Giving Trees Reminder
Dear Faculty and Staff,
The Giving Trees program, in collaboration with the local organization H.O.P.E (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects), provides gifts to local children whose family cannot afford to buy presents for the holiday season. All contributions are donated to HOPE’s “Holiday Shop” which provides parents with the opportunity to select items that they feel best matches their child(ren) interests.
As the Holiday Shop’s opening date draws near, we would like to thank those who have already signed up to participate in this program and to encourage others to do so as well. HOPE has identified a need for gifts that may be more appealing to older teens, and has asked that we focus our efforts in this area. While we would like to strive to meet this need, and encourage givers to contribute to this need if possible, we would also like to emphasize that all contributions, for all age ranges, are happily welcomed.
If you would like to participate in this program, please sign up for an “e-tree” through the Community Engagement office by visiting go/givingtrees beginning Monday, October 27th, 2014. You can sign up any time between October 27th and November 10th. We ask that you do NOT wrap gifts, so that parents can see what items are available to select from. However, you are welcome to donate wrapping paper if you wish. All gifts must be brought to Community Engagement at 118 South Main Street by Wednesday or Thursday, November 12th or 13th between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
If you have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, your support and participation are greatly appreciated.
Quanteshia D. Tennyson ’14
Poverty Initiatives Coordinator
AmeriCorps VISTA Member
118 South Main Street
Middlebury College|Middlebury, VT 05753