welcomes pre-registered parents or guardians to personally shop for presents for their children ages infant to 18. Toys, games, sporting goods and cosmetics are complimented by an array of soft goods such as handmade blankets, pillows or pajamas to choose from. For those interested in donating a gift; new, unwrapped gifts can be delivered to the Mazama Store, Ulrich’s Pharmacy, North Cascades National Bank, Mick & Miki’s Red Cedar Bar and Winthrop PT & Fitness.

Both events take place in December. Registration forms for the Manger Mall will be available at the school offices or you can register at The Cove on Thursday, November 7th, 14th, 21st and December 5th. Neighbors Helping Neighbors holiday food basket registration takes place at The Cove on Thursday, November 14th, 21st, December 5th and December 12th.

It is only through the generous donations of this community, extended family and friends that these programs remain viable. Monetary donations can be made to The Cove P.O. Box 895 Twisp, WA 98856 or at (please specify NHN). The Cove is a 501©3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

Questions can be directed to Jennifer Elden or (509) 996-4343.