WENATCHEE — Local Head Start agencies are warning residents of a possible phone scam.
Some local residents have received phone requests for donations to pay for Christmas baskets for children in Head Start programs, said Sara Bartrum, Chelan-Douglas Head Start executive director.
Head Start does not solicit donations by phone and only offers a Christmas basket program through Serve Wenatchee, she said.
The agency got wind of the scam when a friend of a local Head Start official received a recent call. The caller asked for an address so an envelope could be sent for donations.
“We don’t want people to get scammed. This is not something we do,” Bartrum said.