The Giving Tree
Who: United Way Volunteer Center, 2-1-1 Call Referal Center, Knights of Columbus and the Corporate Volunteer Council
What: The Giving Tree – United Way’s “Emergency” Holiday Help Program
When & Where: The Date & location are always kept secret
Why: Most United Way agencies and local nonprofit organizations that provide holiday assistance stop accepting requests for help between December 10 and 15. Many nonprofits run out of available holiday resources even before then. Families who don't make the deadline are refered to United Way by other agencies for last minute gifts. The number of families accepted for this is very limited.
How: Referred families come to pick out gifts for the holidays from donated inventory. Last year (2012) this event provided holiday gifts for 120 families, a 25 percent increase over the previous year. Every child selects one gift for each parent; parents choose two gifts for each child.
If you know a family that needs Christmas help, call 2-1-1 as soon as possible.
Anyone needing holiday help should call 2-1-1 as soon as possible!
Call Windy Brooks at 423-752-0316 for more information or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org