Church Women United Put Up Mitten Tree In Hoppie’s Restaurant
Published: November 24th, 2021
By: Sarah Genter

Church Women United put up Mitten Tree in Hoppie’s Restaurant The Mitten Tree, facilitated by Church Women United of Oxford, is set up at Hoppie's Restaurant in Oxford this year. Those wishing to donate can place homemade or store bought hats, gloves, and mittens on the tree. New toys and books are also accepted, and may be placed under the tree. All items gathered from the tree go to help families in need. (Submitted photo)

OXFORD — The Church Women United of Oxford (CWU) has set up their Mitten Tree at Hoppie’s Restaurant in Oxford for the holiday season. Community members can donate homemade or store bought hats, mittens, and gloves by hanging them on the tree until Friday, December 3. New toys and books are also accepted, and may be placed under the tree.

CWU is made up of representatives from four Oxford churches: Saint Joseph’s, Saint Paul’s, United Methodist, and the United Church of Oxford. As a group, the churches focus on serving their community.

“We do a lot of stuff,” said CWU Secretary Treasurer Cathy Rood. “Community service, exactly. That’s all we do. It’s just the churches coming together to serve the community, and, you know, we try to feed people and get them things they need.”

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Donations from the Mitten Tree are gathered by CWU members after December 3, and distributed to families in need through the Community Christmas Baskets.

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