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Tiny Tim ready for Christmas in Ticonderoga

Gift distribution Dec. 17

Nancy Quesnel, director of the Tiny Tim Christmas Wish Program, accepts a $3,000 donation from Lowe’s. Presenting the check is Anthony Clemons.

Nancy Quesnel, director of the Tiny Tim Christmas Wish Program, accepts a $3,000 donation from Lowe’s. Presenting the check is Anthony Clemons.

— The Tiny Tim Christmas Wish Program is about much more than presents, Quesnel said.

“We all play a part in the lives of kids,” she said. “We’re all responsible for these children. They say it takes a village to raise a child. It’s important that we show them that we care.”

The Tiny Tim program started in 1980 when a group of Ticonderoga Central School teachers realized the need. The program grew to the point the teachers could no longer handle the demand.

There have been a lot of changes during the years.

Tiny Tim no longer accepts or distributes used items and gifts are no longer wrapped.

And, Tiny Tim has grown. It started out giving away winter coats. Now each child gets winter boots, pajamas, socks, underwear, a jacket, ski pants, clothing and toys.

Tiny Tim will not purchase any electronics such as iPods, cell phones, computers or game systems.

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