GARDINER — Gardiner Federal Credit Union members are participating in two holiday fundraisers — a Giving Tree and a Bear Hugs for Kids — to benefit the community.

The Giving Tree, a Christmas tree in the credit union lobby, has gift suggestions for local families. Participants should choose a gift to purchase and wrap and return to the credit union by Dec. 19.

The Bear Hugs for Kids box, available through December, is a collection of new or gently used stuffed animals for local children. Stuffed animals will be given to the Maine Credit Union League to distribute to area fire and police departments.

For more information, call 582-2676.

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