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Donations sought for Apple Tree program

Bill Hudgins GMC is serving as a collection site for the Apple Tree program, receiving donations for area foster children to help them with their back-to-school supplies.

Similar to the Angel Tree program which is held every year before Christmas, the Apple Tree program includes a tree at the car dealership where participants can select “apples” that list items needed for the coming school year.

The back-to-school items must be dropped off by Aug. 22 at the dealership, 6907 George Washington Memorial Highway.

People can also choose to drop off a check, made payable to the Gloucester County Department of Social Services with “foster care” in the memo line. Receipts are available upon request. Gift cards to department stores such as Walmart, J.C. Penney and Kohl’s are also accepted.

The Apple Tree program, which has been in operation for more than 20 years, benefits local youth in foster care. ...

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