For Immediate Release December 30, 2021

Two women stand to the left of a Christmas tree and two men stand to the right. They are holding Christmas gifts and the floor around the tree is piled high with Christmas gifts.

From left are Kyia Whittaker and Dawn Young from Kent County’s Department of Social Services; Dick Barker, chairman, Chester River Health Foundation; and Dennis Welsh, vice president and executive director, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. 

The Chester River Health Foundation sponsored its annual Angel Tree on which "holiday wishes" were hung for children in the Kent and Queen Anne's counties’ foster care programs, and the Kent Center, which provides services for adults who have developmental disabilities.'

More than 50 brightly packaged holiday gifts were donated by the staff of UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, Chester River Home Care and the Chester River Health Foundation.

Some of the wishes included basic needs such as clothes and winter coats – and of course, toys!