What is the Giving Tree? For some families in our community, purchasing gifts during the holidays is a challenge. The Giving Tree is an annual opportunity to purchase gifts for a family in our community, coordinated by the Family Support Committee and Ms. Cho, the school counselor. In the past, we’ve always been able to hang our tree in the main office so families could come and select what they would most like to contribute (each child in the designated families puts in specific requests for 1 book, 1 clothing item, and 1 toy). However, this year is a little different! Beginning Friday, November 20th, we will be taking donations through Venmo that will go toward purchasing gift cards. This will help cut back on contact and parents having to drop gifts off at school as well as give our families the opportunity to decide what they need or want most during these unprecedented times. Once all funds are collected by December 11th, the Family Support Committee lead, Genny Costin, will purchase the gift cards and deliver to Ms. Cho for distribution along with a wrapped book for each child (link to book list will be posted in the next OK).
This year, our goal is to provide each family with a $100 grocery card and each child a $100 Target gift card! There are 9 confirmed families this year, so we are hopeful to provide each family and child the designated amounts! Some families have more than one child, so the Target goal will be higher than the grocery card goal.>/div>
To sign-up to contribute to this year’s Giving Tree please visit here.
Please Venmo all donations to @Genny-Costin. If you would like to purchase a gift card on your own, or you have any questions, please contact Genny Costin.