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Berkshire South Regional Community Center Shining Star Holiday Gift Program
08:00AM / Sunday, November 20, 2022
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.— Berkshire South Regional Community Center is offering its annual Shining Star Supplemental Holiday Gift Program at 15 Crissey Road.
 
The Shining Star program is designed to help community members who are looking for added support during the holiday season. Applicants are anonymously matched with community donors. No names or private information are shared.
 
Berkshire South currently has over 170 children registered to be paired with shoppers who will help buy items on the applicants' "wish lists". An additional 60 children are on a waiting list and will be accommodated if enough people register to be shoppers. Participants are predominantly located in the southern Berkshires. Individuals who are interested in becoming a shopper for someone should contact the community center at 413-528-2810 or sign up online at berkshiresouth.org/shiningstar.  
 
"We have seen an overwhelming need for assistance this year," Executive Director Jenise Lucey said. "Every year it seems that applications come in at an increasingly rapid pace. But we know that we can help with the assistance of our community. Each year, we are so touched by the outpouring of generosity that we see with shoppers buying everything from toys to warm winter boots." The deadline for gift purchases is December 5th.
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