About Our Giving Tree Program
Looking for Giving Tree location near you where you can drop off donations?
Click on the button below!
What is a Giving Tree?
A Giving Tree is a Christmas tree with ornaments for generous people to select to sponsor a child.
These ornaments include the following information:
Gender and age of the selected child
Donation suggestions for the child, such as: toy ideas, clothing and shoe size, hygiene items, etc. The ornaments suggest the general needs that the families we are serving have requested.
The ornaments do NOT get assigned to a specific child. The donations get pooled together and put into our "Christmas Store" area for the parents to shop through the items and select what their kids need. Parents will list clothing sizes and toy suggestions for their child. When they register for the event, gifts will be pre-packaged for the families to pick up the day of the event.
How to become a Giving Tree or donation drop-off location:
Almost any business can host a Giving Tree and a donation bin. The business must be a family-friendly establishment. The business can also host a tree just for its employees to participate and not the public.
We need as many Giving Tree locations as possible,
because we have over 2,500 kids to provide for!
How does it work?
You can use the Christmas tree you would already use to decorate your lobby, or we can provide a tree for you.
Simply hang up the paper ornaments we provide you with the donation requests on them.
Put a donation collection box next to the tree (or another location of your choosing that is safe & secure)
Please have the tree & ornaments up 2-3 weeks before Thanksgiving.
We will come to pick the donations on a weekly or as-needed basis. December 17th is the donation deadline, therefore that evening or the next day we will come to pick up the extra ornaments and remaining donations.
It does NOT cost anything to be Giving Tree location, however, we will gladly accept any donation you would like to give. We can provide a tax deduction receipt if needed.
How to sign-up to host a Giving Tree?
Call our Giving Tree Coordinator, Emily Ashdown at 801-336-7247 and she will get the following information from you:
Name of business
Address of business
Contact person with contact info