BRISTOL, Connecticut, U.S.A. — As the holidays approach, most everyone starts thinking about presents, school vacation and parties. But some teens during this holiday season are barely scraping by. They can’t look forward to unwrapping presents or going to parties. To some of them, an unselfish concern for their families is what matters most.
The Tattoo’s Christmas Presence project hopes to help struggling Bristol teens have a happier holiday. The Family Center and the Bristol Emergency Shelter found teens who were in dire financial straits, and Tattoo writers profiled them.
Donations of money or gifts for these needy teens can be dropped off at The Bristol Press, 99 Main St. Checks can be made out to The Tattoo’s Christmas Presence and sent to The Tattoo, c/o Steve Collins and Jackie Majerus, P.O. Box 483, Bristol, CT 06011-0483. Help us show these teens their community cares.
Sara Greene is a Reporter for Youth Journalism International.