Giving Tree success

To the Editor:

It was another successful year for the Giving Tree Project.

We would like to express our gratitude to all those that participated in this project at the Crystal Lake Public Library during the holiday season. We collected so many wonderful and much-needed items for the Home of the Sparrow and the Crystal Lake Food Pantry.

All of you truly have shown that giving to people in need is such a joyful and rewarding experience at Christmastime.

Thank you so much, and may 2014 bring many blessings to everyone.

David and Clare Ossman