Project Elf is underway

Pioneer Bank employees Heather Cathey and Marie Wright stand by the Project Elf Tree in the Pioneer Bank lobby located at 100 Creek Rd. Lobby hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. SUBMITTED PHOTO COURTESY OF PIONEER BANK DRIPPING SPRINGS

John Pacheco


The Helping Hands Elf Project, which provides Christmas gifts for area children, is fully underway.

To help out, find one of their many Christmas trees in the area. The Christmas tree is decorated with “mittens” that list a child’s Christmas gift request. “Project Elf is how Helping Hands got started 31 years ago,” Helping Hands volunteer Crystal Emmons said. “We help kids get 2 gifts that mom has requested, and then we make sure each kid gets at least one book and each family gets at least one board game. People who want to help us out with that can find our Christmas trees, decorated with little mittens, around Dripping. The mitten decorations have the name of a child and the gifts requested. We ask that the gifts be brought to us by the eleventh of December, because we then need to start getting the gift packages together for distribution.”

Project Elf is goal is to help 150 families this year, and plans to help with social services as well.

Project Elf locations:

Adair Dental

Broadway Dripping

Broadway Midtown

Church of Christ

City Hall

Cunningham Orthodontics

Dr. Ron White

Dr. Bobb

Driftwood Methodist

DS Elementary

DS High School

DS Middle School

DS Presbyterian Church

DS Rooster Spring Elementary

DS Sycamore Elementary

DS Sycamore Middle School

DS United Methodist Church

DS Walnut Elementary

DS Women Club

Episcopal Church

First Baptist Church

Friendship Creekside

Hill Country Care

Kethley PT- Dripping

Kethley PT-Sawyer Ranch

Lions Club

Lisa Garza

Mt. Olive Lutheran

New Life Lutheran

Pioneer Bank

Prosperity Bank

Rotary Club

Sheron Smith


Sunset Baptist.

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