Goddard Mitten Tree application

Download the 2019 Mitten Tree Application


GODDARD – For more than 28 years the Goddard Lions Club, with the help of the community’s churches, schools, businesses and individuals sponsor Goddard Mitten Tree to provide food, clothing and gifts to families in our community who need assistance during the holiday season.

The need in the community is greater than ever, according to organizers. Last year, the project served more than 125 families, including more than 275 children.

A family that completes a Mitten Tree application receives food at both the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday, and receives Christmas gifts and a new outfit of clothes for children ages 15 and under.

If your family is in need of assistance and lives in the Goddard School District, fill out and application by Thursday, Nov. 7. An application can be found on The Times-Sentinel website at www.tsnews.com. Click on the “Community” tab. Print off, fill it out and return it to Goddard Public Schools Administration Center, 201 S. Main St., Goddard. Or you can fill it out digital and email to eschulte@goddardusd.com.

Be sure to confirm that all clothing sizes and information stated on the application are accurate. Do not fill out an application for anyone other than your immediate family. Applications will only be accepted for children ages 15 and under.

The head of the household of each family needing assistance must fill out the application. All information collected is kept confidential.

Thanksgiving food distribution will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Goddard United Methodist Church, 300 N. Cedar.

Christmas food and gift distribution will be 1-4 p.m. at Apollo Elementary School, 16158 W. Apollo St., Goddard.

For additional information, contact any Goddard Lions Club member or call Lion Dan Funke at 316-650-0737.