You have until this Friday to donate to the The Giving Tree at Northumberland Mall.
The Giving Tree is a community project in its 30th year, and began with the Children’s Aid Society in 1989.
On the tree you’ll find the names of children across Northumberland County who would love to receive a gift at Christmas.
Cheryl Baker, Coordinator/Head Elf, says there’s a flipside to the Giving Tree – it helps youth understand the real meaning of Christmas.
The Giving Tree provided for over 1300 children last year and since its inception in 1989 over 36,000 children have had a brighter Christmas because our community cares.
They are once again depending on the generosity of the community to choose a name and purchase a gift for a needy child.
The co-ordination with the Salvation Army allow them to concentrate on their food hamper campaign while we provide the gifts for the children.
They receive requests for children from:
Community Living- West Northumberland
Five Counties Children’s Centre
Highland Shores Children’s Aid Society
HKPRD Health Unit-Brighton, Campbellford, Cobourg, Port Hope
Kinark Child & Family Services
Northumberland Big Brothers & Big Sisters
Northumberland Family Respite Services
Ontario Early Years-Cobourg, Port Hope
Rebound Youth Services
Salvation Army Family Services – Campbellford, Cobourg, Port Hope
The Volunteers work 100 plus shifts at the Mall, assist in sorting the packages and provide delivery of gifts before Christmas.
Arrangement can be made for pickup of gifts.
For more info, contact Cheryl Baker, Coordinator/Head Elf at 905-269-0931.