Updates from The Giving Tree
- April 2020 -
As we navigate through these challenging times, there is one thing we know for sure. The COVID-19 pandemic has provided us with an opportunity to focus on friends,
family and coming 'together' as a community... even though we are apart.
We hope this newsletter finds you well and inspires you & your family to continue
spreading kindness & goodness throughout our community.
In this issue:
  • Service Opportunities to do at home!
  • Join the 'Cards of Care Campaign' today
  • Spreading Kindness from a distance
  • Our Volunteers? Priceless!!
  • Taking care of the Earth
  • Growing veggies to share
Take Home Service Kits

Volunteering and community service are even more important during this crisis than ever. Social distancing does not mean social isolation.

Our volunteers have found a way to bring service projects to YOU and your family! Ready to assemble in your home at your convenience.

Email us to order your kit(s) today!
 
Each Take Home Service Kit includes:  
·        2 Maddie's Bag - benefiting local Police Officers
·       2 Superhero Planters - benefiting local Healthcare workers
·       2 Morning Munchie Bags – benefiting elderly Meals on Wheels recipients
·       1 Peace & Smiles Box® - benefiting Kids in Crisis
·       4 Cards to create – benefiting various individuals

Cost: $30

Cards of Care Campaign

Join us in our Cards of Care Campaign . Now through the month of April, we will we be collecting cards for health care workers, first responders, the elderly community and hospitalized kids.

Sometimes a simple thank you and note of appreciation lifts the spirits of those who may need it most at this uncertain time.

Complete your cards and mail them to us. We have reached out to various hospitals, police stations and assisted living facilities that are ready and more than willing to receive the cards. (Cards will also remain in quarantine for several days before delivery.)

Mailing address: The Giving Tree, PO Box 823, Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437
Spreading Kindness
 
As we guide our children through this difficult time, families are finding themselves wondering how to get through these days of isolation while still spreading some kindness and sunshine to those we hold dear. Click on the link below for some ideas.
National Volunteer Month
 
April is National Volunteer Month. This month is dedicated to honoring all of the volunteers in our communities as well as encouraging volunteerism throughout the year.

Our amazing Giving Tree volunteers are THE heart of our organization. We simply could not function without them. We thank them for their dedication to our mission.

This month... especially with all that is happening in the world... please remember to thank the volunteers of your community.

Celebrate Earth Day
April 22nd
 
April is the perfect time to remind ourselves of how we can do our part in taking care of this amazing planet we call home. Check out this list of ways to do our part in taking care of Mother Earth. (Some of the items listed are for when we go back to normal life again.) 

Make Earth Day every day!   You could even print out the page and post it on the fridge. (But promise us you will recycle the paper when you are done!)  

National Gardening Month
 
April is National Gardening Month. Are you planning on a garden for the summer? Especially now that we have a little extra time on our hands. 

Please consider growing a little extra to share. Food pantries and soup kitchens are always in need of fresh produce for their clients. Reach out to us if you are looking for a food pantry near you.

Amazon Shopping?
 
In-kind donations are always needed and very much appreciated. Check out our Amazon Wish List!
Corporate Support... Partner with Us

A special thank you to the McCaffrey's Food Market
of Blue Bell for their continued support.

Please visit the Corporate Support tab on our website for ways your company can become a Giving Tree partner.
The Giving Tree | 215-872-9328 | info@givingtreefamilies.org | www.givingtreefamilies.org