To the Editor:
Red Stocking has been providing clothing, food, and toys for Vineyard children in need from birth through 8th grade since the 1930s. Red Stocking applications will be available by October 24 at various locations around the Island. We encourage families to apply early, preferably by November 17 in order to receive a food voucher before Thanksgiving.
Applications may be picked up at any elementary school, at most branches of Vineyard banks, the Boys and Girls Club, the YMCA, Wampanoag Tribal Headquarters, Martha’s Vineyard Insurance (Vineyard Haven office), Department of Families and Children, Early Childhood offices at MV Community Services and at the Food Pantry. Applications are also available at the Health Care Access Office in Oak Bluffs where assistance for Portuguese speaking families is available.
Red Stocking is now operating from the basement hall at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church on Franklin Street in Vineyard Haven. Many thanks to Father Nagle and the Good Shepherd Parish for welcoming Red Stocking to St. Augustine’s.
Wrapping will be done Monday through Wednesday, December 8–10. We begin at 9 am. Volunteer wrappers may call Patricia Carlet at 508-693-3187 to let her know when you are available.
Distribution will be on Friday, December 12, from 9 am to 12 noon. If there are any questions, you may call Susie Wallo at 508-776-6050 or Leslie Frizzell at 508-523-1373. Contributions may be sent to Susan Wallo at PO Box 600, Edgartown, MA 02539.
Red Stocking Fund