giving treeIn the spirit of the holidays, we are trying something new out at Whole Children this year: a community giving tree! You may have seen it nestled in the corner of the lobby, decorated in little paper ornaments, tinsel, and gold ribbon.

The little paper ornaments on the tree have either gifts written on them that were requested by members in the community or an amount to be donated to a scholarship fund created for two different children that we serve here at Whole Children. We hope that you will all consider taking an ornament from the tree when you’re heading to class during the coming weeks, or donating directly to one of the scholarship funds! All gifts and donations are going directly to one of four Whole Children families.

Keep in mind: taking an ornament off the tree means you are promising to purchase and return the gift you chose to Whole Children by Monday, December 21st so we can then wrap the gifts in time to deliver them before Christmas!

If you don’t think you’ll be in to grab an ornament off the tree before December 21st, you can still support a family by calling 585-8010.

*ALSO…* REACH, a program of The Association For Community Living, is running a winter coat and toy drive. They are asking for people to donate clean, new, or slightly used coats, jackets, hats, gloves, scarves, boots, blankets, and toys to give to those in need this holiday season! The drop-off boxes for donations for both the coat and toy drive are in the lobby of the Inclusive Community Center. Note: items will only be collected until December 21st!

Thank you all again for your generosity throughout this holiday season; it’s the little things that make a big difference!