As the Fall semester comes to a close, many students will be facing the challenge of providing gifts to their children this holiday season.  The Student Association and the staff of the Hancock County Higher Education Center is sponsoring an Angel Tree to help children of students in need. Children or grandchildren or foster children receiving their primary care from a student and between the ages of 0-18 years are eligible. 

The tree will have Angel Tags that list the gender and age of a child in need along with a suggestion for a gift. 

To sponsor an Angel: Choose a tag, put your name and phone number on it, and give the tag to a staff member or student worker.  Gifts should cost no more than $25 per child.  Please bring the UNWRAPPED gift to the Center no later than 4:00 pm, Thursday, December 20th .  Please give the student worker or staff member your name so we can match the gift to the “angel”.   

To make a request for your child(ren), please email [log in to unmask].  Please include:

·         Your name, including your middle initial, so we can confirm you are a student taking college courses through the Center.  Students taking only on-line courses CAN make requests.

·        - Age of each child in need of a gift

·         -Gender of child

·         -Gift suggestions such as clothes, books, puzzles, etc., that would cost $25 or less per gift

·         -A phone number or email where you can be contacted so we can arrange gift pick-up on December 23rd.

If you have questions, please include them in your email.  We will make every effort to keep your request as anonymous as possible.  Ann Delaney will be monitoring email requests. 

All requests must be made by Monday, December 16th.  We cannot guarantee gift requests will be filled after that date.



Ann M. Delaney

Student Services Coordinator

Hancock County Higher Education Center
248 State St., Ste. 1
Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-3897

[log in to unmask]

   "Tell me, what is it you plan to do

     with your one wild and precious life?"

                                 Mary Oliver

                                 "The Summer Day"