The Grinch won’t find unhappy children in the Ticonderoga area this holiday season thanks to the Tiny Tim Christmas Wish Program.
continued 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 six pair of socks, six sets of underwear, a jacket, ski pants, boots, clothing and toys.
Tiny Tim will not purchase any electronics such as iPods, cell phones, computers or game systems.
Tiny Tim now serves about 75 families and nearly 200 children each holiday season.
It costs more than $6,000 a year to operate the Tiny Tim program.
While Gibbs has stepped down, Quesnel said the former director will remain involved.
“Helen’s not off the hook; she’d better keep her phone line open,” Quesnel said. “I just can’t let 20-some years of knowledge walk way. She knows all the little tricks, the ins and outs. Her heart is still in in and we want to involve Helen as much as we can.”